Yakety Yak

Have a second- or third-grader who doesn’t know what to read next?  Below is a list of some mysteries available as ebooks through Livingston Library. Hoopla Inspector Flytrap  by Tom Angleberger Judy Moody Girl Detective  by Megan McDonald Andy Russell, NOT Wanted by the Police  by David A. Adler Tank & Fizz The Case of the Firebane’s Folly   by Liam O’Donnell & Mike Deas Milo and Jazz: The Case of the Purple Pool  by Lewis B. Montgomery A Lottie Lipton Adventure:  Catacombs of Chaos  by Dan Metcalf Boxcar Children: The Secret of the Thirteenth Floor by Gertrude Chandler Warner The Code Busters Club: The Hunt for the Missing Spy  by Penny Warner Agent Amelia: Zombie Cows   by Michael Broad Kid Squad Saves the World: Battle of the Bots by John Perritano Campfire Capers by Lisa Mullarkey Polk Street Mysteries: The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid by Patricia Reilly Giff The Buddy Files: The Case of the Missing Family by Dori Hillestad Butler & Jeremy Tugeau Overdrive Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery of the Medieval Castle by Lucinda Landon A to Z Mysteries: The X’ed Out X-Ray by Ron Roy Ballpark Mysteries The Fenway Foul-up  by David A Kelly Capital Mystery: Mystery at the Washington Monument  by Ron Roy Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger The Great Mouse Detective: Basil of Baker Street  by Eve Titus Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective  by Donald Sobol Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries  by David A. Adler Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick Judy Moody Girl Detective by Megan McDonald     For 2nd and third grade mystery lovers, the Yakety Yak Book Club for Grades 2-3 will discuss mystery books during the next session on June 2. Children will choose a mystery book (any mystery book!) to read and then discuss with the group on June 2. Registration is open now. https://bccls.libcal.com/event/6714320 -Amanda Winter, Youth Librarian

Libraries Make Great Stories

While we can’t visit physical libraries right now, we can do the next best thing: read about them! Here is a list of books and movies about real and imaginary libraries. Picture Books  Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library  It’s Pete the Cat’s first time at the library. He gets a fun tour of the library and even reads a few super cool stories while he’s there. Without even leaving the library, Pete goes on so many groovy adventures. All Pete needs is a little imagination—and of course, his library card! If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!   If you see a poster that says “You Can Do Anything at the Library!”, it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn’t see any problem with setting up her own big top. She’s got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won’t fit between the bookshelves? Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there. Children’s Nonfiction Movies Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library   Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk’s life’s passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg’s collection became so big that it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world. Biblioburro   This documentary follows the life of a one-of-a-kind man, and his one-of-a-kind library. Luis Soriano is a Colombian schoolteacher who spends weekends taking his donkey, and book collection, to the poverty-ridden town of Magdalena Province. Facing down drug dealers, dangerous creatures, and overbearing heat, Soriano bravely faces down fear to promote education and literature. Middle Grade The Library of Ever With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. And Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian. The Deserted Library Mystery In this volume of the Boxcar Children series, the children try to clean up an old library so it can receive landmark status, but someone else tries to stop them. The Giver Many people say they wish they had all the knowledge of a library in their own mind but in this classic dystopian novel, there is a price for carrying so much knowledge. 12-year-old Jonas is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, a human library of the human experience. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. Teen The Librarian of Auschwitz  Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust. 14-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope. Adults The Body In The Library  The iconic Miss Marple must investigate the case of a girl found dead in Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, The Body in the Library. It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple into their home to investigate. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World In two parallel story lines, which alternate chapter by chapter, a clerk in a Tokyo of the near future works in an organization that controls the flow of information to society–employing electronic brainwashing and other insidious techniques–a job that contributes to his increasing sense of dehumanization. Meanwhile the narrator in the “End of the World” part of the novel goes to the library where the librarian helps him learn to read the dreams in the skulls of unicorns. The Strange Library  We love authors who love the library. Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami’s wild imagination. The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library. -Anna, Head of Youth Services  

A Playlist of Relaxing Music

Listen to a playlist of relaxing music that can help you find tranquility and peace. Relaxing Music with Nature Sounds Relaxing Music Electronic     Quantum Theta Waves: Binaural Beats Music for Meditation, Deep Relaxation & Healing David & Steve Gordon Binaural Beats Research New Age Classical Music for Relaxation Vol.1 Various Artists Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Best of Relaxing Music Relaxing Music Easy Listening     Zen Music for Meditation, Relaxation, Yoga, Massage and Restful Sleep Zen Easy Listening   Ambient Music For Therapy Deep Sleep, Meditation, Spa, Healing, Relaxation Ambient New Age   Sleep Music: The Best of Sleep Music Sleep Music Easy Listening adult contemporaryrelaxationnew age   Relax & Meditate Meditation Music New Age     Calm: Blissful Relaxing Music Celtic Spirit Classical Sculptures, Mellow Magic, Julienne Taylor, Solace a Tu, Dreamland Easy Listening Easy Listening Favorites Montmartre Strings Easy Listening     Deep Sleep, Spa, New Age, Relaxation, Meditation, Healing, Reiki, Massage, Yoga & Zen Relaxation Therapy New Age   Most Relaxing MOVIE Music in the Universe Various Artists Ilmar Lapinsch, Libor Pesek, Sergei Skripka, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Frank Shipway, Leone Magiera,  et. al. Classical    Music for Relaxation, Spa Music, Music Therapy, Meditation, Deep Sleep, Study, Massage, Baby Sleep Relaxation Music Easy Listening   Yoga Music: Natural Self with Nature Sounds Yoga Music New Age     Positive Attitude Subliminal Affirmations & Guided Meditation Hypnosis with Relaxing Music & Nature Subliminal Threshold Affirmations New Age   Spa Relaxation Music: Soothing Spa Sounds for Serenity Spa Relaxation Music New Age   -Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian