Thursday, July 25, 2013

Emmy Nominees Announced--See what they are all about

Check out the Emmy nominations announced on July 18 and then get started viewing the
nominated series with a request in our catalog.

The nominees for best drama are:
  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland"
  • "House of Cards"
  • "Mad Men"
 Start from Season one and work your way up to the nominated season for free @your library!  SH

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Time for a Party

 From "Big Night"


Who doesn't enjoy casual summer entertaining outdoors with friends and family? New ideas for uncomplicated, attractive and delicious party fare are available for you in our cookbook and style sections of the library.  Below are some of our newest additions to the collection:

Cupcakes and cashmere : a guide for defining your style, reinventing your space, and entertaining with ease by Emily Schuman

Gather : the art of paleo entertaining by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley

Celebrate : a year of festivities for families and friends by Pippa Middleton

Seriously simple parties : recipes, menus & advice for effortless entertaining by Diane Rossen Worthington

What's a hostess to do? by Susan Spungen   



Friday, July 19, 2013

More new summer fiction

A few more titles coming out this summer:

My Education by Susan Choi
What happens when a graduate student decides to have an affair with the wife of a professor known himself for his many liaisons with students?  Regina Gottlieb will soon find out. 

Blood and Beauty: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant
Another work of historical literary fiction from the author of The Birth of Venus.

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett
Writer Amy Gallup has isolated herself from the world for the past twenty years teaching and reviewing.  She hasn't done much writing.  What happens when Amy accidentally clobbers herself on the side of a birdbath changes her life. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New History Books 2013

The list below is of the most popular history books published in 2013 so far.  Popularity is based upon the number of circulations the book has had since January.

Engineers of victory the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War

by Paul Kennedy

New York Times Bestseller Paul Kennedy, the award winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won." Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory.

The Hopkins touch Harry Hopkins and the forging of the alliance to defeat Hitler

by David L. Roll

David Roll shows how Harry Hopkins, an Iowa-born social worker who had been an integral part of the New Deal's implementation, became the linchpin in FDR's, and America's, relationships with Churchill and Stalin.  Lacking an official title or a clear executive branch portfolio, Hopkins could take the political risks his boss could not, and proved crucial to maintaining personal relations among the Big Three.

Big Week six days that changed the course of World War II

by Bill Yenne

The Allies knew if they wanted to invade Hitler’s Fortress Europe, they would have to wrest control of the skies from the Luftwaffe.  Big Week launched the largest bombing campaign of the war thus far, dropping roughly ten thousand tons of bombs in a rain of destruction that would take the skies back from the Nazis.

A higher call an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II

by Adam Makos, Larry Alexander

 This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day: the American Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German--Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. What happened between them, the American 8th Air Force would later classify as 'top secret.' It was an act that Franz could never mention or else face a firing squad.

The fall of the house of Dixie the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South

by Bruce C. Levine

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. 

by Nick Turse

Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves."

Monday, July 8, 2013

What's new in Fiction and Mystery for July?

Wondering what's new in Fiction and Mystery for July?  Here are a few titles:

The Light in the Ruins  by Chris Bohjalian
A new novel from the best-selling author set in the hills of Tuscany during World War II.

Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
The latest mystery with ADA Alexandra Cooper concerns a murder in Central Park.

Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine
It's 1964 in Greenwich Village and 11-year-old Finn moves in with his older sister.

Love, Dishonor, Marry by David Rakoff
A novel written in verse where each chapter introduces a distinct character living in a different era.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Online Resource of the month:

The Wellesley Free library now has access to for Wellesley Library patrons!

Find ratings on:
  • Cars
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Baby Products
  • Money Products
  • Health Products
  • Home & Garden Products
  • ...and so much more!
To access begin at select Online Resources and navigate down the list to Consumer Reports.

Have questions? Stop by the Reference Desk and find out more information. We hope you enjoy this great resource!

Looking for more consumer information? Check out the Consumer Recourse table located on the second floor of the library, across from the paperback book collection.