Friday, November 21, 2014

Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1

We hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. 

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food, and great movies based on books! You probably already know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is out in the theaters. If you go see it, stop by after the break and let us know what you thought about it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Music

Screenshot of Freegal

Do you love holiday music? Do you want some of the newest Christmas or other holiday songs without paying a dime? Wouldn't it be awesome if you could also download these songs to your phone or computer so you would own the music permanently?

You can do all this with Freegal. Get 3 free songs a week from a huge music catalog of current hits and old favorites. If you start now, you'll have an album or two of new music for the holidays!

Let us know if you have any questions on how to download music from Freegal.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose your own adventure returns!! 

R. A. Montgomery, co-founder and publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure books, passed away on November 9. As a child, I enjoyed these books because I was able to control of the story!

How did it work? You would start the story and read to a point where it would ask you to make a decision. Once you made your choice, you would turn to the page indicated. Next, you would face another decision that would lead you to another page further in the book. This would continue until the end of the story. Depending on which story you chose and the decisions you made, you either learned a lesson, saved the day, or met an unfortunate end.

For more on R. A. Montgomery's life and work, read this article from PBS Newshour.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Planning @ the Library

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! Can you believe it. It's time to start  looking for that turkey and planning your meal. Tired of the same old thing every year? Well, try some of our cookbooks for inspiration! Take a look below and let us know if you would like to take one home before thanks giving.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This Day In History

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on this day in 1850.

Can you guess what book this image depicts?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Update: Mississippi newspapers online

Last year, we wrote about the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) digitizing Mississippi Newspapers for inclusion in Chronicling America, a project with the Library of Congress to make newspapers from 1836 to 1922 in America accessible online.

There are now several Mississippi newspapers available for you to search, read, and download in Chronicling America. When the MDAH is finished with the project, you'll be able to see what was the big news of the day in 22 counties in Mississippi from 1836-1922.

This image below is part of an article from The Macon Beacon describing the shipwreck and sinking of the Titanic. Click on it to see the entire issue of that paper.

Image provided by Mississippi Department of Archives and History