Monday, April 21, 2014

Awesome Non-Fiction Authors from 2013

Good morning blog readers!

If there is one thing we know at the Library, it is that everyone loves a good Non-Fiction book. We have even posted the Top Ten Non-Fiction Titles in circulation in 2013 at the library. However, we also know that you can't have a good book without a great author! Here is a list of the top ten circulating Non-Fiction authors in 2013. These are the authors that you, our patrons, checked out the most. They helped you with history, cooking, living healthy, religion and saving money! Included with each author is a list of some of their titles we have in our collection. Click on the linked Book Title to place a hold on a copy at your local Linebaugh Library branch.

Top 10 Non-Fiction Authors

Joyce Meyer

The Confident Mom: Guiding Your Family with God's Strength and 
You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late
God is Not Mad at You: You Can Experience Real Love, 
        Acceptance, and Guilt-Free Living
Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That 
        Will Energize Your Life

Bill O'Reilly

Killing Jesus: a History
Keep it Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World
Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination that Defined a Generation
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed 
       America Forever

Time-Life Books

What Life was Like in Europe's Romantic Era: Europe, 1789-1848
A Century of Sports
The Complete Fix-It
The Healing Cookbook: Healthy Heart

Dave Ramsey

The Total Money Makeover: a Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the 
The Money Answer Book: Quick Answers for Your Everyday Financial 
Financial Peace Revisited

Max Lucado

You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
Live Loved: Experiencing God's Presence in Everyday Life
Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference
Redefining Beautiful: What God Sees When God Sees You

Rachael Ray

Week in a Day: 5 Dishes, 1 Day
The Book of Burger
My Year in Meals
Rachael Ray's Look + Cook

Harold Bloom

The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King 
        James Bible
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems
Cormac McCarthy

Joel Osteen

Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an 
        Extraordinary Life
Becoming a Man of Unwavering Faith
I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
Every Day a Friday: How to be Happier 7 Days a Week

Deepak Chopra

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream
What Are You Hungry For?:The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight
         Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to 
        Change the World
Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet

E. D. (Eric Donald) Hirsch

The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools
The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for 
        American Children
The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them
What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Read-Alouds to Get Ready for 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Awesome Chair for NLW 2014!

It's Wednesday of National Library Week, which means it is National Bookmobile Day! Keep an eye out for Linebaugh's Bookmobile making its way around Middle Tennessee today, and give them a honk or a wave in appreciation. Our Bookmobile allows us to spread the joy of reading outside of the library's walls, and we would like to say thank you to the people who take the time and the money to make that happen.

Also in accordance with National Library Week, let's discuss Judy Blume! The best-selling author and intellectual freedom advocate is the 2014 National Library Week honorary chair. Judy Blume has discussed that she found her first favorite books sitting on the floor of the children's room of the public library in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She has written 28 books and recently co-wrote/produced the film adaptation of her YA novel Tiger Eyes. Blume was also the deserving recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Library Association. Judy Blume's books are beloved around the world in many languages, and we wanted to highlight some of her books we have available in circulation for you, our patrons. As always, click on the linked book title to be directed to LPLS's catalog to reserve a copy!

These titles are just a small selection of Judy Blume's very popular works. We hope you find an awesome new read or rediscover an old favorite of our awesome honorary chair for this year's National Library Week, Judy Blume!

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Awesome Week!

It's that time of year. . . NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!! Here at LPLS we are so excited to celebrate National Library Week with our staff, patrons, and community.

This year, National Library Week is being celebrated from April 13-19. This year's theme is "Lives change @ your library." We wanted to start the week off with a post offering some NLW facts, as well as some facts about LPLS that you may not have known. There are links throughout the post you can click on to be directed to the coordinating website.

National Library Week
Research conducted in the mid-1950's showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions, and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers formed a non-profit organization called the National Book Committee in 1954.

The committee developed a plan for NLW based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"

After the second NLW was observed in 1959, the ALA Council voted to continue the annual celebration.

NLW is observed each year, generally during the second full week, in April.

Celebrations that take place during NLW include: National Library Workers Day (Tuesday) National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday), and Celebrate Teen Literature Day (Thursday).


Linebaugh Public Library
In addition to hardback and paperback books, the library also offers large print texts, MP3 audio books, CD books, music on CD, DVDs, TV on DVDs, and computers.

The main branch of LPLS, situated in downtown Murfreesboro, has 80,000 patrons, with 26,400 of those under the age of 18.

The library offers many classes and groups every month for the community, including computer systems/operations, genealogy, book clubs, French conversation class, writers groups, and workshops ranging in interests/topics.

LPLS is on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and multiple blogs (like this one!!). Also, the library offers free wifi for your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or Ereader while in the library.

With your Linebaugh Library membership, you have FREE access to the Regional Ebook and Audiobook Download System (R.E.A.D.S.) and the Tennessee Electronic Library. 

We hope everyone has an AWESOME and library-filled National Library Week!!