2010-02-11 / Local & State


New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier (large print), “Sheer Folly” by Carola Dunn (large print), “Where the God of Love Hangs Out” by Amy Bloom, “Victim Six” by Greg Olsen, “Unnamed” by Joshua Ferris, “Swan Thieves” by Elizabeth Kostova, “Shadow Tag” by Louise Erdrich, “Marriage and Other Acts of Charity” by Kate Braestrup, and “Gator- A-Go-Go” by Tim Dorsey.

New nonfiction includes “Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic” by Peter Green, M.D., “The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention” by Pamela Mitchell, “I Am Ozzy” by Ozzy Ozbourne, “Creative Paper Quilts” by Terri Stegmiller, “Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Deep” by Philip Hoare, “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers and “Timber Framing for the Rest of Us” by Rob Roy.

New items at Hustontown Branch Library include “Hot Rocks” by Nora Roberts, “The Lightkeeper’s Daughter” by Colleen Coble, “Becoming Lucy” by Martha Rogers, and “Never Far from Home” by Mary Ellis.

New electronic ways to gather information are now available from the Fulton County Library and Hustontown Branch Library in the form of new databases and reference e-books. New online reference materials include World Book Online, Gale Career Transitions, and Gale Virtual Reference Library. The new materials have been added to allow more up-to-date information to be available around the clock. This new information is available from anywhere via the library’s Web page at www.fultoncountylibrary.org and at the Fulton County Library and Hustontown Branch Library on the computer desktops.

World Book Online provides thousands of encyclopedia articles in both English and Spanish. There are options to browse and search by subject, take virtual tours, research current events and science projects along with a variety of other educational and enrichment opportunities.

Gale Career Transitions provides searches for specific careers within your field and area, including up-to-date job openings. The database also teaches how to create a resume and about different careers choices.

The Virtual Reference Library includes 10 e-books with reference material on everything from American history to religion to the Middle Ages. These e-books are great for students working on research projects or to simply enhance knowledge on a particular topic.

Anyone with a library card can access this new electronic reference material. If you need a library card, one can be obtained at your library. These new databases are made possible by the Chambersburg district libraries.

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