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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Recommended Reads

Staff Picks 2014

Admission : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Rudd, Paul

 

Against all odds
Author: Hannon, Irene
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Estranged from her diplomat father, Monica Callahan refuses to be intimidated by a terrorist threat, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real.

 

All about flash
Author: Cleghorn, Mark
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
This book shows photographers how to get great results with their flash at home, in the studio, and on location, no matter what the conditions. Filled with images that illustrate before-and-after examples of flash techniques and effects.

 

America - the story of us : DVD [videorecording]
Author: UNITED STATES
Recommended by: Gary Simmerman
An absolute must see for the whole family. An amazing story of the birth and evolution of our nation, to me the greatest nation on earth.

 

Amreeka : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Abbass, Hiam

 

Animal farm : DVD [videorecording]
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
In this fantasy, animals decide to "take over" the farms, and banish the farmers that make them work so hard. Not for children, this is the 50th-anniversary edition of the animated film based on George Orwell's classic tale of the masses revolting against swine.

 

August Rush : DVD [videorecording]
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
A young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist have a chance encounter one night above New York's Washington Square. They are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant.

 

Beautiful creatures
Author: Garcia, Kami
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

 

The beauty detox foods : discover the top 50 beauty foods that will transform your body and reveal a more beautiful you
Author: Snyder, Kimberly
Recommended by: Shari
Stop wasting your money on fancy, expensive beauty products and get real results, while spending less at your neighborhood grocery. With over 85 recipes that taste as good as they make you look, you can finally take charge of your health and beauty—one delicious bite at a time.

 

Between the lines : a novel
Author: Picoult, Jodi
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
Quirky loner Delilah discovers a fairy tale book in her high school library and develops a crush on its handsome prince. Too bad he’s not real…or is he? Suddenly, it appears as if Prince Oliver can not only see Delilah but he can speak to her. Can Delilah and Prince Oliver find a way to be together? You will have to read this story to find out if it has a “happily ever after”.

 

A ball for Daisy
Author: Raschka, Chris
Recommended by: TerriAnne
This wordless picture book is about a dog named Daisy using the illustrations to convey the story and portraying the emotions that the dog feels about a particular red ball.

 

Black Lightning
Author: Saul, John
Recommended by: Lyn E
A prominent reporter's husband "dies" for several minutes due to a heart attack. At the same time, a serial killer is put to death by court order and the reporter is in the viewing area. Long after the execution, a mysterious note appears on the reporter's computer from the killer and the Killings start again. A great who-done-it!

 

Blue Christmas
Author: Andrews, Mary Kay
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Antiques dealer Weezie Foley works vigorously to win a window decorating contest, an effort that is challenged when components from her display begin to disappear and her fiance begins to act in a distant manner.

 

The body farm : a novel
Author: Cornwell, Patricia
Recommended by: Lyn E
Scarpetta defends her niece who has been set up by another agent while she tries to solve the murder of a child. Fellow agents are being threatened and Kay has to go to the agents of the Body Farm for help in solving all the cases.

 

Brava, Valentine
Author: Trigiani, Adriana
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
The second novel in Trigiani's Valentine trilogy (after Very Valentine) brings back Valentine Roncalli and her argumentative but loving Italian American family. With her grandmother remarried and living in Italy, Valentine and her brother are now in charge of the Angelina Shoe Company. Trigiani's exciting sequel is a vibrant, warm story about family ties, duty, and love.

 

The cabbage soup solution
Author: Oller, Erika
Recommended by: Kathy Wolf
Elsie lived a simple life. She had two cats and lived on a farm where she grew vegetables, especially cabbages. Unfortunately, one day her cabbages began to disappear from her garden. Who was taking her cabbages? Elsie tried to stay up one night to guard her crop, but she failed when she fell asleep. She lost her cabbages and caught a cold instead. Elsie's cats decided to solve the problem. Read this book to find out how Elsie was able to continue growing wonderful cabbages and enjoy a life that was not as simple.

 

The chance
Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Recommended by: Janice Patterson
Great book. Lets you know all things do work out for good in the end.

 

Chasing Mavericks : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Apted, Michael

 

The choice : CD [sound recording]
Author: Sparks, Nicholas
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Resisting romantic commitments while enjoying a life of boating, swimming, and barbecues, Travis Parker is unable to deny his attraction to new neighbor Gabby Holland, a defensive woman whose long-time boyfriend further challenges Travis' growing feelings.

 

The Christmas list
Author: Evans, Richard Paul
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Wildly successful real estate mogul James Kier gets the shock of a lifetime when he opens the newspaper and discovers his own obituary has been mistakenly printed. Says the notice, "He was known as a fierce, oftentimes ruthless, businessman." Confronting the mistakes he's made, he creates a list of people he's wronged and begins seeking atonement on a path strewn with surprises.

 

Cloud atlas: a novel
Author: Mitchell, David
Recommended by: Aaron
Cloud Atlas consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or observed) by the main character in the next. The first five stories are interrupted at a key moment. After the sixth story, the other five stories are returned to and closed, in reverse chronological order, and each ends with the main character reading or observing the chronologically previous work in the chain. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the nineteenth century South Pacific. Each story contains a document, movie or tradition that also appears in a previous story. It shows how history not only repeats itself, but also connects to people in all time periods and places.

