Leon County Public Library Newsletter- July - August 2018

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July - August 2018

From the Director

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Keeping up with books in your favorite series 

Many of us enjoy reading books in a series—it’s like spending time with family or old friends. The authors introduce new themes, plots, places and characters to join or challenge the familiar characters we know and enjoy. 

There are book series to suit every reader, like mysteries, spy novels, family sagas, science fiction, historical fiction and comedies. Think of Jack Reacher, Stephanie Plum, Harry Bosch, Harry Potter, NYPD Red, Twilight Saga, Madeline and Encyclopedia Brown. I’m sure that you have your own favorites. The library catalog has records for 14,000 authors whose work includes series. 

The library’s online catalog can help you keep track of your favorite series or find a new one. In the catalog, select “Series” from the drop-down menu and type in the name of the series. If you aren’t sure, select “Author,” “Title” or “All Fields” and type in the author’s name or the title of one of the books. Look for “Series” in the information displayed about the books, and click on the link for a list of the books in that series. Below is an example of what you will see when you search for the series link in this record of the novel "A Great Reckoning" by Louise Penny. 

A great reckoning / Louise Penny.

Author: Penny, Louise author.

Format: Books

Call Number: F PEN

Publication Date: 2016

Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series ; bk. 12. 

You can also see if the book is available in Large Print, as an audiobook or downloadable e-book or e-audiobook. You can even check to see if it has been made into a movie. 

Ask a librarian at any of our libraries for help finding the next title in a series that interests you. You may want to catch up on previous books in the series. We can help with that, too! Once we know what you like to read, we can suggest other authors and series. 


Cay Hohmeister

Director, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System


Mobile Hotspots coming to the Library

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Beginning on July 5, the library will offer free WiFi hotspot devices! The hotspots can be checked out for two weeks at a time and will provide up to 500mb of data a day. The hotspots come with a charger and easy to follow instructions. Visit the Main Library or any of the six branches to check one out!

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Upcoming Events

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This summer is full of fun activities for readers of all ages. Come out and join us for family fun at a County library!

At the Main Library, children's programs take place every Monday and Teen programs take place every Thursday!  Branch libraries host programs weekly.  You can even check out book clubs for adults at the Main Library and each of the branch libraries. 

  Click here to see the full schedule!

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Fall Seed Library Kicks off August 4!

The Fall 2018 Seed Library kicks off at 11:00 on Saturday, August 4 at the Woodville Branch Library, 8000 Old Woodville Rd. Experts from Leon County Cooperative Extension will be on hand to give tips on gardening, demonstrate techniques, and answer any questions to make sure that your family garden will be ready for a fall harvest.  Ten varieties of vegetable and herb seeds will be available at all branches beginning August 4. Patrons can check out 3 packets a month. Supply is limited so get your seeds fast. Happy gardening!

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