This Week @ WSPL

The Week of February 18

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released on our shelves each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

LIBRARY CLOSED for President’s Day: Monday, February 18th

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Trivia Night Fundraiser: Saturday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00 PM

Girls Who Code Club Meeting: Thursday, February 28 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*

Donate Button with Credit Cards

** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **

NEW ITEMS

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT BOOKS

The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Deep Creek by Pam Houston
Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz
The Current by Tim Johnston
The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Connections in Death by J. D. Robb

Book on CD: Friction by Sandra Brown

NEW JUNIOR FICTION BOOKS

The Friendship War by Andrew Clements
Our Principal’s in His Underwear by Stephanie Calmenson
Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, part 2 by Dav Pilkey
Treasure of the Gold Dragon by Tracey West

NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION BOOKS

Coding by James Floyd Kelly

New Online Resource: Brainfuse

The Wellman-Scofield Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of
Brainfuse JobNow – a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews. JobNow™ will be available to all library patrons from any home or library computer starting February 12, 2019.

To access JobNow™, please visit the library’s website at: https://wellmanlibrary.org/online-resources/

Background information

JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job seekers. It features the following services:

Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.

Resume Lab: Patrons can submit their resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. Users are also able to download resume templates or browse resources for producing better resumes.

Career Resources: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.

Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, the Adult Learning Center offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

About Brainfuse™

Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, serving a diversified client base of libraries, school districts, and colleges/universities for over 18 years. With Brainfuse, users receive real-time tutoring from instructors via our proprietary online classroom. We serve hundreds of library systems throughout the country, including the New Mexico State Library, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, the San Francisco Public Library, the Sacramento Public Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia, and North America’s largest homework help program through the Chicago Public Library. For more information about Brainfuse services, please contact info@brainfuse.com.

Share the Book Love this Valentine’s Day

Here is a great list of Valentine’s Day books to share with your children! To read the original post from Brightly, click HERE.

14 New Picture Books to Share with the Kids You Love This Valentine’s Day

by Iva-Marie Palmer

Just like we try to remember to be thankful on days that aren’t Thanksgiving and generous when it’s no longer the holiday season, we all work to do our best to honor the bonds of love (parent to child, friend to friend, neighbor to neighbor) both on Valentine’s Day and beyond. This new crop of picture books features some stories that are expressly about the holiday, some that are more about what love means in the everyday, and one option that sets its affections firmly on tacos. Great for gifting on February 14 and reading all year long, these reads are sure to warm hearts old and young.

Tilly and Tank by Jay Fleck In this age of political polarization, online feuds, and Twitter wars, we may not always set the best example for our kids of how to approach new people in the hopes of friendship. Fleck’s funny book is about Tilly, an elephant, who spies Tank on the horizon and at first figures the green machine for another elephant. The story reveals the joys of unlikely friendships and teaches tolerance and kindness as first steps to making the world better.

The 12 Days of Valentine’s by Jenna Lettice, illustrated by Colleen Madden In the same style as “The 12 Days of Christmas,” Lettice’s fun-to-read countdown to Valentine’s Day will be a fast favorite with the preschool and kindergarten sets. The rhyming list is a treat in itself but that the book includes stickers to share will have young hearts doubly aflutter.

Love by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long Newbery Medal winner de la Peña sent a message with his Last Stop on Market Street that the riches in life aren’t a matter of possessions but in possessing a perspective of gratitude. In his latest picture book, with breathtaking illustrations by Long, we’re reminded that love can assuredly be found all around us if we just stop for a moment to absorb and appreciate the many forms it takes. It’s a great way to reframe Valentine’s Day as being more about what we feel and transmit to our fellow humans than about how many paper hearts and chocolates we give or receive.

Valensteins by Ethan Long Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Long asks the important question in this latest entry featuring the characters from his Fright Club: What could be more frightening than falling in love? Fran K. Stein is up to something and none of his monster pals can guess what. The last thing they’d expect is for Fran to be making a valentine. In hilarious fashion, Long shows readers that even the scariest monsters sometimes get a case of the warm fuzzies.

What the World Needs Now Is Love by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt The 1965 song you’ve surely heard (that lilting “What the world needs now is love, sweet love”) calls on us to appreciate each other — everyone, no matter whom. A valentine to the idea of overlooking no one and each person mattering, the message is arguably as resonant as it was in the ’60s. Vibrant illustrations in all the colors of the rainbow make this a visual treat, too.

Love from Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Featuring original illustrations by Beatrix Potter, this small volume carries a sweet message that’s just right for a bedtime cuddle. (Fun fact: Peter Rabbit and his naughty but ingenious ways came about when Potter set out to write a letter to a 5-year-old son of her ex-governess and didn’t know what to write.)

Elmore by Hollie Hobbie It can be hard for anyone to make friends, but particularly a porcupine: Elmore is, after all, the very definition of prickly. Spikes shoot off his back at the most inopportune times. However, the warm message of this book is that the right friends take the time to get to know the true you, spikes and all. This sweet story is excellent to share this Valentine’s Day.