 

Columbine
Author: Cullen, Dave
Recommended by: Veronica Davis
Forget everything you thought you knew about Columbine, Littleton, Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold... this book debunks the many myths associated with that fateful day and explains how the media came to have those perceptions, while also giving you a complete and factual recreation at the events that preceded and followed the shooting.

 

A cowboy for Christmas [paperback version]
Author: Wilde, Lori
Recommended by: Marie Carey
A Jubilee, Texas based story of romance and cowboys interesting ways to avoid and then give in to love.

 

Cross roads [text (large print)] : a novel
Author: Young, William P
Recommended by: Jan Patterson
Same author as The Shack. If you liked The Shack you should enjoy this book as well.

 

Dear John : CD [sound recording]
Author: Sparks, Nicholas
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
While on leave from the army, rebellious John Tyree falls in love with Savannah Curtis, whose decision to wait for him is challenged following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

 

Diary of a wimpy kid. Dog days : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Jacobson, Nina

 

Ditched : a love story
Author: Mellom, Robin
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
Every girl dreams about her prom night. If Justina’s perfect prom night plan was to lose her date, ruin her dress, and eventually wind up in a ditch, then her dreams came true. As Justina recounts the comically pathetic evening by pointing out stains on her thrift store dress, she realizes that maybe her best friend/date, Ian, didn’t have the best time either. This debut novel is a laugh out loud tale of prom nightmare.

 

The dogs of Babel
Author: Parkhurst, Carolyn
Recommended by: Veronica Davis
A linguist by the name of Paul Iverson becomes obsessed with the seemingly accidental death of his wife. Alone at home, she fell from a tree with their Rhodesian Ridgeback as the only witness to the horrific scene, leaving Paul with nothing but unanswered questions and unverified suspicions. Spurred by his grief and a few "incongruities" that he believes may hold the key to the uncovering his wife's motives on that final day, he begins his quest to teach Lorelei (the dog) to speak.

 

Downton Abbey : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Percival, Brian

 

Dream Angus : the Celtic god of dreams
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander
Recommended by: Veronica Davis
In this interpretation of a classic Celtic myth, we discover the life and times of Angus, God of Dreams. A clever, lovely young God with a penchant for birds and pigs, Angus is a bringer of happiness. His ancient myth is presented alongside contemporary fictional tales of his influence on several individuals. Whether you are a purveyor of Celtic myth or a first time reader, Dream Angus is fable worth falling into.

 

The Duck Commander family : how faith, family, and ducks created a dynasty
Author: Roberson, Willie
Recommended by: Gary Simmerman
To me reading this book just reaffirms my heart felt belief that I was born in the South by the grace of God. There is still a great deal to be said for having a strong belief in God and oneself.

 

Earthbound
Author: Pike, Aprilynne
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
When Tavia Michaels the sole survivor of the plane crash starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told. Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn't know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions.

 

Eighty days : Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history-making race around the world
Author: Goodman, Matthew
Recommended by: Sandy Hynes
Around the world in 80 days...the race is on between two intrepid ladies, Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bislands (thousands bet on who would win.) Nelly a reporter for the "world", travelled from Hoboken eastward, and Elizabeth, reporter for "Cosmopolitan" travelled from NYC westward. Follow these solo travelers by trains, boats but no planes, oh my! Phineas fogg eat your heart out.

 

11/22/63 : a novel
Author: King, Stephen
Recommended by: Aaron
11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963 (the novel's titular date).

 

Eve & Adam
Author: Grant, Michael
Recommended by: Lyn E
Fast, unusual healing from traumatic injury and computer blueprints of human beings who come to life are the center of this bioengineering futuristic mystery. Good story line that grabs your attention!

 

An eye for an eye
Author: Hannon, Irene
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
It was not exactly the romantic reunion Mark Sanders would have planned. While out running one day, Mark unexpectedly bumps into Emily Lawson, his first true love. Just as they are starting to catch up, someone begins shooting at them. Instinctively going into FBI-agent mode, Mark gets Emily to safety, but once backup arrives, the real question is, Who was the target?

 

Everglades
Author: White, Randy Wayne
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Doc Ford returns to his stilt house on Dinkin's Bay to find an old friend and one-time lover waiting for him. Her real-estate developer husband has disappeared and been pronounced dead, and she's sure there's worse to follow-and she's right.

 

Faith like potatoes : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life's true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith.

 

Family Pictures
Author: Green, Jane
Recommended by: TerriAnne
New York Times bestseller Jane Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed.

 

The first phone call from heaven
Author: Albom,Mitch
Recommended by: Mickey Coates
A touching story about the power of belief...is it a miracle or a hoax?

 

Flowers in the attic
Author: Andrews, VC
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
They were a perfect family - until a tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But days swell into agonizing months and years.

 

Forgotten
Author: Patrick, Cat
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
Sixteen-year-old London has a serious problem. Every night when she goes to sleep, her memory completely disappears. She must use notes to struggle through the day, even to recall her wonderful boyfriend, but she "remembers" future events and as her "flash forwards" become more disturbing she realizes she must learn more about the past lest it destroy her future.

