Each week, I bring you the latest and the greatest news and information from Shreve Memorial Library. While I love to share what’s going on at our branches, we at Shreve Memorial Library also love to hear from our patrons. Social media is a great way to do just that. We thoroughly enjoy posts, pics, messages and tags on our social media channels whether that is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Your interactions with us help us to understand what services you are using, what you find most exciting and useful about the library, and more importantly, why you love the library. If you have ever visited a library branch, had a wonderful time there, and would like to share your story and experience with others, then we have the perfect opportunity for you to be a part of our team.
Beginning this month, we will be rolling out a new campaign on social media called SML Ambassadors. SML Ambassadors will help show the value of libraries by sharing their library stories and introducing others to the many great services provided by the library. SML Ambassadors will receive a monthly insider email with the latest information on new happenings at the library as well as new services and items available. You can participate as little or as much as you like by sharing, liking, and commenting on Shreve Memorial Library posts, using hashtags such as #SMLReads or #SMLAmbassador, or by sharing your own library story on social media. Shreve Memorial Library is looking for ambassadors across social media channels to include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you think being an SML Ambassador is right for you, email Shreve Memorial Library E-Branch Manager Caleb Sheaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not sure about being an SML Ambassador, but want to stay in the know, be sure to like Shreve Memorial Library on Facebook and follow @shrevememorial on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for a closer look at library happenings. You can get staff picks for reading recommendations, meet our team on #TeamTuesdays, and view storytimes online without having to go to the library. Social media is a great place for us to engage with all of our patrons. I’ll see you there!
Here’s the latest in #SMLReads available at the library:
Deep War: The War with China, the Nuclear Precipice by David Poyer (fiction)
The war against China turns dire, as the United States struggles to survive in this gripping thriller featuring Navy Commander Dan Lenson. After the United States suffers a devastating nuclear attack, and facing food shortages, power outages, cyber and AI assaults, and a wrecked economy, Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force assigned to turn the tide of war in the Pacific, using precisely targeted missiles and high-tech weapons systems. But as the campaign begins, the entire Allied military and defense network is compromised – even controlled – by Jade Emperor, a powerful Chinese artificial intelligence system that seems to anticipate and counter every move. While Dan strives to salvage the battle plan, his wife Blair helps coordinate strategy in Washington, DC, Marine sergeant Hector Ramos fights in an invasion of Taiwan, and Navy SEAL master chief Teddy Oberg begins a desperate journey into central China on a mission that may be the only way to save the United States from destruction and defeat. Thrilling, filled with near-future technology, and deeply grounded in the human cost of war, David Poyer’s Deep War is a brilliant novel by an acknowledged master of military fiction.
Beauchamp Hall: A Novel by Danielle Steel (fiction)
Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother. Years later, stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship, Winnie has concluded that dreams were meant for others. She consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she loves, Beauchamp Hall, enthralled by the sumptuous period drama set on a great Norfolk estate in the 1920s. The rich upstairs-downstairs world brilliantly brought to life by superb actors is the ultimate escapism. On the day Winnie is passed over for a long-overdue promotion, she is also betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional life – which changes everything. She packs her bags and flies to England to see the town where Beauchamp Hall is filmed. The quaint B&B where she stays feels like home. The brother and sister who live in the castle where the show is filmed, rich in titles but poor in cash, are more like long-lost friends than British nobility. And the show itself, with its colorful company and behind-the-scenes affairs, is a drama all its own. Winnie’s world comes alive on the set of the show. What happens next is the stuff of dreams, as Winnie takes the boldest leap of all. Beauchamp Hall reminds us to follow our dreams… You never know what magic will happen!
Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage and Family by David & Tamela Mann (non-fiction)
David and Tamela Mann have been married for 30 years, but the singers, actors, and entrepreneurs are just as, if not more than, happily in love as they were in the early days of their relationship. In their new book, the couple will relate the story of their first encounters as teenagers, the importance of communication, and how they’ve been able to keep that spark burning through all these years. The Mann’s have delighted and inspired audiences through music, a string of plays and movies, as well as several television series – Meet the Browns, The Mann’s, and Mann & Wife. They’ll share about their often hilarious and sometimes controversial interactions with each other, their blended family of five grown children and eight grandchildren, and how these relationships enrich their lives. Given their recording careers, touring, filming, and managing an outrageous family, the Mann’s will share with readers the day-to-day challenges, successes, and joys that happen behind the scenes.
Samantha Bonnette is marketing & development manager at Shreve Memorial Library.
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