To read the entire list, click HERE

Original Post from www.readbrightly.com

This Week @ WSPL

Hello all! Welcome to our weekly post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events and to see the list of new books being released on shelved this week. You can also follow us on Goodreads and receive notifications of all the books we’ve added each week.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Smash Bros. Tournament: Saturday, February 16 @ 11:00 AM

LIBRARY CLOSED for President’s Day: Monday, February 18th

Trivia Night Fundraiser: Saturday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00 PM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

Girls Who Code Club Meeting: Thursday, February 28 4:00 – 4:45 PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*

Donate Button with Credit Cards

** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **

NEW ITEMS

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

New This Week for Young Readers:


Snippets by Diane Alber
Splatter by Diane Alber
5-Minute Pete the Cat Stories by James Dean
The Little Pig, the Bicycle, and the Moon by Pierrette Dubea
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Kin Eagle
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman
Paw Patron 5-minute Stories Collection
Grow Up, David by David Shannon
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Iza Trapani
Old King Cole by Iza Trapani
Everybody Potties by Cheri Vogel
Daniel Learns to Share by Becky Friedman
Daniel Plays at School by Daphne Pendergrass
Bedtime is Canceled by Cece Meng
Big Nate: Genius Mode by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate: Mr. Popularity by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate: Silent but Deadly by Lincoln Peirce

DVDs

Daniel Tiger: Will You Be Mine?

Books into Movies in 2019

If you are like us and like to read the book before you watch the movie, check out this post from Goodreads listing some of the book to screen adaptations coming to us this year.

The Big Book-to-Screen Adaptations of 2019

From Goodreads Posted by Hayley on January 16, 2019 ·

big 2019 books


Ready to see some of your favorite stories come to life? Hollywood producers, directors, and actors are continuing their obsession with books—not that we can blame them.

From Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, starring Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan, to the wartime romp of Catch-22 with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, there’s an adaptation for every type of reader. Love horror? Check out NOS4A2 and Pet Sematary. Want true stories? Try The Best of Enemies and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

And the stars of last year’s adaptations are back for more. Lana Condor follows up her breakout performance in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by enrolling in Syfy’s Deadly Class, and Amy Adams moves from HBO’s psychological thriller, Sharp Objects, to the big-screen adaptation of the Hitchcockian The Woman in the Window.

We’ve included the release dates (if available) and the network or platform where you’ll find each television show. For more information about the adaptations, click on the title.

Movie adaptations

A Dog’s Way Home
Based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron

With 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, one lost puppy embarks on an unforgettable adventure home. The movie stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, and Edward James Olmos.

Release date: January 11

Native Son
Based on the book by Richard Wright

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. The young black man comes of age in 1930s Chicago in this powerful story of race and class division. The movie stars Ashton Sanders, Nick Robinson, and Sanaa Lathan.

Release date: January 24

The Rhythm Section
Based on the book by Mark Burnell

The plane crash that killed Stephanie’s family wasn’t an accident. Filled with rage, she joins a covert intelligence organization to exact her revenge. The movie stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown.

Release date: February 22

Chaos Walking
Based on the book by Patrick Ness

How do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? Todd and his dog, Manchee, run for their lives in a surreal dystopian world. The movie stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, and Nick Jonas.

Release date: March 1

The Turning
Based on the book by Henry James

A governess attempts to protect two strange, oddly silent children as malevolent forces draw nearer in this modern update of the classic tale. The movie stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, and Barbara Marten.

Release date: March 14

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Based on the book by Maria Semple

When revolutionary architect–turned–misanthropic matriarch Bernadette disappears, it’s up to her daughter to search through emails and secret correspondences to find her. The movie stars Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, and Kristen Wiig.

Release date: August 9

The Informer
Based on the book by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström

An ex-convict and top-secret operative embarks on a dangerous assignment: posing as a prisoner inside the country’s most notorious jail. The movie stars Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Ana de Armas.

Release date: March 22

To read the full list at Goodreads.com, click HERE

This Week @ WSPL

Hello all! Welcome to our weekly post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events and to see the list of new books being released on shelved this week. You can also follow us on Goodreads and receive notifications of all the books we’ve added each week.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Make & Take: Valentine Cards: Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00 AM

Smash Bros. Tournament: Saturday, February 16 @ 11:00 AM

LIBRARY CLOSED for President’s Day: Monday, February 18th

Trivia Night Fundraiser: Saturday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00 PM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*

Donate Button with Credit Cards

** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **

NEW ITEMS

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander
Fulfillment by Barbara Delinsky
Half of What you Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis
The Widows by Jess Montgomery
The Girl Without a Name by Sandra Block
Little Black Lies by Sandra Block
First the Jews-Combating the World’s Longest-Running Hate Campaign by Rabbi Evan Moffic

NEW YOUNG ADULT


Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF JANUARY 28

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every week we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Story Time with Carol: Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Make a Groundhog Puppet: Saturday, February 2 between 9:00 AM -1:00PM

Make & Take: Valentine Cards: Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00 AM

Smash Bros. Tournament: Saturday, February 16 @ 11:00 AM

LIBRARY CLOSED for President’s Day: Monday, February 18th

Trivia Night Fundraiser: Saturday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00 PM

Pizza Ranch Community Fundraising Event: Monday, March 11th 5PM- 8PM

*Make an online donation to WSPL’s Renovation Fund on our new DONATION PAGE or click the yellow Donate button below.*

Donate Button with Credit Cards

** Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for the most recent updates! **

NEW ITEMS

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 

New Children’s Books

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey
Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Elbow Grease by John Cena
Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex by Mo O’Hara
Dude by Aaron Reynolds
Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer
Sleep, My Bunny by Rosemary Wells

New Adult Fiction

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
The Best of Us by Robyn Carr
Siege of Stone by Terry Goodkind
The Boy by Tami Hoag
Watching You by Lisa Jewell
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Liar Liar by James Patterson
Under the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson

Girls Who Code Club

We are excited to announce a new program! On February 28th, we will be having our first Girls Who Code club meeting here at the Wellman-Scofield Library. This is a club is for girls in grades 3rd-5th and will meet on the last Thursday of each month from 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more information on the Girls Who Code organization, check out their website: www.girlswhocode.com. 

Registration is required to attend and space is limited, so sign up today by calling us here at the library at (319) 646-6858.