 

Gideon's corpse : CD [sound recording]
Author: Preston, Douglas
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
After a standoff between a top nuclear scientist from Los Alamos and an innocent hostage turns violent, Gideon Crew must track down a rogue nuclear device.

 

A gift of hope : helping the homeless
Author: Steel, Danielle
Recommended by: Janice
Enjoyed book. Gives you an idea of what it is to help the homeless in San Fransisco over a period of time.

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo
Author: Larsson, Stieg
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
This is the first of the 3 novels by author Stieg Larsson. Now after over 40 years of being missing, a prominent member of one of Swedens wealthiest families who disappeared is now being sought. The missing lady is the focal point of her aged uncle and he hires a crusading journalist to investigate.

 

Glory be
Author: Scattergood, Augusta
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Spunky, engaging Gloriana Hemphill, 11, describes the "freedom summer" of 1964 in Hanging Moss, MS, where winds of social change are beginning to upset the status quo. In a series of eye-opening adventures, Glory learns that her sheltered life as a preacher's kid has overshadowed her awareness of injustice and intolerance in her town.

 

Graceling
Author: Cashore, Kristin
Recommended by: Sarah
Set in a fantasy world where some are born with specific "Graces" that set them apart, Katsa has been Graced with killing. And the whole land knows who she is. When she disobeys her king (also her uncle), she is forced on a journey that challenges her to discover who she really is, and what she is willing to sacrifice to save her world.

 

Grumpy Goat
Author: Helquist, Brett
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Grumpy Goat is unfriendly, mean, and hungry! He wants nothing to do with the other farm animals, until a small dandelion stops him in his tracks. The subtle change of season and friendship is beautifully written. The paintings of acrylic and oil add lots of beautiful layers and texture to the scenery and the animals.

 

Heretics and heroes : how Renaissance artists and the Reformation priests created our world
Author: Cahill, Thomas
Recommended by: Sandy Hynes
This wonderful book is number VI in Cahill’s “hinges of history” series following “Making of the Modern World (medieval history). It weaves history and short bio’s of such luminaries as Michelangelo and Martin Luther with beautiful color art photos and drawings showing Renaissance artists and Reformation priests in an entertaining and interesting way

 

The hero [paperback version]
Author: Carr, Robyn
Recommended by: Marie C.
This is a heart warming story of trust and starting over. It really does have suspense , love and understanding. I would read the whole series over again.

 

Hollywood, dead ahead
Author: Klise, Kate
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
When film producer Moe Block Busters offers to make their book into a movie, Iggy, Olive, and Seymour head to Hollywood where Olive, furious at being written out of the script, enlists the help of a famed femme fatale to scare the despicable director half to death. Book Five of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series.

 

Hope springs : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Black, Todd

 

The hour I first believed : CD [sound recording]
Author: Lamb, Wally
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Relocating to a family farm in Connecticut after surviving the Columbine school shootings, Caelum and Maureen discover a cache of family memorabilia dating back five generations, which reveals to Caelum unexpected truths about painful past events.

 

The icecutter's daughter
Author: Peterson, Tracie
Recommended by: Janice Patterson
Unconventional woman and carpenter find their chance at love. They are threatened by a major scandal in their Minnesota community. Good book.

 

Island girls : a novel
Author: Thayer, Nancy
Recommended by: TerriAnne
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island.

 

Ill wind
Author: Caine, Rachel
Recommended by: Brianna
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin was at the top of her game, able to manipulate the wind and rain with a mastery that put others in her profession to shame. But when she’s accused of corruption and murder, she’s forced to flee. Desperate to find an ally, she turns to her old flame and mentor, Lewis Orwell. But he has become a wanted man himself. He’s stolen three bottled djinns and gone on the run with them—and disaster only takes one bottle to break… A thoroughly unique story and beautifully written, Joanne is a wonderfully flawed character you can’t help but root for.

 

In harm's way
Author: Hannon, Irene
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
When piano teacher Rachel Sutton picks up a Raggedy Ann doll in a parking lot, she experiences a feeling of terror. FBI Agent Nick Bradley dismisses her feeling as psychic mumbo jumbo until clues come to light that link the doll to an abducted child. -VERDICT This is a fine-tuned suspense tale that incorporates elements of romance, relieving what might otherwise be a too-intense experience.

 

Iron jawed angels : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Garnier, Katja von
Recommended by: Sandy Hynes
Recommended watching for womens' history of the life and death struggle for voting rights. Such strong and stoic women who will pervail. Great performances from great cast.

 

Invictus : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Damon, Matt
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

 

The irresistible blueberry bakeshop & café : a novel
Author: Simses, Mary
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish--to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden.

 

Jupiter's bones : a novel
Author: Kellerman, Faye
Recommended by: LynE
Two teens have disappeared and a cult is being investigated by the FBI. Peter Decker and his team begin to search the compound and are surprised by the discovery of dead bodies, including the charismatic leader. The investigators start to discover a possible Jonestown scenerio in the planning. Good story line.

 

Killer Pizza : a novel
Author: Taylor, Greg
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
While working as summer employees in a local pizza parlor, three teenagers are recruited by an underground organization of monster hunters.

