Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Free Audiobooks for your MP3 player!
(Or your computer)

That's right. Free. 1,104 to be exact.

Click here to get the NCLIVE password.

Then go here.

Provided by NCLIVE and netLibrary.

Very cool.

To see if your MP3 player will work, visit the Plays For Sure website. (Unfortunately, IPods will not play protected WMA files.)

Thanks for reading,


Friday, January 20, 2006

Taking a Stroll to the Magazine Racks...

The latest issue of Travel and Leisure, TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM, marks their 35th anniversary! The article, "1971,By the Numbers", descibes unbelievable travel rates that were enjoyed in the early 70's and the places that travelers visited.

Although I can only dream of a trip to Paris, I enjoy the stroll I take to the library's magazine racks and the savings the library offers when I'm able to check out the great selections!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Looking for Bestellers?

Click here...

Don't forget that you can request them and have them sent to Archdale. Can't remember your PIN? Don't hesitate to call us if you need more help.

Thanks for reading,


Friday, January 06, 2006

According to a news article in today's (1/6/06) Charlotte Observer,

The Book Standard on Thursday released its list of the books that sold the most, with "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" the runaway winner.
The novel, by J.K. Rowling, had more first-day sales (4,106,000 copies) than any other book for the entire year, Book Standard officials said.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were:

• "A Million Little Pieces," by James Frey (Anchor Books).
• "The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead).
• "1776," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster).
• "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown (Doubleday).
• "The World Is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
• "The Purpose-Driven Life," by Rick Warren (Zondervan).
• "Angels & Demons," by Dan Brown (Pocket Star).
• "You, The Owner's Manual," by Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen (HarperCollins).
• "Eldest," by Christopher Paolini (Knopf Books for Young Readers).
The rankings are based on sales data from Nielsen BookScan.
Which ones were your favorites?

P.S. The Archdale Library will host a Dino-Mite Family Nite on Tuesday, Jan. 24
Hope you can come!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Book Break!

Join the Book Break book club as they discuss The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCAll Smith at 2:00 on Tuesday, January 17. (The refreshments are worth it alone--but the company is even better.)

You can also try the Book-On-Tape or the Book-On-CD. We even have the Large Print version.

Everyone is welcome.

Future Reads:
February 21 - A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
March 21 - Light From Heaven by Jan Karon
April 18 - Pawley's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
May 16 - Friendship Cake by Lynne Hilton
September 19 - Miss Julia Stands Her Ground by Ann B. Ross

Thanks for reading,