station eleven

 

This week’s staff pick is a dystopian page turner. The story travels back and forth in time to a period before the “Georgian Flu”, a deadly virus that wipes out 99% of the population, and twenty years after the end of civilization.  Following several characters whose stories weave together in unexpected ways, the story touches on humanity, remembering the past and the importance of art and culture.  Our staffer recommended it as “science fiction for non-science fiction readers”.

A flight from Russia lands in middle America, its passengers carrying a virus that explodes “like a neutron bomb over the surface of the earth.” In a blink, the world as we know it collapses. “No more ballgames played under floodlights,” Emily St. John Mandel writes in this smart and sober homage to life’s smaller pleasures, brutally erased by an apocalypse. “No more trains running under the surface of cities … No more cities … No more Internet … No more avatars.” Survivors become scavengers, roaming the ravaged landscape or clustering in pocket settlements, some of them welcoming, some dangerous. What’s touching about the world of Station Eleven is its ode to what survived, in particular the music and plays performed for wasteland communities by a roving Shakespeare troupe, the Traveling Symphony, whose members form a wounded family of sorts. The story shifts deftly between the fraught post-apocalyptic world and, twenty years earlier, just before the apocalypse, the death of a famous actor, which has a rippling effect across the decades. It’s heartbreaking to watch the troupe strive for more than mere survival. At once terrible and tender, dark and hopeful, Station Eleven is a tragically beautiful novel that both mourns and mocks the things we cherish. –Taken from Amazon

 

Looking for a downloadable book for the weekend?  Check out our newly purchased  ebooks on 3M Cloud Library.  These books can be found on the Featured shelves.

Think that’s all w3mcloude have?  Don’t fret, you can find loads more under the Browse section.  Did you know you can also search for a specific title or author?  Just use the magnifying glass search box and enter your criteria.  For example, Girl on the Train has been moved from the new fiction shelves but you can still find it by searching “Girl on the Train” or Hawkins, Paula.

Happy Reading!

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Have you heard about Thank You Neighbor yet? Our new program celebrates Franklin Township’s everyday heroes, and we need your help!

Celebrate Franklin Township, and the people who make it a great place to live, by honoring the kind things we do for each other every day.

Through September 11th, the Franklin Township Public Library encourages all residents to recognize their good neighbors by submitting a Thank You, Neighbor form. Franklin Township Public Library will invite all good neighbors, and the people who recognized them, to a celebration at the Library featuring entertainment and refreshments on September 20th.

Pick up a recognition form at any service desk or on the FTPL website – simply click the red “Thank You Neighbor” button in the header next to our logo.

Please hand your completed Thank You Neighbor forms to any service desk.  Please participate and nominate your fantastic neighbors!

 

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Have a smartphone? A tablet? Some other cool device that downloads apps?  If the answer is yes, you should download one of our fantastic apps – Bookmyne, Zinio, 3M and OneClickDigital.

Bookmyne:

For checking your library account and placing holds, use Bookmyne.  Bookmyne is a mobile app that allows catalog searching, placing holds, barcode scanning and more!  You can learn more about it here.  We like it because the new version is easy to use and simple.  You will need your Library Card Number and PIN to register.

Below are the QR codes that you can scan and download with a QR scanner.  Or you can click on “Android” or “Apple” and it will take you to the respective app store, where you can also download it.

Bookmyne ANDROID:

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Bookmyne APPLE:

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Zinio:

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We also now have digital magazines with Zinio for Libraries!   This new service is available to resident library card holders.

We have subscriptions to 46 different magazines!   These magazines are available electronically, and are identical to the print version, including ads.  To access our digital magazines, you must visit Zinio’s website (you can also visit the Zinio link under the eReading tab on the Library’s website), and create an account.  This is a very simple process.   You will need your library barcode number and a working email address.

It is important to remember your login information after you’ve created an account, since you will also use it to utilize the Zinio for Libraries app (smartphones, tablets, etc.).  Your email address is your username.

If you have any questions or need any help, look at Zinio’s Help Page, which is very thorough.  They have user guides and video tutorials for PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and more.  It also has an online support form and email addresses for technical assistance.  Please reach out to them with any technical issues.  The Library cannot help retrieve forgotten username (your email address) or password information.

You can read magazines online, via your internet browser, or via an app.  All magazine selections must be made online through your internet browser.  The app only allows you to read titles you have already checked out.

When downloading the app, you must download the Zinio for Libraries app, not just “Zinio”.  Your login information will not work with the Zinio app.  When opening the app for the first time, you will have to login.  The app uses this logo:

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3M and One Click Digital

We have two apps for ebooks and eaudiobooks. Visit our eBooks page for details on how to get the app for your device. Set up is easy: just select the library, then enter your barcode and PIN. Start browsing our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks today! Click on Categories, or search by title etc. to view our complete collection.

3M has more ebooks, and One Click Digital is primarily eaudiobooks at this time.

You can see our ebook services anytime on our ebook webpage.

P.S. – Don’t forget we have 4 kindles with pre-loaded titles available for checkout.  These have great titles like The Girl on the Train, The Boston Girl, Leaving Time, Gray Mountain and more!  Please note that if it says it is “being repaired” it is probably available for checkout.  We evaluate their condition every time they are returned.

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This week’s staff pick is an enchanting adult fairy tale this novel was made into the movie Stardust.  Utterly charming, this staff favorite is an adventure story like you haven’t seen before.  We also have the audiobook read by the author, and it’s top-notch.

“In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he’ll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he’ll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.”–Taken from Amazon.com


Stardust (H)

Neil Gaiman

Published: Feb 01, 1999 by William Morrow
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9780062314321

Stardust Low Price CD

Neil Gaiman

Published: Sep 17, 2013 by HarperAudio
Find in the Library


 

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