 

The last song : CD [sound recording]
Author: Sparks, Nicholas
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Seventeen, angry, and alienated from her estranged father, Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life gets turned inside out when her mother forces her to spend the summer with him in the small beach town where he lives. Here, Ronnie finds salvation, friendship, second chances, and first love.

 

Lidia's commonsense Italian cooking : 150 delicious and simple recipes anyone can master
Author: Bastianich, Lidia
Recommended by: Shari
Lidia's Commonsense Guide to Italian Cooking is a collection of 150 delectable recipes, told with commonsense cooking wisdom, that teaches us how create simple, seasonal Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love. Delicious!!

 

Life of Pi : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Khan, Irffan

 

Like dandelion dust : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Sorvino, Mira
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Wendy and Rip Porter are a working-class couple fighting to regain custody of Joey, the young son Wendy gave up for adoption when Rip went to prison seven years earlier. But Joey's adoptive parents will stop at nothing to ensure that the small boy stays in the only home he's ever known.

 

Lost in the river of grass
Author: Rorby, Ginny
Recommended by: Veronica Davis
This book is simultaneously a beautifully touching and wildly exciting adventure through the mind of a girl who is on an adventure of her own, going through some of the toughest things she may ever experience: being an adolescent on the fringe of popularity and traversing the untouched wilderness of the Florida Everglades. Even if you've never stepped foot in the swamp, the author makes it possible for anyone to imagine the richness, artistry, ferocity, and isolation of that well-preserved slice of true Florida wilderness.

 

Love at first sight : a Cupid, Texas novel
Author: Wilde, Lori
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Great romance story set in Cupid, Texas. This is with an ex-navy seal. It will hook you within the first one or two chapters. Intrigue and lots of romance. I like getting lost in her books to relax.

 

Love drunk cowboy [paperback version]
Author: Brown, Carolyn
Recommended by: Marie C.
Start out meeting the main characters and follow these modern day cowboys as they fall in love with their dream women. After some hurdles they will get you hooked . Believe me you will want to get to the next one as soon as you can.

 

Magic hour
Author: Hannah, Kristin
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Forced to give up her California practice, Julia Cates, fears she will never again do the work that truly makes her happy: healing hearts of troubled young children. But then a young mute girl is found abandoned and scaredin Rain Valley. If Julia's prestigious skills were ever desperately needed, this was the time.

 

Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS
Author: Eaton, Rebecca
Recommended by: Sandy Hynes
From Upstairs/Downstairs in the 1970's to Downton Abbey this century, Ms Eaton's memoir of her personal life is mixed in with behind the scenes experiences producing most of the famous BBC shows we now have on DVD's. Producer of Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history and Mystery, Eaton introduces us to famous people behind and in the making of the popular shows.

 

Melissa Explains it All: Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life
Author: Hart, Melissa Joan
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
In this audiobook read by the author herself, Melissa Joan Hart shares the lessons she has learned throughout her career and reveals what has kept her normal and working when others have not been so fortunate. There are plenty of fun moments not available in the print edition, such as when Ms. Hart sings along with the Clarissa theme or affectionately imitates her mother-in-law’s Southern twang. This is a fast-paced memoir of a fast-paced life.

 

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Author: Patterson, James
Recommended by: LynE
Alex Cross is planning a quiet family Christmas at home, until his phone begins to ring. A violent hostage situation is occuring, and involves the wife of a politician who has innocently wandered into the scene. The situation begins to spiral out of control and Alex has to face a difficult situation with the police, the FBI and Nana Mama, all demanding attention. Good storyline.

 

Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
Author: Riggs, Ransom
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, and will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

 

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : a novel
Author: Chiaverini, Jennifer
Recommended by: Jan Patterson
Historical novel with a lot of civil war information. Good book.

 

Moonrise kingdom : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Anderson, Wes

 

My mother was nuts : a memoir
Author: Marshall, Penny
Recommended by: Sandy Hynes
From tap-dancing under her mother's tutelage in the Bronx, to Laverne and Shirley's blockbuster TV run, and on to the big screen-both in front of and behind the cameras- Marshall guides readers through it all in this down-to-earth memoir. You'll laugh, guaranteed.

 

The newcomer [paperback version]
Author: Carr, Robyn
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Second in her new Thunder Point, Oregon series. Meet new characters , always more twists and turns with Robyn Carr books. Romance that will keep you lost in the book wanting it not to end.

 

No easy day : the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden : the autobiography of a navy seal
Author: Owen, Mark
Recommended by: Gary Simmerman
This book is a stomach-twisting look at what it took to find and take down Osama bin laden. Less than one percent of our nation's population serves to protect us and this book tells the story of some of the finest men and women on earth as far as I am concerned and may god bless them all.

 

Nowhere but Home
Author: Palmer, Liza
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Nowhere But Home is a very heartwarming story. Queenie Wake has been running for ten years. Running from a town who sees her as no better than her mother, the love of her life, and really from herself. Now she is coming back home to figure things out.

