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October 17, 2007

Listening to Books

Visit the Caspian, the Río Paraguay, the forests of Shikoku and the Smokies.

Recently added to our audio book collection, unabridged and on CD:And from the J CD book collection:
Posted by library at 11:45 AM

October 10, 2007

Awards Redux

The National Book Awards nominees were announced today.

Please see our earlier post on book awards.

Posted by library at 01:10 PM

October 06, 2007

Free eBooks

Want to read a book on your little green computer?

Indexes - to help you locate a specific book:
The Online Books Page University of Pennsylvania, lists over 25 thousand free books
Alex catalogs about 14,000 free online texts, most from Project Gutenberg (below). Easy to use.
Many more.

Individual Sources:
Project Gutenberg, an enormous volunteer project, has over 20 thousand free books for you, many in a choice of file types, including fast-loading plain text. Most are in English, but an increasing number are available in other languages. Practice your Spanish (scroll down to the start of the text).
Project Bartleby also has lots of free books including a number of reference titles and the entire Harvard Classics. Ever read Theodore Roosevelt's A Book-Lover’s Holidays in the Open ??
Classic Reader Mostly fiction including some classic children's books Example: The Wind in the Willows.
International Children's Digital Library Visual images of books.

Free Audio Books:
LibriVox. Recorded by volunteers. Want a sample? Listen to Jane Austen's Persuasion

And since this is the final day of banned books week, why not pick one from this list?

Posted by library at 02:20 PM