Happy New Website
It’s Your Library; Check it Out by Jeff Gartman
Happy New Website to you! If you have visited the site in the last few days, you will note that it has changed. We’re happy to unveil a new and cleaner look, with easier to find information, and a new search box that will search just the site itself, or you can change it to search the web. We invite you to explore and share your comments with us.
In addition, you will note a new ‘library logo” on the website (upper left-hand corner). The logo was designed by Rachel Gilpatrick, a senior at East Troy High School. As her teacher said in a previous article, “the new logo is simple, contemporary and captures where the village is going.” We like the fact that it includes the Band shell on the square and connects us more to the Village and surrounding area of which we are a part. Thanks to Rachel for the excellent design.
We are also adding new books to our collection and you can see what’s being added by going to the website: www.easttroy.lib.wi.us under Books/Audio/Digital click on “Newest Books” and if interested in DVD’s click on “Newest DVDs.” The following books are examples of new titles we have added to the collection: 1) Holy Jester by Dario Fo, is a book of fables that spark the imagination, challenge the conscience, and delight the soul. Greed and corruption are Fo's irreverent subjects for this satirical Fellini-esque provocation. Fo convenes courtiers, popes, cardinals, generals, peasants and one man who despite his own earthly appetites and desires becomes a saint (Francis of Assisi); 2) The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren Estleman, tells us that between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California a record twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes. Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest; 3) Grocery: the Buying and Selling of food in America by Michael Ruhlman, uses the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor to his journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets--and our food and culture--have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer; and 4) The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes, sets us in 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.
Lots of new things are going on, visit the new website or stop by the library and see what new books, DVDs and other items we have added to the collection. After all it’s your library; come and check it out!