 

NOS4A2 : a novel
Author: Hill, Joe
Recommended by: Katherine
It took me almost to the middle of this book to truly get into it.But I am glad I did. If you love imaginative turns then this is a book for you. And if you like the creepy and the spooky check it out.I would give it 3&1/2 stars out of 5.I am sure the cat is out of the bag already but Joe Hill is one of Stephen King's sons. Joe has written a few books and if you are looking for an awesome book from start to finish you might one to check out Heart-Shaped Box. Heart-Shaped box I give Five stars.

 

Not without hope
Author: Schuyler, Nick
Recommended by: Gary Simmerman
It's been said that when one stand's alone and stare's into the abyss and sees no one staring back it's at that moment when they find their true character. So for a moment picture yourself miles and miles out to sea sitting on the bottom of your overturned boat and your three friends are gone and lost to the sea. Not without hope is a truly captivating story of one man's will and desire to live. Would you have what it takes ??

 

Notes from the midnight driver
Author: Sonnenblick, Jordan
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen-year-old Alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness.

 

Now you see her
Author: Howard, Linda
Recommended by: LynE
Paris Sweeney is an artist and she can see spirit apparitions around her. Lately she has begun to paint in her sleep. She is horrified when she realizes that she is drawing pictures of murders that haven't occurred yet. She begins a blossoming relationship with a divorcing man, her only comfort to her fears, and finds herself dragged into a chaotic murder plot with Sweeney as the target!

 

The Obituary writer
Author: Hood, Ann
Recommended by: Pam
On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, and uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with Jackie O, struggles over whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carring.

 

One for the Murphys
Author: Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love

 

One night that changes everything
Author: Barnholdt, Lauren
Recommended by: LynE
What did you write in your journal that you just don't want anyone else to see? Eliza is suddenly thrust into a nightmare as texts appear on her phone with dares, real fears that she expressed in the journal. If she doesn't complete the dares, the journal will be published. What could be worse!

 

One too many : a seek & find counting book
Author: Marino, Gianna
Recommended by: TerriAnne
In this boisterous barnyard, the fun grows with each turn of the page. One bouncing flea is joined by two cows, then three horses, and so on, all the way up to twelve swooping bats. Children will delight in following the shimmering path of the flea, counting each bounce along the way to find the new arrival. It is a preschool stories favorite!

 

Outliers : the story of success : CD [sound recording]
Author: Gladwell, Malcolm
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires and why the Beatles earned theirfame.

 

Outliers: the story of success
Author: Gladwell, Malcolm
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires and why the Beatles earned theirfame.

 

The Paris wife : a novel
Author: McLain, Paula
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever.

 

The penny : a novel
Author: Meyer, Joyce
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Set in St. Louis in the racial hotbed of the mid-1950s, the story's protagonist is the sexually abused adolescent, Jenny Blake. When Jenny picks up a penny in the street, she sets off a chain of events that results in her working for the mysterious Miss Opal Shaw, who teaches her the importance of unconditional love, grace, patience and forgiveness.

 

People like us : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Kurtzman, Alex

 

Perfect scoundrels : a Heist society novel
Author: Carter, Ally
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Perfect Scoundrels was one heck of a thrilling ride and reminded why I enjoyed this series in the first place. The cons that were pulled off in this book were outstanding! If you have not read this series yet, the first is Heist Society followed by Uncommon Criminals.

 

The pioneer woman cooks : a year of holidays : 140 step-by-step recipes for simple, scrumptious celebrations
Author: Drummond, Ree
Recommended by: Sarah
Great photos, great details... this book is better than trying to search through her blog for recipes. I've used several of her recipes (some now in the book) and have never been disappointed!

 

The pioneer woman cooks : a year of holidays : 140 step-by-step recipes for simple, scrumptious celebrations
Author: Drummond, Ree
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Holidays are a time for family, fun, and lots of wonderful food. This cookbook is brimming with those and so much more. The pages are filled with pictures of her lots of mouth-watering, fun-to-make recipes. Try the Perfect Mashed Potatoes - great time saver on Thanksgiving as they can be made ahead of time - my family gave them two thumbs up!

 

Plain truth
Author: Picoult, Jodi
Recommended by: Renee' Thompson
In an Amish community in Pennsylvania, 18-year-old unwed Katie Fisher, is accused of killing her newborn by asphyxiation. Ellie Hathaway, a defense attorney with loose ties to the community through her Aunt, reluctantly takes the case. Katie denies ever being pregnant. Katie and Ellie form a friendship, but does Ellie truly believe Katie is innocent enough to get her acquitted?

 

Ponyo : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Suzuki, Toshio

 

Pop! goes the weasel : a novel
Author: Patterson, James
Recommended by: LynE
Cross' fiance, Christine Johnson has disappeared and the suspected kidnapper is an international serial killer hiding under diplomatic immunity. He is on a killing rampage throughout DC and Cross and his team are on the chase. One of Patterson's better books, a riveting chase through the streets of Washington to the beaches of Jamaica.

 

Porch lights
Author: Frank, Dorothea Benton
Recommended by: TerriAnne
The prolific Frank provides another sweet summer read set in her beloved South Carolina Low Country. When Jackie McMullen, a grieving young widow, flees a New York too full of memories of her late husband and heads back south with her equally bereft son, she's definitely not looking for love though the attractive widower next door appears to have other plans.

