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the larger wheel through the window, glu- ing the edges down well and spacing them

the larger wheel through the window, glu- ing the edges down well and spacing them so that only one word can be seen at a time.

8. Finally, decorate the top wheel with more Mother's Day greetings and messag- es.

For more Mother’s Day craft ideas, check out these books:

My Very Own Mother's Day: A Book of Cooking and Crafts by Robin West. Cat. # J 641.5 WEST

lets get crafty

Mom: No single Mother's Day card could

possibly express all you mean to your fam- ily, but this one comes close.

Kids: At a loss for words? This clever wheel-shaped card lets you tell Mom just how great you think she is.

Total time: 1 hour Ages: School-age

What you'll need:


Card stock


Pinking shears

- Craft knife

- Paper fastener

- Glue

- Pinking shears - Craft knife - Paper fastener - Glue more (we used different colors),

more (we used different colors), each one slightly larger than the previous one. Trim the circles with pinking shears, if you like.

3. Glue together the 2 smallest circles and

the 2 largest circles to create 2 double-thick wheels.

4. Use a craft knife (an adult's job) to cut a

small window (ours was about 1" by 2") in the smaller wheel, then write the beginning

of a message (such as "To me you are:") above the window.

5. From newspapers or magazines, snip complimentary words and phrases to com- plete your message, such as "amazing," "wonderful," "the greatest thing" (they should be the size of the window or smaller).

(they should be the size of the window or smaller). 7. Use a glue stick to

7. Use a glue stick to attach the cutouts to

How to make it:

6. Poke a hole

1. Trace around a small plate onto colored

through the center of each wheel and

card stock and cut out the circle (ours was

attach them with

about 7" across).

a paper fastener.

2. Using this circle as a guide, cut out 3

Mother's Day Crafts by Arlene Erlbach. Cat. # J 745.5941628 ERLBACH

Things to Make for Mother's Day by Re- becca Gilpin. Cat. #J 745.5941 GILPIN

Do you have a craft you’d like us to fea- ture in next month’s issue of @yourlibrary? Let us know via our Face- book page (facebook.com/parkwoodlib) or email us at library@park.lib.wv.us.

Riddle me this… >>>

Here on earth it is true, yesterday is al- ways before today, but there is a place where yesterday always follows today. Where?

Hint: Dewey Decimal, 423

Look for the answer in next month’s issue of @yourlibrary!

Audiobooks: The Next Generation >>>

by Matt Emrick Everyone has heard the term “MP3” by now. We know them as small- sized audio files, once the foe of the music industry now booming through digital mu- sic sales. Some may be sur- prised to know that now it’s not just music that can be purchased in MP3 format. Many audiobook manufac- turers are now bundling MP3 copies of their books on a single disc along with the traditional multi-CD packs. MP3 is a beneficial audio file format for audio- book manufactures and lis- teners. It can enable a full-length una- bridged audiobook to be contained on just one or two discs. A single unabridged audi- obook of ten hours can be reduced from ten CDs to just one MP3-CD, saving libraries

shelf space and helping listeners avoid changing discs on long road trips. The MP3 format also offers easy bookmarking and quick transfer to MP3 devices. MP3-CDs are playable on PCs, Macs and MP3-compatible CD players, which includes many car stereos and even DVD and Blu- Ray players. All compatible CD players are easily identifiable as they have MP3-CD marked on them. The content can also be transferred to personal MP3 de- vices for listening on the move. The Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library is currently offering nearly 300 MP3-CD titles and the collection is quickly growing. These MP3-CDs are located on the main floor of the Emerson Avenue li- brary next to the (now very old-school) cas- sette audiobooks.

are located on the main floor of the Emerson Avenue li- brary next to the (now

in this issue >>>

Major May New Releases

Cooking with Your Library

Dig Into Reading @ the City Park

Let’s Get Crafty: Wheel of Affection

Audiobooks: The Next Generation

Issue 6 May 2013
Issue 6
May 2013

A Monthly Insight into the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

@yourlibrary Young Readers Blog Did you know that the Young Read- ers room has its
Young Readers Blog
Did you know that the Young Read-
ers room has its very own blog? Updated daily
by staff members Dave and Brenda, the blog
features a Picture Book of the Day, local
events pertaining to the library, and so much
A map of the Young Readers Room is
helpful for kids who might not know how to
navigate the library just yet.
We also feature helpful resources like
an Accelerated Reader how-to guide, links to
useful reference sites, information on library
tour and special programming information.
If there’s something you’d like to see
featured on the blog, please contact Brenda or
Dave at (304) 420-4587 ext. 20 or stop in!
We’re always open to suggestions!
by Matt Emrick
Mourning has broken out among
fans of the telepathic Louisiana waitress
Sookie Stackhouse after author Charlaine
Harris announced that this month would see
the publication of the final novel.
Harris, whose bestselling books
about vampires, werewolves and other su-
pernatural beings in the small southern town
of Bon Temps was made into the popular
True Blood television series, had previously
hinted in 2011 that she was planning to
bring the story to a close, saying “I think it’ll
be total closure. I don’t go back to things
once I’ve finished them. I don’t want to
write Sookie after I get stale.”
But she made the definitive an-
nouncement on her Facebook page last year,
telling readers that the 13 th and final Sookie
Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After, would
be on sale in early May. She immediately
drew more than 5,000 “likes” and hundreds
of comments from her fans, from “Say it
ain't so!” to “How can you do that to us!”
Harris's other series include the
Harper Connelly books, about a woman
who can tell the cause of death for any dead
body, the Lily Bard Mystery Series, about
amateur sleuth Lily Bard, and the Aurora
Teagarden Mystery Series, about a mystery-
and the Aurora Teagarden Mystery Series, about a mystery- Sookie Stackhouse Series Comes to a Close

Sookie Stackhouse Series Comes to a Close

solving Georgian librarian. Her next project will be a graphic novel, Cemetery Girl, in collaboration with author Christopher Gold- en in which an amnesiac awakes to find her- self living in a graveyard. But for now Harris is mainly con- cerned with tying up loose ends in Bon Temps for the cast of characters she has fol- lowed for twelve years. “I don't know if I can get everything wound up. It just feels like a very big challenge,” she told the Hou- ston Press last year. “It's so hard. I find my- self wanting to bring back random people, just so I can say, 'Here they are. Here's what happened.' And then I think, it's not going to be a very cohesive book if I have all these guest appearances. I really have to stick to the core of the book; I can't just throw peo- ple in there to give them a wave of the hand. Maybe there'll be an addendum on my web- site or as an eBook, something where I say, 'This is what happened to Harry Bellefleur!' or 'This is what happened to Tanya.' I don't want to leave anybody frustrated.” Dead Ever After is released May 7 th and is now available for wait-list requests at the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library and all of its branches. In addition, season six of True Blood begins on June 6 th on HBO.

Cooking With Your Library >>> Major May New Releases >>> Pumpkin Seed Mole Dip (Sikil
Cooking With Your Library >>>
Major May New Releases >>>
Pumpkin Seed Mole Dip (Sikil Pak)
Makes about 2 cups
 1 cup raw, hulled pumpkin seeds
Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas Series #6)
by Dean Koontz
Three helpless innocents will be brutally exe-
cuted unless Odd can intervene in time. Who
the potential victims are and where they can
be found remain a mystery. The only thing
Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be:
 3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly
the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him
dead in a small-town parking lot.
 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
shake well to eliminate any excess wa-
2. Pour seeds into a food processor and
add remaining ingredients, except for
the dipping items. Pulse into a slightly
gritty paste, stopping frequently to push
the paste down the sides of the food
processor bowl with a rubber spatula.
Depending on your food processor it
may take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes,
but continue to pulse until the paste has
the consistency of a thick and grainy
hummus. Taste the sikil pak and add a
little more salt or lime juice to taste if
desired. Serve at room temperatures
with tortilla chips, cherry tomatoes and
Silken Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #23)
by John Sandford
Lucas Davenport is investigating another case
when the trail leads to a Minnesota political
fixer’s disappearance, then—very troubling-
ly—to the Minneapolis police department,
then—most troublingly of all—to a woman
who could give Machiavelli lessons.
 1 medium-size white onion, peeled and
roughly diced
What did we think?
 1/4 cup water
 3 tablespoons lime juice
 4 teaspoons olive oil
 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
We love pepitas and this is such a great
way to incorporate them into a dip! Beau-
tiful, pale green color for presentation. —
Renée, Williamstown Public Library
committee member
 Tortilla chips, cherry tomatoes, and
slices of radish for dipping
by Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of sym-
bology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a har-
rowing world centered on one of history’s
most enduring and mysterious literary master-
pieces…Dante’s Inferno.
Zero Hour
by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
is called zero point energy, and it really ex-
ists—a state of energy contained in all matter
everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. No-
body has ever found a way to tap into it, how-
ever—until one scientist discovers a way.
Cover the pumpkin seeds with hot water
and soak for 2 hours or overnight. Pour
the seeds into a metal sieve to drain and
Taken from the book Vegan Eats World:
300 International Recipes for Savoring the
Planet by Terry Hope Romero. This book is
available to check out now at the library's
main branch.
And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini
In this tale revolving around not just parents
and children but brothers and sisters, cousins
and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many
ways in which families nurture, wound, betray,
honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how
often we are surprised by the actions of those
closest to us, at the times that matter most.
A Delicate Truth
by John le Carré
counter-terror operation is being mounted in
Dig Into Reading >>>
ing time this year are two different craft
projects, including a folded word card and
test tube flowers.
Library card applications will be
kept on-hand for anyone without a card.
Displays will be set up that feature art work
from the Summer Reading Program, pic-
tures from last year’s program and pictures
of the bookmobile, so that Brenda and
Dave discuss it and its benefits with parents
and kids. It is always a lot of fun and hope-
fully many of our patrons can stop by and
see all of the wonderful participants.
For those who cannot make it,
please don’t let that discourage you from
obtaining information pertaining to the pro-
gram. Contact any of our branches to learn
about our programs:
by David Lemming
Ms. Brenda and Mr. Dave will be
attending the Kid’s Day @ the Park which
is being held at the Parkersburg City Park
on May 4th 2013 from 11:00AM until
2:00PM and is sponsored by the National
Association for Family & Community Edu-
 Brenda or Dave, main library. (304)
420-4587 ext. 20
 Matt or Amy, S. Parkersburg branch.
(304) 428-7041
Gibraltar to capture and abduct a high-value
jihadist arms-buyer. Suspecting a disastrous
conspiracy, the British Foreign Office Minis-
ter's Private Secretary Toby Bell attempts to
forestall it, but is promptly posted overseas.
Three years on, Bell must choose between his
conscience and his duty to the Service.
 Nancy, Williamstown branch. (304)
I Need a New Book to Read! >>>
 Amy, Waverly branch. (304) 464-5668
They will be talking to kids and
parents about the library and this year's
Summer Reading Program, titled Dig Into
Reading. The theme for the Summer Read-
ing Program this year will deal with gar-
dening, archeology, and paleontology.
They will let everyone know about
the special guests that will be visiting this
summer, including Leonardo, a musician
and story teller who will kick off this year's
program. Pop artist Michael Albert will be
coming in to do some art with the kids, and
finally ventriloquist/magician Mark Wade
will return to close the program at the end
of the summer.
Kids are always kept busy during
the program with crafts and other activities
and this year will be no different! Occupy-
If you’re an avid reader and technologically capable,
you’ve probably heard of Goodreads. Boasting half a million users,
Goodreads has become the go-to website for book lovers.
Goodreads users will find a robust community of book lov-
ers and a nearly endless list of recommendations. You'll also be able
to join in discussions about your favorite novels and authors. By
finding people who share your interests, you may be able to uncover
a book you otherwise never would have discovered.
Imagine it as a large community library that you can wan-
der through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their
ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you
have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.
Don’t stop there – join a discussion group, start a book club, contact
an author, and even post your own writing.
Another benefit is that it lets you organize your personal
collection of books. You can use Goodreads to keep track of what
you own and look for gaps within your collection. You may discov-
er that your favorite author has a book you never purchased. Or a
friend might introduce you to a new series of novels that you hadn't
seen before.
And while the site is called Goodreads, you can also use it
to warn people away from books you don't like. Not all books are
good reads, and it's helpful to have a community that can steer you
away from the stinkers. If you like, you can create a shelf of guilty
pleasure books – stories that you think are fun to read even if they
don't qualify as fine literature.
Because authors can create special profiles, you may even
get a chance to talk about stories with the people who wrote them.
Imagine discussing character motivations, plot points, settings and
pacing with the person who put the words to paper.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of Goodreads is that you'll have
the chance to communicate with other people who love books as
much as you do. Many of our staff are Goodreads members, so if
you’re still unsure about joining, ask us for our opinions! We’ll hap-
pily tell you about our Goodreads experiences.