Saturday, November 4, 2017

Do you like books?
Do you like beer?
If you answered yes to either question, consider joining us in November at Katabatic Brewing Company for Books-and-Brews! Each of Katabatics's brews will feature a recommended book accompaniment, especially chosen to highlight the beer’s body and subtle notes of flavor. These pairings, chosen by local beer and book experts, will leave you feeling satisfied and satiated.
We'll see you there! 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Do Ghosts Exist?

Do Ghosts Exist?

Peggy, Joseph, and Justin Weisgerber of the Livingston Supernatural Society will be here to offer their perspectives on this topic. 
"As an organization devoted to the exploration of the paranormal, we research and investigate any thing out of the realm of the real.  Don't get us wrong though.  We maintain a skeptical, yet open-minded approach when we document and research the supernatural. 

Our ultimate goal is to help the understanding, and further others' investigation into paranormal subjects, by uncovering evidence that can't be explained by any logical reasoning." , said Peggy Weisgerber of the L.S.S.

Join us as the members of the L.S.S. explains what they do, what equipment they use, and their findings and warnings.

 Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Forthcoming New Titles

Forthcoming Titles
Ladies and gentlemen, place your holds!

Chronicles of a Liquid Society by Umberto Eco
Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists Mental Health Experts Assess a President, Bandy Lee, ed.
The River ofConsciousness by Oliver Sacks
Whereas: Poems by Layli Long Soldier

Literary Fiction/Popular Fiction
Future Home of theLiving God by Louise Erdrich
In the Midst ofWinter by Isabel Allende
Mrs. Osmond by John Banville
The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans
Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry
Demon Crown by James Rollins
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
Death at Nuremberg by W.E.B. Griffin
End Game by David Baldacci
Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark
Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen
Ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen
Hardcore Twenty-four by Janet Evanovich
House of UnexpectedSisters by Alexander McCall Smith
People vs. AlexCross by James Patterson
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Protected by the Shadows by Helene Tursten
The Shadow District by Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason
Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James
Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler
Wanted by Robert Crais
Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
You Can Run by Steve Mosby

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Artemis by Andy Weir
Girl in the Tower by Katherine Alden
Oathbringer: Book 3 of the Stormlight Archive by Brian Sanderson
Persepolis Rising by James Corey
Secret History ofWitches by Louisa Morgan
Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Keeping Track of What You've Read

There are several ways to keep track of what you've read, besides that little notebook you keep by your reading chair.

In Montana Library 2 Go

  • Each time a title is borrowed, it is added to your history. At launch, you will see an empty history until you borrow a title, or manually add it.
  • Titles can be manually added through the context menu (…) or from the title details page. For example, you can add titles you read before the start of the history, or titles read from other sources (print, purchased, etc.).

  • You can choose to hide your history from the Settings page. If you opt to display your history again at a later date, you will only see titles added from that point forward.
  • You can also remove individual titles from the History page through the context menu (…) or on the title details page.
At the Check-out Desk
Just ask a Library staffer to turn on your account history, and it'll keep a record of your checkouts from then on...for about three years or so.

Online through the Library Catalog
Click 'access my account' over there at left. Then click 'Log In' at upper right. Enter your card number (no spaces) and your PIN (if you don't know it, try CHANGEME). Click 'My Account'. Click 'Preferences' and select 'Record my checkout history', 'Show my checkout history', or both, then 'Update'. ('Show my checkout history' doesn't make it public, it just shows it to you.)

On Goodreads
Goodreads is a pretty decent resource for keeping track of what you've read, what you'd like to read, and what you never want to see again. You can also rate and reviews titles, and see the rankings and reviews of others. Of course, you have to create an account or sign in via your facebook account.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

October New Titles

Place your holds early to get these books sooner! Have your card number and PIN ready, click the link and select 'Place Hold'.

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill by Deanne Stillman
The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by  Rich Cohen
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by  Scott Kelly
Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future by  Edward Struzik
Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by  Richard Lloyd Parry
Grant by  Ron Chernow
The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant
That Revolutionized Eating in America by The Moosewood Collective
The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown by Blaire Briody
Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith
Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang by David Philipps
The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Every to Nearly
Nothing by Caleb Scharf

Literary Fiction:
After the Fire by Henning Mankell
Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn
Fresh Complaint: Short Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides
Here In Berlin by Cristina Garcia
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Relive Box and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle
Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Smile by Roddy Doyle
Under a Pole Star by Steff Penney

Crazy Like a Fox by Rita Mae Brown
Deep Freeze by John Sandford
Friends and Traitors by John Lawton
Hide & Seek by M.J. Arlidge
Killing Season by Faye Kellermann
Midnight Line by Lee Child
Mind Game by Iris Johansen
Origin by Dan Brown
Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay
Pulse by Felix Francis
Quick and Dirty by Stuart Woods
Righteous by Joe Ide
Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Tiger’s Prey by Wilbur Smith
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror:
Edge Dancer by Brandon Sanderson
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruins of Ymr by John Crowley
Machine Learning by Hugh Howey
Provenance by Ann Leckie
Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Monday, August 28, 2017

Forthcoming New Titles

Place your holds early to get these books sooner! Click the link and select 'Place Hold', or ask us how.

Autonomous by AnnaLee Newitz
Blood Card by Elly Griffiths (#3 in a series)
Casually of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd
The Child Finder by Rene Denfield
A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMiller
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben
An Echo of Murder: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry
Enemy of the State: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Vince Flynn
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbet Salender Novel by David Lagercrantz (continuing Steig Larsson's 'Millenium' Series)
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
Haunted by James Patterson
Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
Lightning Men by Mullen Thomas
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
Proof of Life by J.A. Jance
The Hangman's Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman for Robert B. Parker
The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler
Saboteur by Andrew Gross
The Scarred Woman by Jussie Adler-Olsen
Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery by Ann Cleeves
Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sisters by Lily Tuck
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon
The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus
The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown
Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt
The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics by Jim Shepard

Thursday, August 17, 2017