 

Preacher's kid : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Taja, Darryl

 

Puff-puff, chugga-chugga
Author: Wormell, Christopher
Recommended by: Kathy Wolf
The conductor of the little train had a "funny feeling" that it might be a busy day. Mrs.Walrus, Mr. Bear, and Mrs. Elephant climbed aboard the train for a shopping trip to town. When they arrived at the shops, they went food shopping. Can three large animals travel in a small train with all the food they purchased? Join the fun on this train trip. "Puff-puff, chugga-chugga!"

 

Quartet : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Hoffman, Dustin

 

Quiet strength : a memoir
Author: Dungy, Tony
Recommended by: Diane Loriss
This is a very realistic autobiography of an african American football coach. An insiders look at coaching and family life. He was the former coach for the Tampa This is a very realistic autobiography of an African American football coach. An insiders look at coaching and family life. He was the former coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

 

Reached
Author: Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
In search of a better life, Cassia joins a widespread rebellion against the Society, where she is tasked with finding a cure to the threat of survival and must choose between Xander and Ky"--|cProvided by publisher.

 

Red velvet cupcake murder
Author: Fluke, Joanne
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
It's a hot summer evening in Lake Eden, Minnesota and the Grand Opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel. Hannah Swensen's famous Red Velvet cupcakes are being served in the new Red Velvet lounge. The party starts off with a bang with the arrival of Doctor Bev, who left town in shame after she two-timed her fiance. But the gossip comes to a screeching halt when another partygoer takes a dive off the hotel's rooftop garden.

 

The round house
Author: Erdrich, Louise
Recommended by: Pam
One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in N Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is tramatized and reluctant to reveal what has happened.

 

Safe haven
Author: Sparks, Nicholas
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
Katie, a new girl to the small town of Southport turns up hungry, thin and desperate and catches the eye of Alex, who used to be in the CID department of the Army and had learnt to read people – he saw the fear, although he didn’t know what she was running from.

 

Sanctuary [paperback version]
Author: Kellerman, Faye
Recommended by: LynE
A diamond dealer and his family in L.A. have mysteriously disappeared and another diamond dealer is found murdered in NY. Peter Decker, detective, and his wife Rina are trying to solve the murder and disappearances in the US, traveling to Israel to find suspects in hiding. A rollicking good read!

 

Sarah's key : CD [sound recording]
Author: Rosnay, Tatiana de
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past.

 

Seahorses
Author: George, Twig C
Recommended by: Gary Simmerman
After a recent outing on the Homosassa River and while waiting to board my boat I read a sign that was posted warning against touching any seahorses. Having lived in Florida my whole life and have never seen such a warning I wanted to get a little info on them and I must say they are amazing creatures.

 

A seaside Christmas
Author: Woods, Sherryl
Recommended by: Marie C.
This is a great holiday story you will enjoy more than once. I will probably read it every year. The characters grab you from the beginning.

 

Sebastian
Author: Bishop, Anne
Recommended by: Brianna
Ephemera—a world broken like puzzle pieces, and connected by bridges that, if you’re not careful, will take you to where you DESERVE to go, instead of where you WANT to go. Lonely, half-incubus Sebastian lives in one the darker landscapes of Ephemera, drawn to the nightly dreams of an innocent young woman desperate for a better life. And beyond them, evil begins to creep across the bridges… Richly imagined and haunting, this is a romance not for the faint of heart.

 

The secret rescue : an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines
Author: Lineberry, Cate
Recommended by: Pam
The untold story of a group of stranded US Army nurses fighting to escape from Nazi-occupied Europe. When they board a military transport plane in Nov 1943 they never anticipate a crash landing in Nazi territory.

 

The Selection
Author: Cass, Kiera
Recommended by: Sarah
Hunger Games meets the Bachelor in this novel about America Singer and thirty-four of her competitors. The prize? A chance to live in the palace and win the heart of Prince Maxon! What sounds like a dream, feels like a nightmare for America. She has to leave behind her family and the one she loves to compete for a crown she does not want. Or does she?

 

Self-defense
Author: Kellerman, Jonathan
Recommended by: Lyn E
Dr Alex Delaware is treating a juror of a serial killer trial. The juror is flooded with horrific dreams. Could this possibly hidden memories of a murder she witnessed? And why is her famous daddy in those dreams?

 

Seven days in utopia : DVD [videorecording]
Author: DVD SEV
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Luke Chisolm is a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford. But Johnny is more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.

 

The shoemaker's wife : a novel
Author: Trigiani, Adriana
Recommended by: Karen
Get out the tissues! Adriana Trigiani has written a beautiful book following the lives of Ciro and Enza--a historical romance starting in Italy and ending in America. A great read!

 

The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way
Author: Ripley, Amanda
Recommended by: Karen
Every parent, teacher, politician and student should read this book! Follow three different American students as they travel to the best schools in the world. Learn why American schools are falling behind and what we can do to stop it!

 

The Snatchabook
Author: Docherty, Helen
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
What if all the bedtime books suddenly disappeared? That's the curious nighttime incident in the snug forest animal community of Burrow Down, and it's up to a rabbit named Eliza Brown to find the culprit. Her discovery is the adorable eponymous critter, a cross between an insect and a bat, who promptly throws himself on Eliza's mercy: "I know it's wrong, but can't you see-I've got no one to read to me!"

