Nature-loving volunteers wanted

August 29, 2011

The Library is looking for help from nature lovers!

We need volunteers to help with outdoor maintenance like weeding, gardening and raking.

And Youth Services is in search of a volunteer to clean their aquarium two times a month.

If you have time to donate, please fill out a Volunteer Application and drop it off at the Circulation Desk, where applications are also available.

Thank you for volunteering at the Grandview Library!

Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

Free app for Mango Languages

August 29, 2011

Mango Languages has free app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

Download Mango Mobile Library Edition, available online through the iTunes Store.

Mango Languages offers free, online language lessons that are quick & easy. Choose from 35 languages and 15 ESL (English as a second language) courses. Available wherever you’re online—home computer or mobile device.

Another terrific service from the Grandview Library’s Digital Library!

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

FOR SALE: Colorful magnetic bookmarks

August 18, 2011

The Library now has magnetic bookmarks for sale in Circulation for just $3.95!

These colorful “Get To The Point” magnetic line bookmarkers come in sleeves of eight—in pastels, neons, or earth tone colors.

Slipping over and clasping to single page firmly, they will prominently mark text either for reference or as a bookmark reminder. Ideal for any type of book or papers, from cookbooks to tax returns.

Functional, re-usable with firm magnetic grip, so you can get to the point quickly—while helping the Library raise extra funds!

Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

Learn about more items for sale at the Library.

Learn more about giving to the Library.

GRADES 7-12: Celebrate your new space

August 17, 2011

Grades 7-12 can celebrate their new space at the Library with a free pizza party and prize drawings on Tuesday, September 6, from 4-7 pm!

“The Basement”—located downstairs by theStudy Commons—features books, magazines, graphic novels, computers, cool furniture, andspecial events.

Drop in “The Basement” from 4-7 pm for pizza provided by Dewey’s Pizza (winner our recentPizza Taste Test) and drawings for special prizes.

Youth Services will staff “The Basement” during peak hours, but the space is always open during Library hours.

Questions? Call “The Basement” at 614-481-3778.

WED, AUG 17: Website down at 9:30 pm

August 15, 2011

The Library’s website and online computer system (catalog) will be unavailable due to maintentence on Wednesday, August 17, beginning 9:30 pm.

Work is expected by be completed by August 18, at 1 am.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact Circulation at 614-486-2951 with any questions.

SEPT 11-17: Tech Help Week

August 8, 2011

Get free help with computers, computer programs, the Internet and more at your library!

The seven Franklin County library systems of the Central Ohio Library Collaboration (COLC) are presenting Tech Help Week @ Your Library from September 11-17.

Visit these libraries for free programs featuring experts speakers. Learn skills that will help you search for a job, communicate with family & friends, access healthcare tools, research, pay bills, file tax, shop, and more!

Events at the Grandview Library:

  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 2010
    Overview, tips and Q&A with an OSU Office of Continuing Education instructor. Wednesday, September 14, at 7 pm. No registration required.
  • Basic Computer Classes for Adults
    Taught by Columbus State Community College (CSCC) instructors, presented by Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online. Available in two sessions monthly through 2011. 614-287-5858.
  • Tech Café
    Free 1-on-1 computer & Internet help, with our Technology Coordinator. Call 614-486-2954 to schedule a time.
  • 1-on-1 eReader Help
    Get help downloading the Library’s eBooks onto your eReader, with our Reference Librarians. Call 614-481-3776 to schedule a time.
  • 1-on-1 eAudiobook Help
    Get help downloading the Library’s eAudiobooks onto your MP3 player, with our Reference Librarians. Call 614-481-3776 to schedule a time.
  • Free Music Download Help
    Find out how to download (and keep) MP3s from Sony’s huge catalog usingFreegal, with our Reference Librarians. Call 614-481-3776 to schedule a time.

Get the full schedule (559KB PDF) for COLC libraries, or visit them online:

Previous COLC events:

New books: September 2011

August 2, 2011

Use your Grandview Library card to search & reserve the books below.

Just enter the titles into our catalog from your computer, or call Circulation at 614-486-2951 to have a staff member place a hold for you.

Want more? Find new books, movies & music.
Love digital materials? Download books, movies & music.

The titles below that are not at the Grandview Library may be borrowed for you from our consortium libraries.

