August’s Youth Services Display: Our Canine Pals!

Just in time for the dog days of Summer, August is National Dog Month! You’ll find all things canine in the Youth Department this month as we wrap up our “Tails & Tales” Summer Reading Challenge. Stop by one of our book displays to grab a few great reads about our favorite furry friends, and don’t forget to drop by the End of Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, August 10th at 6:30pm for a night of music and games to celebrate your amazing achievements! Happy Reading! –Melanie Bruchet, Youth Services Librarian

Cat: A Resource Guide Celebrating International Cat Day

August 8th is International Cat Day. Let’s celebrate it by visiting a cat cafe, dressing up as a cat, adopting a stray cat, or showing your own cat some love and affection.  Cute Cats- Short Videos Baby Cats – Cute and Funny Cat Videos 5 minutes 56 seconds A Cute Baby and a Cat – A Baby and a Cat Play Extremely Funny 4 minutes 15 seconds Life is Better with Love of Cat – Cat Showing Love to Owner Cute Moments Compilation 9 minutes 53 seconds CATS Will Make You Laugh Your Head Off 10 minutes 2 seconds  Useful Websites Common Cat Behaviors & How To Train Your Cat General Cat Care Cat Health and Wellness 50 Cat Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Cats- Non Fiction  Cats by Goma Spadafori  Print  Everything you need to take care of your feline friend Cats are the purrfect pets: they’re relatively easy to care for, a blast to play with, and sure to win the heart of every member of your family with their loving nature– and sometimes sassy demeanor! Cats For Dummies gives you expert insight into everything from cat behavior to what makes each type of feline unique. With this easy-to-understand guide, you’ll be able to tackle those tough cat-astrophes from dealing with problem behaviors like scratching the furniture and missing the litter box– all while learning to understand what your cat is trying to tell you.  Decoding Your Cat : The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Ebook   Print The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face, Every cat owner has wondered: Why is my cat acting this way? Decoding Your Cat, a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to decode your cat, likely has the answer. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons for a cat’s problem behavior, the essential key to unlocking the best for your cat. NPR Driveway Moments: Cat Tales by NPR Scott Simon Eaudiobook   Book On Tape These NPR “driveway moment” stories featuring our feline friends will have you curled up in your seat, purring. Mischievous, mysterious, content, curious, and full of attitude, these stories mirror the personality of these creatures that dwell in our homes and our hearts.  The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town– and the World by Jan Louch Eaudiobook    Print It all started when Jan Louch, assistant librarian at the Douglas County Public Library in Carson Valley, Nevada, and a coworker acquired two Scottish Fold cats to keep mice away from the town’s new library. Jan called the cats Baker and Taylor because the names fit the felines’ mild temperaments, and because she dealt with the book distribution company on a daily basis. When Jan agreed to let the company photograph the cats for a poster, she couldn’t know that they would go on to become the most famous library cats in the world.    Cats-Fiction  The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley Print In Tokyo – one of the world’s largest megacities – a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways. But the city is changing. As it does, it pushes her to the margins where she chances upon a series of apparent strangers – from a homeless man squatting in an abandoned hotel, to a shut-in hermit afraid to leave his house, to a convenience store worker searching for love. The cat orbits Tokyo’s denizens, drawing them ever closer. Catacombs: Barque Cats Series, Book 2 by Anne McCaffrey Ebook The spacefaring Barque Cats are valued members of every vessel’s crew, thanks to their special bond with humans. Then Pshaw-Ra, a mysterious cat with highly advanced knowledge, gives the felines the power of telepathy. When panic over a virulent plague drives the government to exterminate animals, Pshaw-Ra guides the cats and humans of the starship Ranzo to safety on his home planet, Mau. But Pshaw-Ra has a hidden agenda. His ultimate goal? Mate the Barque Cats with their godlike counterparts who rule on Mau and create a superior race to conquer the universe. Undercover Kitty by Sofie Ryan Print  The Angels are hired to look into who is sabotaging cat shows in the state, and they decide the best way to do that is to send Elvis the cat undercover as a contestant. But then one of the cat show volunteers is murdered just before the latest competition, and Sarah and the Angels have to catch a killer in two shakes of a cat’s tail! A Whiskey in the Dark by Leighann Dobbs Print  One of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden. With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case. From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer. -Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian