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Boo to You!

Boo to You!

The harvest garden is bursting with delicious vegetables, the pumpkins are decorated and lit, and the mice have their costumes ready. Everyone is looking forward to the annual harvest feast. Scary Cat wasn’t invited to the party, but he seems to think he’s coming anyway. Hmmm, how will the mice outsmart him?
    

This visually stunning, seasonal story from the illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is now available as a Classic Board Book.

Boo to You! (Board Books)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9781442436138
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little Simon, 8/2012
Garden-fresh vegetables are utilized in the illustrations of this Halloween story, in which mice are looking forward to their annual Halloween-night feast. Scary Cat has not been invited to the party, but he seems to think he's coming anyway. Can the mice come up with a clever trick to outsmart him? Full color.

Matthew Mead's Halloween Spooktacular

Matthew Mead's Halloween

 

Frightfully simple ideas for creepy decorations, terrifying sweets and unique costumes will thrill trick-or-treaters of all ages. Holiday style pro Matthew Mead offers endlessly inventive haunted home makeovers, quick-and-easy ways to reinvent store-bought cookies and candy, awesome themed parties, and more to make, eat, and enjoy in the weeks before, and throughout all hallows' eve.

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780848734558
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Oxmoor House, 8/2013
Frightfully simple ideas for creepy decorations, terrifying sweets and unique costumes will thrill trick-or-treaters of all ages. Holiday style pro Matthew Mead offers endlessly inventive haunted home makeovers, quick-and-easy ways to reinvent store-bought cookies and candy, awesome themed parties, and more to make, eat, and enjoy in the weeks before, and throughout all hallows' eve.

Hootenanny! Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hootenanny!

New Copperfield's Book Service will host an open music jam Saturday, October 11 starting at 1:00 P.M.  Area musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring an instrument and join in an afternoon of traditional, folk and popular music. Singers and spectators are always welcomed, as well. The event is free and everyone is invited.

New Copperfield's Book Service has borrowed the term "Hootenanny" to describe this recurring music event that brings together musicians of various levels of skill and musical backgrounds. It's a place to meet and share with fellow musicians. The music, while spontaneous, is always entertaining. You are invited to drop in for an afternoon of the best home-made music to be found in Macomb on a Saturday afternoon.  

Western Illinois University Homecoming 2014, October 3-4, 2014

$21.99
ISBN-13: 9780738561417
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC), 3/2009
Western Illinois University (WIU), located in Macomb and Moline, has a rich history of service to the people of Illinois. Founded in 1899, WIU began as a normal school for the training of rural teachers. It has grown into a university of over 12,000 students, offering a broad range of quality undergraduate and graduate degrees in its four academic colleges and School of Extended Studies. This book tells the unique story of WIU, from its humble beginnings to today, with special emphasis on its astounding growth and development in the decades following World War II.

September 21−27, 2014

Banned Books Week 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Tim, Jeff & Pete at Local Music Showcase!

Musical trio Tim, Jeff & Pete  will be featured Saturday, September 13, beginning at 1:00 P.M. at New Copperfield's Book Service's "Local Music Showcase!" at 120 North Side Square, Macomb.  

Tim Liudahl, Jeff Calhoun and Pete Hannen are fine musicians in the local music scene and have appeared together and separately in several local and regional groups and may be best known locally as performers in the musical group, The Mad Hatters.

Each member of the trio is accomplished on multiple instruments. You will hear Tim Liudahl on tenor banjo, baritone ukulele and Dobro, Jeff Calhoun on stand-up bass, guitar and mandolin and Pete Hannen on clarinet and saxophone. 

 

Local Music Showcase! gives area music lovers an opportunity to see the finest local musicians in live performance in an intimate, family-friendly atmosphere on a Saturday afternoon. The event is free and everyone is invited. Bring the family!

Virtual Unreality

Virtyal Unreality 

The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world
 
Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control—even when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables.
 
Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools—or weapons—for discerning truth from fiction online.
 
Paise for Virtual Unreality
 
Mr. Seife (a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of five books on science and math) . . . is a meticulous writer, and he quickly won me over—unfortunately. . . . [H]is portrait is persuasive and thus disconcerting and frightening.
—Howard Schneider, The Wall Street Journal
 
Virtual Unreality is a talisman we gullible can wield in the hope that we won’t get fooled again.”
—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780670026081
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viking Adult, 6/2014
Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including Proofiness and Zero, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was a "New York Times" notable book. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including "The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, " and "The Economist." He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.

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