New books: December 2011

October 28, 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: December 2011

  • Daniel Black—Twelve Gates to the City: A Novel
  • Stephen J. Cannell—Vigilante: A Shane Scully Novel
  • Robin Cook—Death Benefit
  • Patricia Cornwell—Red Mist: A Scarpetta Novel
  • Mary Daheim—The Alpine Winter: An Emma Lord Mystery
  • Juliet Dark—The Demon Lover
  • Anita Desai—The Artist of Disappearance
  • Laura DiSilverio—Swift Edge: A Mystery
  • Nick Drake—Egypt: The Book of Chaos
  • Christine Feehan—Spirit Bound: A Sea Haven Novel
  • Monica Ferris—Threadbare: A Needlecraft Mystery
  • Diana Gabaldon—The Scottish Prisoner: A Lord John Novel
  • W.E.B. Griffin—Covert Warriors: A Presidential Agent Novel
  • Tami Hoag—Down the Darkest Road
  • Anne Holt—1222: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
  • Stephen Hunter—Soft Target: A Thriller
  • Conn Iggulden—Conqueror: A Novel of Kublai Khan
  • Eloisa James—The Duke is Mine
  • Raymond Khoury—The Devil’s Elixir
  • Dean R. Koontz—77 Shadow Street
  • Sara Levine—Treasure Island!!!
  • Alexander McCall Smith—The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
  • Karen Robards—Sleepwalker
  • Michael Scott & Colette Freedman—Thirteen Hallows
  • Natasha Solomons—The House at Tyneford
  • Paul Theroux—Murder in Mount Holly
  • Luis Alberto Urrea—Queen of America: A Novel
  • Stuart Woods—D.C. Dead: A Stone Barrington Novel
  • Anthony E. Zuiker & Duane Swierczynski—Dark Revelations: A Level 26 Thriller Featuring Steve Dark

NEW NONFICTION: December 2011

  • Catharine Arnold—Sexual History of London
  • Richard Bonin—Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq
  • Big Boy—An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size
  • Donna Britt—Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama—Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World
  • Joan Didion—Blue Nights
  • Mike Dowling—Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog
  • John Feinstein—Best Seat in the House: One on One with the Greats in the Game
  • Christopher Goffard—You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya
  • Allan Massie—The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family that Shaped Britain
  • Randy Roberts—A Team for America: When West Point Football Rallied a Nation at War
  • Robin S. Rosenberg—The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Understanding Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy
  • Ntozake Shange—Lost in Language & Sound: A Memoir of Coming to the Arts: Or How I Found My Way to the Arts: Essays
  • Julia Flynn Siler—Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure
  • Adam Sisman—An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper
  • Eric Weiner—Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine
  • Kimberly Willis—The Little Book of Diet Help: Truth, Tips, Therapy—And Just a Touch of Bullying
  • Anthony Zuiker & Todd Gold—Mr. CSI: How a Vegas Dreamer Made a Killing in Hollywood, One Body at a Time

Beggars Night: Mon, Oct 31

October 28, 2011

Beggars Night for Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff takes place on Monday, October 31, from 6-8 pm.

Stop by the Library & show us your costume! We will be offering trinkets at any of our desks during Beggars Night.

Learn about Beggars Nights, haunted houses, and other spooky activities in Central Ohio at The Columbus Dispatch’s Halloween page

Book & AV Sale: October 21-23

October 18, 2011

Find bargains galore at the upcoming Friends of the Library Book & AV Sale!

  • Friday, October 21: 6:30-8:30 pm—Preview Sale: Friends only. Join today!
  • Saturday, October 22: 10 am-4 pm
  • Sunday, October 23: 1-3 pm

Find great deals on books, music, movies and more any time the Library is open. Visit the Bargain Book Shelves downstairs in the Study Commons.

Donate your old books, music, and movies to our Book & AV Sales. Tax deduction forms are available. Call Circulation at 486-2951 for more information.

Pumpkin Run & Library traffic

October 12, 2011

The 33rd Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K race will take place Saturday, October 22, at 9 am!

Although First Avenue (the Library’s street) will not be closed to traffic, it will be restricted from 8:30-10:30 am. Motorists should expect delays along the race route (second page), which will yield to runners. Streets surrounding the Library will be affected as well.

Call Circulation at (614) 486-2951 with any questions about directions. Enjoy the race!

More race details:

  • Race starting time is 9 am. Race day registration is from 7:30-8:30 am at Grandview Middle School Gym, 1240 Oakland Ave.
  • Get a race form & map, also available at the Grandview Center and the Library.
  • Cost is $25 per person race day, and $20 per person to pre-register. (Pre-registration deadline: October 19 by mail and October 21 by noon for walk-ins.)  T-shirts will be given to the first 300 entries.
  • Interested in volunteering? Call Marta Durban at 614-481-6203.

Library eBooks now available for Kindle

October 6, 2011

Amazon Kindle users can now download books from the Grandview Library!

All you need is a Grandview Library card, an account, and a Kindle e-book reader.

Use your Kindle or other compatible device to download books through our Digital Downloads.

Tips for downloading Library ebooks to Kindles:

  • Use the “Advance Search” for better results.
  • Check “only show titles with copies available” if you only want to see books available now. Otherwise, you can place holds if items are already borrowed.
  • Check out this short instructional video.
  • The Library is anticipating a high demand for eBooks. We will continue to build our eBook collection. Keep checking back for more titles!

Check out our other great online services—including other downloadable books, audiobooks, movies, and music—from our Digital Library!

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

Library opens late Thursday, October 20

October 6, 2011

Due to computer system updates, the Library will open at 2 pm (instead of 10 am) and close at 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 20.

Thank you for your patience!

Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

Shopping & fun at Holiday Boutique

October 5, 2011

Bringing the community together for the holidays!

Come to the Friends of the Grandview Library‘s Holiday Boutique for seasonal shopping & fun for the whole family.

Fabulous vendors will fill the Library Atrium on Saturday, November 19, from 11 am-3 pm. There will be great gifts to purchase and craftmaking for children.

Plus, Stauf’s Coffee Roasters will have a Coffee Shop, Cord Camera will be taking pictures for your holiday cards at sale prices, and Edible Arrangements will be selling pineapple pops and gift certificates at discount prices (and giving part of the proceeds to the Friends of the Library).

Kids can decorate ornaments & gift bags and visit The Elf Shop—where they can secretly purchase gifts ($3 & under) for their families and get free “Magic Reindeer Dust”, while supplies last.

A ticket will be given for each purchase made, to be placed in a box for drawing. You need not be present to win. Prizes donated by:

  • The Candle Lab
  • W.G. Grinders
  • Noodles & Company
  • Mazah Mediterranean Eatery
  • Matt the Miller’s Tavern
  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • Rife’s Market
  • The Oilerie
  • Peabody Papers
  • Objects for the Home

Contact Friends President Lou Redden (614-488-5167, to volunteer.