 

Starting now : A Blossom Street novel
Author: Macomber, Debbie
Recommended by: Janice Patterson
Book about friendships and putting your priorities in order.

 

Steelheart
Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Recommended by: Aaron
At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

 

A step of faith : the fourth journal of the walk series
Author: Evans, Richard Paul
Recommended by: Janice Patterson
Fourth in the walk series. Life changing events walking through the us after the death of his wife and loss of his business. The walk is from Seattle to Key West. This book puts him in southern states on his way to Key West. Good book.

 

The storyteller : a novel
Author: Picoult, Jodi
Recommended by: Renee' Thompson
Sage Singer is a baker who attends a grief support group where she meets an elderly man, Josef Weber. They strike up an unlikely friendship where Josef confesses to Sage that he is a former SS soldier who wants Sage to take his life for the horrific war crimes he committed. Sage faces a moral and legal dilemma. Where does she draw the line between retribution and justice? Will she choose to forgive and show mercy? In this heart-wrenching novel, Jodi Picoult once again tackles a sensitive subject matter that will leave you spinning!

 

Sweet salt air
Author: Delinsky, Barbara
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Secrets, island off the coast of Maine, friendships, lobster rolls, and a love story all rolled into a classic summer read.

 

The tenth gift
Author: Jonson, Jane
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
A volume of seventeenth-century embroidery patterns that also contains faint diary entries brings together the lives of two women of different eras--Cat Tregenna, kidnapped by Muslim pirates in 1625, and Julia Lovat, a modern-day woman out to authenticate Cat's story.

 

The tenth gift : CD [sound recording]
Author: Johnson, Jane
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
A volume of seventeenth-century embroidery patterns that also contains faint diary entries brings together the lives of two women of different eras--Cat Tregenna, kidnapped by Muslim pirates in 1625, and Julia Lovat, a modern-day woman out to authenticate Cat's story.

 

Three sisters
Author: Mallery, Susan
Recommended by: Janice Patterson
Good book about how life changing events can change your life's path.

 

Three times lucky
Author: Turnage, Sheila
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a cafe and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

 

Thud! : CD [sound recording] : a novel of Discworld
Author: Pratchett, Terry
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
It’s a game of Trolls and Dwarfs where the player must take both sides to win ...It’s the noise a troll club makes when crushing in a dwarf skull, or when a dwarfish axe cleaves a troll like cranium ...It’s the unsettling sound of history about to repeat itself ... THUD. It’s the most extraordinary, outrageous, provocative, insightful, and keenly cutting flight of fancy yet from Discworlds incomparable supreme creator ... Terry Pratchett

 

Thud! : a novel of Discworld
Author: Pratchett, Terry
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
It’s a game of Trolls and Dwarfs where the player must take both sides to win ...It’s the noise a troll club makes when crushing in a dwarf skull, or when a dwarfish axe cleaves a troll like cranium ...It’s the unsettling sound of history about to repeat itself ... THUD. It’s the most extraordinary, outrageous, provocative, insightful, and keenly cutting flight of fancy yet from Discworlds incomparable supreme creator ... Terry Pratchett

 

Till death do us bark
Author: Klise, Kate
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Fun-filled romp through Ghastly Illinois. This was such a cute book. Third in the 43 Old Cemetery Road. I have enjoyed them all! Now the 4th & 5th are also available. Third in the 43 Old Cemetery Road. I have enjoyed them all! Now the 4th & 5th are also available.

 

Tilt-a-whirl
Author: Grabenstein, Chris
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Book one in this mystery series, set in a small oceanside resort town on the Jersey Shore. This particular murder occurred at the boardwalk, on the tilt-a-whirl. The two main characters are John Ceepak, an honorable, by-the-book, true-blue-maybe-too-blue former military police officer. Ceepak lives by the code and compares life to Bruce Springsteen lyrics. He becomes a hero to his partner Danny, a very young rookie cop who lives by a more pedestrian moral code.

 

Trouble with the curve : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Clint Eastwood

 

Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Author: Hillenbrand, Laura
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Laura Hillenbrand writes an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. The author of Seabiscuit now brings us a biography of World War II prisoner of war survivor Louis Zamperini (b. 1917)

 

Unveiled [paperback version]
Author: Milan, Courtney
Recommended by: Brianna
Betrayal and redemption—the two concepts are as complex and interwoven as pride a prejudice in this heartrending tale. Ash Turner has come to claim house and title for his family, just as Margaret Dalrymple is determined to keep it for hers. But what defines family? And where do the limits of loyalty lie? Hero and Heroine have to fight hard to figure out both before they can have their HEA.

 

Unwind
Author: Shusterman, Neal
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

 

Year of wonders : a novel of the plague
Author: Brooks, Geraldine
Recommended by: Veronica Davis
Year of Wonders is a fabulously written account of life in an English village during the 1666 outbreak of the Black Plague. The vivid language and imagery are spot-on, and coupling that with Brooks' fascinating characters makes for a novel you can not put down. It truly does the job of transporting the reader into that time, for better and for worse.

 

The walking dead : rise of the Governor
Author: Kirkman, Robert
Recommended by: Katherine
If you are hooked on the Walking Dead television series like I am-Then you will enjoy the creator of The Walking Dead(the comics too) book. It did take me a little to get into it and the surprise near the end made that all worth it! Trust me-"whatever".;)

 

The wanderer [paperback version]
Author: Carr, Robyn
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Another great series by Robyn Carr. This one set in Thunder Point, Oregon so you meet all the towns people and follow their lives and loves. Great story with twist and turns.

 

A wanted man : CD [sound recording]
Author: Child, Lee
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat—to both sides at once.

 

Warm bodies : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Malkovich, John

 

Warm bodies : a novel
Author: Marion, Isaac
Recommended by: Katherine
If you have seen the movie the book is was based upon differs in the conclusion. It still is a girl meets zombie boy love story but the zombies do not immediately all become human again at a drop of a hat. It is a long process and some other twists. So the book is a little darker. I think the book was much better than the movie.

 

The witness
Author: Roberts, Nora
Recommended by: Linda Geno
A young girl decides to find some excitement one night, and she gets more than she bargained for. She gets caught up in a double murder and the Russian mafia. After twelve years on the run, she decides to go to the authorities. The surprise ending is something no one expects.

 

Wonder
Author: Palacio, R.J.
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

 

Won't back down : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Gyllenhaal, Maggie

 

World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war
Author: Brooks, Max
Recommended by: Aaron
An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.

 

A wreath of snow : a Victorian Christmas novella
Author: Higgs, Liz Curtis
Recommended by: Janice
Good book. A surprising turn of events with a good ending

 

Z : a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald d
Author: Fowler, Therese
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Fowler's latest novel is a biographical sketch of Zelda Fitzgerald, the beautiful but troubled wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tumultuous love, literary jealousies, alcoholism, and masculine rivalries all play key roles in the drama of American literature's "It" couple. With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story.

 

Technology Education

Technology Education in the Citrus County Library System offers free, quality classes on a variety of topics including basic computer use, specific computer applications, databases and other information resources.

Classes are first come, first served through reservation either by phone at 746-6622, in person at the appropriate library, or through the online calendar. Click one of the location calendar links below to see the list of classes and register.

Computer Skills Classes

These classes will assist you in learning to use a computer. Each class builds on the skills introduced in the previous class.

Technology Classes

Technology Education

Computer Skill Classes

Learn computer skills and applications from the absolute basics to creating and editing digital formats.

Getting Started with Computers I

This is the first of a two part class that will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, computer programs and applications, and how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. The two classes will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System in a Desktop system. Prerequisites: None, though a basic knowledge of a typewriter keyboard is helpful.
Scheduled times for this class 

Getting Started with Computers II

This is the second of a two part class that will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, computer programs and applications, and how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. The two classes will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System in a Desktop system. Prerequisites: Participation in Getting Started with Computers I and a basic knowledge of a typewriter keyboard are strongly encouraged.
Scheduled times for this class

Basic Computer Maintenance
In this class you will learn how to properly set up and maintain your computer. You will learn how to physically keep the equipment clean and create a safe working environment. You willalso learn how to maintain your hard drive and optimize your computer's performance.  Prerequisite: Getting Started with Computers.
Scheduled times for this class

Web Browsing: Getting Started
The class will introduce you to fundamental procedures for manipulating information searches on the web—how to locate your browser, start and run a search engine, direct and evaluate information searches, and how to keep the useful information at hand. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Scheduled times for this class

Gmail: Getting an Account
This brief class covers the process for setting up a Gmail account. Prerequisite: Web Browsing: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills. Strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Scheduled times for this class

Gmail: Getting Started
This class covers the basic of using a Gmail account, including creating and sending messages, receiving messages, attaching files to a message, opening attachments, adding labels, finding messages, adding addresses to the contacts list, and retrieving addresses from the contacts list. Prerequisites: Gmail: Getting an Account or an existing Gmail account. Web Browsing: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills. Strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Scheduled times for this class

Computer Safety Online
This class will present an overview of how to protect your computer and yourself while using the Internet. Topics discussed will include antivirus programs, spyware, firewalls, Trojan horses, phishing, email scams, and malware. You will learn how to spot potential problems and how to protect your computer.  Prerequisite: Web Browsing: Getting Started.
Scheduled times for this class

Word: Getting Started
This class introduces Microsoft Word and what can be done with this versatile word processing program. You will learn how to use the Menu and Tool bars, Spell Check, the Help menu, create and save documents, open existing documents, and copy and paste techniques. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers or equivalent computer skills, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Scheduled times for this class

Word: Formatting and Styles
Using the basics learned in Word: Getting Started, this class covers the basic style and formatting tools available in Microsoft Word which allow you to create and save endless style variations and control your styles with greater precision. Prerequisite: Word: Getting Started.
Scheduled times for this class

Word: Templates & Themes
This class explores several of the templates that come with Microsoft Word, how to use these to create new documents using the formatting and styles in these templates, and themes which aid in applying styles to your documents. Prerequisite: Word: Formatting & Styles.
Scheduled times for this class

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