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February 2018 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Celebrate Black History Month!
  3. Palm Beach Peril
  4. NoveList Plus
  5. Quickbyte: HabitShare

Welcome to the February Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Celebrate Black History Month!

The Palm Beach County Library System will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of the African-American community. With over twenty events being offered, from musical performances to book discussions, there will be something for all ages and interests. Bring your family and friends to celebrate our African-American community.

Black History Month has its national roots in a week-long observation initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926, it was expanded into Black History Month by President Ford in 1976, and became Public Law 99-244 in 1986.

Kickoff Event: Jazz Musical Concert
Sat, Feb 10, 2:30 pm

Founder and host of Jazz on J Street, flutist Blanche Williams will be joined by seasoned musicians to kick off our Black History celebration with the history of jazz. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington 33414
Phone: 790-6070
This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Palm Beach Peril: R.L. Stine & the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors

Legendary author R.L. Stine, explores the creative process with a panel of up-and-coming young adult (YA) thriller and horror authors, offering an inside look at the craft and business of contemporary fiction.

Moderator: R.L. Stine
Best known for his “Goosebumps” series, he has sold over 400 million books in 35 languages, making him one of the best-selling authors in history.

Sun, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
South County Civic Center

16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach 33446
Preregistration begins, Fri, Feb 02, 10:00am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2018.
Palm Beach County Library System.

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

For more information about the International Thriller Writers, visit the organization’s website at: www.thrillerwriters.org

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is an online research tool to help library staff and library members with reader’s advisory. As a new librarian, Duncan Smith struggled with the fact that readers' advisory services were only as good as the individual librarian's memory and ability to read a wide range of genres. He thought there should be a database that would be a 'secret weapon' for keeping track of all the great books to recommend. In 1990, he talked Roger Rohweder and John Strickler into creating NoveList.

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages, and includes information about audiobooks. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding the right books. Read-alikes, listen-alikes, series information, and award-winners are just a few of the ways NoveList can offer suggestions for what to read next. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities and transform lives.

Quickbyte: HabitShare

Staying motivated to keep up with your new year’s resolutions has never been easier with the app HabitShare. Keep track of all the habits you want to keep, or break, with this handy app designed to hold you accountable. Share your habits with your friends and motivate each other to keep up with your goals.

You can either use the app as a motivational tool, or keep your habits 100% private - the choice is yours.

HabitShare is designed to be a fun and interactive community where you can motivate your friends with digital high fives and encouraging messages. Download HabitShare for all of your iOS and Android devices, stay motivated, and keep track of your goals today!

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