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April 2013

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    Buzzy Books - Your Summer Reading List! ()

    Life After Life

    According to Entertainment Weekly, there are three books that need to be on your summer reading list.  They're awfully good at picking these things--and last year's hottest of the hot Gone Girl was written by one of their own former writers.  So here you go!  Think SUMMER!

    Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson - What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she...

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    Tags: Buzzy Books, Fiction

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    Books in the News - 4/21/13 ()

    Snapper

    Forgot to write down that great book you saw written about in the paper this weekend?  We can help!  For your convenience, here is a list of all the books featured in our local papers! 

    The Pioneer Press this Sunday featured a selection of "Hidden Treasures"--memoirs that were self-published or put out by independent presses, including:

    Can't Never Did Nothin': A Minnesota Pioneer Memoir by Glenn W. Ekbom with Clyde Ekbom - Memoir of a Minnesota small business owner, compiled by his son from his father's audiotapes and writing.

    Memories of the Great American Ice Shows by Jimmy Lawrence - Memoir of ice skater Lawrence and his adventures in the Ice Capades...

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    Tags: Newspapers

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    Inquiring Minds - Rental Books ()

    Every week, librarian Judy Woodward compiles the most interesting reference questions and sends them to the Roseville Review. Here's this week's high-demand inquiry!

    Q. How can I put a request in for a rental book?

    A. As a convenience to our patrons, the Library maintains a small rental collection of extremely popular best-sellers. For those who don’t want to wait through a lengthy request list to get a copy of a high-demand title, we offer the option of rental copies on a first come/first serve basis. We never take requests for our rental materials. We charge 25 cents per day for a rental book—slightly more for other rental materials—and you can keep it as long as you want. The rental collection is an entirely...

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    Inquiring Minds - All About Peat! ()

    Every week, librarian Judy Woodward compiles the most interesting reference questions and sends them to the Roseville Review. Here's this week's inquiry!

    Q. What can you tell me about peat? Is the United States a net importer or exporter?

    A. Peat is used for gardening and soil improvement purposes that range from golf courses to earthworm cultivation. The United States gets about 60% of its peat from elsewhere, mostly Canada. Our own peat production figures are declining. In 2012 the U.S produced 560,000 metric tons of the stuff, which was over 50,000 metric tons less than our output in 2008. Minnesota may have larger peat reserves than elsewhere...

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    Tags: Newspapers

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    Books in the News - 4/14/13 ()

    Color Blind

    Here are the books featured in our local newspapers in this very snowy week in April:

    Over at the Pioneer Press in their Spring Arts section, they did an extensive feature on new books being released, which is beautifully available in full detail on their website for your convenience.

    At the always illuminating Star Tribune Books section:

    Submergence by J.M. Ledgard - This beautifully written novel, the second from...

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    Tags: Newspapers