The original Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman

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If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember with fondness the animated Rocky & Bullwinkle Show on television, with its occasional episodes of Peabody’s Improbable History starring Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman and their wonderful WABAC machine (pronounced way back). Well, Mr. Peabody and Sherman are back for modern kids this month in… Read more »

Collection Team Column: Laura Guldeman – Keep calm and Downton on!

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Have you found yourself purchasing clotted cream at the grocery store? Or maybe you’ve been talking in a British accent and ordering random strangers to “bring the car round.” If you are, then you may be suffering from withdrawal of BBC’s hit show, “Downton Abbey.” In an attempt to fend off this season’s withdrawal, I… Read more »

Weekly eHighlights: Your Guide to What’s New at OverDrive – Australia and New Zealand Edition

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Greetings, readers! This week’s installment of eHighlights brings fiction and nonfiction audiobooks from some of our bestselling and most buzzed-about titles. Check out our selections below, or you can find similar titles by performing an advanced search in Marketplace. Simply log in and click on “Advanced Search.” Set “Format” to “Audiobook” and “Language” to “English.”… Read more »

Weekly eHighlights: Your guide to what’s new at OverDrive – adult edition

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Welcome to the new, improved Big Books Blast! OverDrive’s Collection Development team presents, Weekly eHighlights: Your Guide to What’s New at OverDrive. Stop by every Thursday to get your fix of the best new content and recommendations from us. This week’s eHighlights include major new releases from heavyweights such as James Patterson, E. L. Doctorow,… Read more »

Flying aces and airborne races: A snapshot in aviation history

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Monday, February 10 was an important anniversary in aviation history. In 1908 (one hundred and six years ago) the Wright Brothers, bicycle shop owners turned airplane inventors, signed their first contract with the U.S. Army. But did you know that the Wright Brothers were not the only winners of this government contract? Their story became… Read more »