Monday, March 23, 2015

Forthcoming titles - March 2015

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Title Author Pub. Date
14th Deadly Sin Patterson, James 5/04/15
Alert Patterson, James 8/03/15
Brush Back Paretsky, Sara 7/28/15
Dark Ghost Feehan, Christine 9/01/15
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O clock Lady Albert, Susan Wittig 9/01/15
Devoted in Death Robb, J. D. 9/08/15
Dishing the Dirt Beaton, M. C. 9/15/15
The End Game Coulter, Catherine 9/15/15
Make Me Child, Lee 9/15/15
The Murderer s Daughter Kellerman, Jonathan 8/18/15
Obsession Falls Dodd, Christina 9/08/15
Point Blank Michaels, Fern 8/25/15
The Solomon Curse Cussler, Clive 9/01/15
Starlight on Willow Lake Wiggs, Susan 8/25/15
Undercover Steel, Danielle 9/01/15
X Is For Grafton, Sue 8/25/15


Nine Essential Things I ve Learned About Life Kushner, Harold S. 9/01/15


Alert Patterson, James 8/03/15
Beach Town Andrews, Mary Kay 6/03/15
Blueprints Delinsky, Barbara 6/03/15
The Cavendon Women Bradford, Barbara Taylor 5/01/15
The Dead Play on Graham, Heather 6/24/15
Don t Go Home Hart, Carolyn 6/03/15
Endangered Box, C. J. 5/01/15
Finders Keepers King, Stephen 6/03/15
The Liar Roberts, Nora 4/14/15
Make Me Child, Lee 9/15/15
Ming Tea Murder Childs, Laura 6/03/15
Piranha Cussler, Clive 6/03/15
Silver Linings Macomber, Debbie 8/11/15
Tail Gait Brown, Rita Mae 6/03/15
Trauma Palmer, Michael 6/03/15
Where Trust Lies Oke, Janette 4/15/15


After the Storm : A Kate Burkholder Novel Castillo, Linda 7/14/15
Alert Patterson, James 8/03/15
All the Single Ladies Frank, Dorothea Benton 6/09/15
Badlands Box, C. J. 7/28/15
Blueprints Delinsky, Barbara 6/09/15
The Bone Labyrinth Rollins, James 6/30/15
Brush Back Paretsky, Sara 7/28/15
Cash Landing Grippando, James 6/09/15
Code of Conduct Thor, Brad 7/07/15
Country Steel, Danielle 6/16/15
Dance of the Bones : A Beaumont and Walker Novel Jance, Judith A. 7/14/15
Dead Ice Hamilton, Laurell K. 6/09/15
Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories Clark, Mary Higgins 4/28/15
Dragonbane Kenyon, Sherrilyn 8/04/15
Drunken Fireworks King, Stephen 6/30/15
The English Spy Silva, Daniel 6/30/15
Ever After : A Nantucket Brides Novel Deveraux, Jude 6/23/15
Finders Keepers King, Stephen 6/02/15
The Forgotten Graham, Heather 7/28/15
In Plain Sight Michaels, Fern 6/30/15
Iron Wolf Brown, Dale 6/09/15
Jack of Spades Oates, Joyce Carol 5/05/15
The Marriage of Opposites Hoffman, Alice 8/04/15
The Naked Eye Johansen, Iris 7/14/15
Naked Greed Woods, Stuart 7/14/15
Nemesis Coulter, Catherine 7/07/15
Never Die Alone Jackson, Lisa 7/28/15
The President s Shadow Meltzer, Brad 6/16/15
Pretty Girls Slaughter, Karin 7/21/15
Royal Wedding Cabot, Meg 6/02/15
The Rumor Hilderbrand, Elin 6/16/15
The Santangelos Collins, Jackie 6/16/15
The Starling Project Deaver, Jeffery 5/26/15
Target Utopia Brown, Dale 5/26/15
Truth or Die Patterson, James 6/22/15
Twice in a Lifetime Garlock, Dorothy 7/07/15
Untamed Palmer, Diana 6/30/15
Wired Garwood, Julie 7/28/15

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The eBook everyone is enjoying

Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates

For the 6th time, East Central Regional Library is excited to participate in Big Library ReadBig Library Read is the international program which makes a popular eBook available to all users whose libraries have an OverDrive-powered Digital Library during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club.   

This time, users will be able to borrow the eBook Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates using an East Central Regional Library card and read on all major computers and devices, without worrying about wait lists or holds, from March 17 -April 1st by visiting ECRL's Digital Library.

About the book

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before — supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.

Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years—a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.

Subject: Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction
Formats: eBook in Kindle, EPUB, OverDrive Read, & PDF

About the author

Laura Bates has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Comparative Literature, with a focus on Shakespeare studies. She is Professor of English at Indiana State University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Shakespeare. For more than 25 years she has also taught in prison. She created the world’s first Shakespeare program in supermax—the long-term solitary confinement unit. Her work has been featured in local and national media, including two segments on MSNBC-TV’s Lock Up.

Follow Laura

To get even more engaged, download the Discussion Guide PDF.

Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive and Sourcebooks, publisher of Laura Bates’ autobiography. To borrow the eBook version of Shakespeare Saved My Life as part of Big Library Read, visit ECRL's Digital Library.

Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian 

Friday, March 13, 2015

New music CDs

The following music CD titles have been added to our catalog. Click here to search for and place holds on your favorite artists.

Top 40

Eyes Wide open by Sabrina Carpenter
Kindred by Passion Pit
No Pier Pressure by Brian Wilson


Southern Gravity by Kristian Bush
Love Somebody by Reba McEntire
Second Hand Heart by Dwight Yoakam
The Ruffian's Misfortune by Ray Wylie Hubbard

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager