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One Book - One Community Events

The life we buryOne Book One Community (OBOC) has chosen The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Following with the tradition of having the author speak to the community, Mr. Eskens will speak Thursday, April 6, at 7p.m. at Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

This year the committee has added to the programming discussion groups. These will meet in January at Don Pancho’s, February at Papa Gyros and March at Frank’s Family Restaurant and be hosted by members of the OBOC committee.

Upcoming programs and discussion groups are as follows:

  • February 22, 11:00-12:00 at Papa Gyro: mini book discussion moderated by Harry Paidas
  • March 14, 7:00 at YWCA: Chuck Gross speaking about “Over and Back: Memoirs of Vietnam”
  • March 22, 3:00-4:00 at Frank’s Family Restaurant: mini book discussion moderated by Chris Schillig

Featured Service - Enhancements to the Catalog

For many years, the library has subscribed to Syndetics for the book jackets that appear in our online catalog. They also offered 1st chapters, synopses, series info, and author background along with a few other options. Syndetics got their database of goodies from various publishers.

To this service, we added LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) for related titles, versions/editions, tags, and reading levels. If you are not familiar with LibraryThing, the company has been around for many years and has a database provided by 2 million book lovers who have cataloged their home collections and offered reviews of them to the world.

The two companies have now joined forces in a single catalog enhancement product - Syndetics Unbound. The benefit is an extended package of catalog enhancements that we didn't have access to in the past including info on video games, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks along with more details on books.

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