NEW FICTION: September 2011

  • Aravind Adiga—Last Man in Tower
  • Diana Abu-Jaber—Birds of Paradise
  • Susan Wittig Albert—The Tale of Castle Cottage: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
  • Russell Banks—Lost Memory of Skin
  • Stephanie Barron—Jane and the Canterbury Tale: Being a Jane Austen Mystery
  • Sebastian Barry—On Canaan’s Side
  • Rhys Bowen—Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery
  • Michael Brandman—Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues: A Jesse Stone Novel
  • Sandra Brown—Lethal: A Novel
  • Christopher Buehlman—Those Across the River
  • James Lee Burke—Feast Day of Fools
  • Jayne Castle—Canyons of Night: An Arcane Society Novel: Book Three of the The Looking Glass Trilogy
  • Richard Castle—Heat Rises
  • Lee Child—The Affair: A Reacher Novel
  • Paulo Coelho—Aleph
  • Ben Coes—Coup d’Etat
  • Leah Hager Cohen—The Grief of Others
  • Eoin Colfer—Plugged: A Novel
  • Jackie Collins—Goddess of Vengeance
  • Susan Conant—Brute Strength: A Dog Lover’s Mystery
  • John Connolly—The Burning Soul: A Thriller
  • Clive Cussler & Justin Scott—The Race: An Isaac Bell Adventure
  • Richard Doetsch—Half-Past Dawn: A Thriller
  • Stella Duffy—Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore: A Novel
  • Carolly Erickson—The Favored Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII’s Third Wife
  • Nuruddin Farah—Crossbones
  • Elisabeth Gille—The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by Her Daughter
  • Heather Graham—An Angel for Christmas
  • Nikolai Grozni—Wunderkind
  • Ellen Hart—Lost Women of Lost Lake: A Jane Lawless Mystery
  • Denise Hamilton—Damage Control
  • Chad Harbach—The Art of Fielding
  • Philip Hensher—King of the Badgers
  • Linda Howard—Prey
  • James Patrick Hunt—Police and Thieves (Bridger)
  • William Kennedy—Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes
  • Laurie R. King—Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
  • Michele Kleier, et al.—Hot Property
  • Beverly Lewis—The Mercy: The Rose Trilogy
  • Debbie Macomber—1105 Yakima Street: A Cedar Cove Novel
  • Debbie Macomber—1225 Christmas Tree Lane: A Cedar Cove Novel
  • Richard Matheson—Steel: And Other Stories
  • Archer Mayor—Tag Man: A Joe Gunther Novel
  • Sharyn McCrumb—The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel
  • Linda Lael Miller—A Lawman’s Christmas: A McKettricks of Texas Novel
  • Jacquelyn Mitchard—Second Nature
  • Erin Morgenstern—The Night Circus
  • Mary McGarry Morris—Light from a Distant Star
  • Sharon Osbourne—Revenge
  • David Poyer—The Towers: A Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11
  • Spencer Quinn—The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • J.D. Robb—New York to Dallas: An In Death Novel
  • S.J. Rozan—Ghost Hero: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel
  • Elissa Schappell—Blueprints for Building Better Girls
  • Trevor Shane—Children of Paranoia
  • Deborah Sharp—Mama Sees Stars: A Mace Bauer Mystery
  • Ali Smith—There But for The: A Novel
  • Haywood Smith—Wife-In-Law: A Novel
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—Apricot Jam: And Other Stories
  • Neal Stephenson—Reamde: A Novel
  • Hector Tobar—The Barbarian Nurseries
  • Simon Toyne—Sanctus: A Novel
  • Nicolle Wallace—It’s Classified
  • Kate White—The Sixes: A Novel
  • Stuart Woods—Son of Stone: A Stone Barrington Novel

NEW NONFICTION: September 2011

  • Gabrielle Bernstein—Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Discovering Self-Love and Miracles
  • Lynne Cox—South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
  • His Holiness The Dalai Lama, et al.—A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life
  • Janine Di Giovanni—Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption
  • Roger Ebert—Life Itself: A Memoir
  • Jane Fonda—Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit—Making the Most of All of Your Life
  • Valerie Frankel—It’s Hard Not to Hate You
  • Thomas Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum—That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back
  • Simon Garfield—Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
  • Fawaz A. Gerges—The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda
  • Hirsh Goodman—The Anatomy of Israel’s Survival
  • Stephen Greenblatt—The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
  • Jerome Groopman, M.D. & Pamela Hartzband, M.D.—Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You
  • Olivia Harrison—George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • Paul Hendrickson—Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
  • Jeff Jarvis—Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Is Revolutionizing Life, Business, and Society
  • Wyclef Jean & Anthony Bozza—Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story
  • Ken Jennings—Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
  • Ian Kershaw—The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945
  • David King—Death in the City of Light
  • Jeffrey Kluger—The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal about Us
  • Lucette Lagnado—The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn
  • James Lehrer—Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama
  • Michael Lindsay-Hogg—Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond
  • Jane Lynch—Happy Accidents
  • Amin Maalouf—Disordered World: Setting a New Course for the Twenty-First Century
  • Jeffrey Meyers—John Huston: Courage and Art
  • Candice Millard—The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President
  • Michael Moore—Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life
  • Blake Mycoskie—Start Something That Matters
  • Betsy Myers—Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You
  • Sylvia Nasar—Grand Pursuit: The History of Economic Genius
  • Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard—Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America
  • Pearl Jam—Pearl Jam Twenty
  • Dana Priest & William Arkin—Top Secret America
  • Lisa Randall—Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
  • Tom Ryan—Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship
  • Kathleen Sharp—Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
  • Amanda Smith—Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson
  • Dava Sobel—A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
  • Ali H. Soufan—The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War with Daniel Freedman Against Al-Qaeda
  • Marc Spitz—Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue
  • Steve Stoute—The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy
  • Ron Suskind—Confidence Men
  • Calvin Trillin—Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of His Funny Stuff
  • Theresa Weir—The Orchard: A Memoir
  • Carrie White—Upper Cut: Highlights of My Hollywood Life
  • Art Wolfe—Dogs Make Us Human: A Global Family Album
  • Daniel Yergin—The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World