Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Music CDs

New music CDs have been added to the catalog. Click here to search for and place your holds on these popular artists.

Title Artist Street Date
TOP 40
What's Inside - Songs from Waitress Bareilles, Sara 11/06/15
Delirium Goulding, Ellie 11/06/15
Heart Blanche Green, CeeLo 11/06/15
Get Weird Little Mix 11/06/15
Purpose Bieber, Justin 11/13/15
Made In The A.M. One Direction 11/13/15
Royalty  Brown, Chris 11/27/15
Front Row Seat Abbott, Josh Band 11/06/15
21 Project Hayes, Hunter 11/06/15
Damn Country Music McGraw, Tim 11/06/15
Meat and Candy Old Dominion 11/06/15
I'm Comin' Over Young, Chris 11/13/15

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Forthcoming Titles

Click here to search for and place holds on your favorite authors.


Author Title Pub. Date
Albert, Susan Wittig Blood Orange 4/05/16
Berry, Steve The 14th Colony 4/05/16
Bunn, T. Davis The Fragment 2/02/16
Carr, Robyn What We Find 4/05/16
Chiaverini, Jennifer A Memoir of the Assassin John Wilkes Booth 4/12/16
Coben, Harlan Fool Me Once 3/22/16
Copeland, Lori The Preacher s Lady 3/01/16
Graham, Heather Flawless 3/29/16
Hunter, Denise The Goodbye Bride 3/08/16
Lewis, Beverly The Atonement 3/29/16
Michaels, Fern No Safe Secret 3/29/16
Miller, Linda Lael Once a Rancher 3/29/16
Roberts, Nora The Obsession 4/12/16
Sawyer, Kim Vogel Room for Hope 2/16/16
Scottoline, Lisa Most Wanted 4/12/16
Woods, Stuart Compromising Positions 4/05/16


Author Title Pub. Date
Hoag, Tami The Bitter Season 1/06/16
Michaels, Fern Point Blank 1/06/16
Peterson, Tracie Beyond the Silence 1/06/16
Robards, Karen Darkness 1/06/16
Roberts, Nora Stars of Fortune 11/04/15
Woods, Stuart Scandalous Behavior 1/06/16


Author Title Pub. Date
Burroughs, Augusten Lust and Wonder 3/29/16
Cruise, Jorge Tiny and Full 12/29/15
Trump, Donald Crippled America : How to Make America Great Again 11/03/15


Author Title Pub. Date
Archer, Jeffrey Cometh the Hour 2/23/16
Beaton, M. C. Death of a Nurse 2/23/16
Berry, Steve The 14th Colony 4/05/16
Coonts, Stephen The Art of War 2/02/16
Cussler, Clive The Gangster 3/01/16
Deaver, Jeffery The Steel Kiss 3/08/16
Feehan, Christine Dark Promises 3/15/16
Gardner, Lisa Find Her 2/09/16
Jackson, Lisa Revenge 2/23/16
Kellerman, Jonathan Breakdown 2/02/16
Macomber, Debbie A Girl s Guide to Moving On 3/08/16
Patterson, James NYPD Red 4 3/14/16
Robb, J. D. Brotherhood in Death 2/02/16
Scottoline, Lisa Most Wanted 4/12/16
Steel, Danielle Blue 2/23/16
Woods, Stuart Compromising Positions 4/05/16

Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager

Friday, October 16, 2015

ECRL Historical Image featured in DPLA Exhibition

You may have seen our previous post in September announcing that historical images from the ECRL archives had been added to Minnesota Reflections, the online collection of the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) as part of the Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP).

One of the requirements of the PLPP grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was the creation of online exhibitions.  DPLA Hubs and public librarian participants researched and curated 10 exhibitions showcasing content digitized through PLPP. 

As a result, we are pleased to announce that an exhibition featuring an ECRL image is live on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)!

This exhibition tells the story of the American public library system, its community impact, and the librarians who made it possible—from the founding of the first US libraries through the first one hundred years of service. Can you spot the ECRL image? Images from other Minnesota libraries?
Courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The exhibition was written by Franky Abbott, Project Manager for DPLA.  I was lucky enough to be able to be involved in the process by serving as a reviewer for a draft version of the exhibition, providing feedback to revise and improve the exhibition before it went live.
Take some time to look through A History of Public Libraries and the other interesting exhibitions.  We'd love to hear what you discover! You can see the list of all 10 PLPP exhibitions here, but you may also want to pay extra attention to:

Courtesy of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

The exhibition on Urban Parks grew out of PLPP materials contributed from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Parks Department of Washington County, Stillwater Public Library, Duluth Public Library, and other park-related items already in Minnesota Reflections.  The exhibition was built by Carla Urban, PLPP Grant Coordinator for MDL.

Courtesy of the East Polk Heritage Center

This exhibition on patent medicine was built by Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library. It includes a section focusing on patent medicine in Minnesota, and was inspired by materials from the East Polk Heritage Center in Fosston, Minnesota.  It also includes significant images from the Winona County Historical Society and the University of Minnesota's Wangensteen Library on the History of Medicine.

Stand by for ECRL's final PLPP collection to go live in Minnesota Reflections.  Part 3 of this blog series coming soon!

Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Big Library Read: October 7 – 21, 2015

Offered several times throughout the year, Big Library Read provides participating OverDrive libraries such as East Central Regional Library free simultaneous access to a selected title that any reader with a library card can instantly start reading without holds or waitlists.

For the first time ever, Big Library Read is offering two titles! Read a sample of the tween and teen novels below, and check them out via ECRL's Digital Library.

The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Ensorcelled princesses . . . a frog that speaks . . .a magical hind—Newbery Medal winner Robin McKinley opens a door into an enchanted world in this collection of original and retold fairy tales.

Suitable for ages 10 and up.  Click here for discussion questions for The Door in the Hedge.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

Suitable for ages 14 and up. Note: Contains mature themes/language. Click here for discussion questions for In the Shadow of Blackbirds.

Big Library Read
is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. Since the first Big Library Read in 2013, thousands of libraries and millions of people around the world have joined the fun.  You should too!

To learn more about the authors, join the discussion, or find read-alike books, go to  Happy eReading!

Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian