Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

The library will be closed December 24, December 25, and December 26 for Christmas. We will have normal operating hours December 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. We will be closed January 1 and 2 for New Year's Day. We will return to normal operating hours January 3. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fiction titles added to Decatur Library's Camellia Net Advantage program

Decatur Public Library has purchased numerous e-books [and audiobooks] about which you may not be aware. These are called Advantage titles, through Overdrive® and are digital titles available at Camellia Net
[ ] to Decatur Public Library cardholders only.

Please note: it is important to log in before searching the Camellia Net Catalog in order to view all titles available to Decatur Public Library cardholders.

Listed below are the adult fiction e-book titles purchased for just our Decatur patrons, some with the help of our outstanding Friends group. We hope you find something you’ll enjoy!

Remember, these titles cannot be seen until you log in with your library card number! And there are a lot more e-books [and audiobooks] to choose from, shared by the entire Camellia Net consortium!

[Articles “The”, “A”, and “An” have been left off.]

1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber
1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber “
44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel
Adventures of Mr. Maximillian
Bacchus & His Traveling Circus by Clive Barker
Affair by Lee Child
After Dark by Jayne Castle
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
Airframe by Michael Crichton
Alienist by Caleb Carr
All She Ever Wanted by Barbara Freethy
All Shot Up by Chester Himes
And One Wore Gray by Heather Graham
Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel
Any Way the Wind Blows by E. Lynn Harris
Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
As the World Churns by Tamar Myers
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter by Nancy Atherton
Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Bad Place by Dean Koontz
Batter Off Dead by Tamar Myers
Betrayal by Beverly Lewis
Big Medicine by Louis L’Amour
Bittersweet Rain by Sandra Brown
Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Black Ice by Michael Connelly
Black Ice by Anne Stuart
Blood on the Vine [Murder She Wrote] by Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain
Bluebonnet Belle by Lori Copeland
Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
Boo by Pat Conroy
Callander Square by Anne Perry
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
Case of Lies by Perri O’Shaughnessy
Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun
Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun
Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
Catered Christmas by Isis Crawford
Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford
Catered Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford
Caught by Harlan Coben
Chase by Clive Cussler
Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Color Purple by Alice Walker
Colton Family Christmas by various
Conviction by Aaron Allston
Copper Scroll by Joel C. Rosenberg
Corsets & Clockwork by various
Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist
Crossed Paths: A Tale of the Dread Remora by Aaron Rosenberg
Cure by Robin Cook
Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
Cut and Run by Ridley Peterson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
Darkest Prison by Gena Showalter
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Daughter’s Inheritance by Judith Miller, Tracie Peterson
Dead Don’t Dance by Charles Martin
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Death Mask by Graham Masterton
Death of a Bore by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Maid by M.C. Beaton
Defender: Hyperswarm by Tim Waggoner
Dekker 2 in 1: Thr3e/Obsessed by Ted Dekker
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman
Explosive Alliance by Catherine Mann
Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Fated by Rebecca Zanetti
Final Flight by Stephen Coonts
First Counsel by Brad Meltzer
First Family by David Baldacci
Five People You Meet in Heaven by David Albom
Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Fried Green Tomatoes At the
Whistlestop Café by Fannie Flagg
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
Front by Patricia Cornwell
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Getting Off by Lawrence Block writing as Jill Emerson
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
Halfway to Heaven by Susan Wiggs
Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
Heat Rises by Richard Castle
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
Help by Kathryn Stockett
Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton
Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Into the Maelstrom by Loren L. Coleman
It by Stephen King
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Killing Season by Ralph Compton
Lady Julia Grey Bundle: by Deanna Raybourn
Silent in the Grave, Silent in the
Sanctuary, Silent on the Moor
Lawman’s Christmas [McKettricks] by Linda Lael Miller
Lifelines by C.J. Lyons
Light in the Window by Jan Karon
Lightkeeper by Susan Wiggs
Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Colleen Coble
Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Little Did I Know by Mitchell Maxwell
Live Wire by Harlan Coben
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Magicians by Lev Grossman
Man for All Seasons by Diana Palmer
Manner of Death by Stephen White
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Milk in My Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey
Mistress No More by Niobia Bryant
Motor City Blue by Loren D. Estleman
Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
[an In Death novel]
Next Always by Nora Roberts
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Night Over Water by Ken Follett
No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Oath by Frank Peretti
O’Brien Family Christmas by Sherryl Woods
One Day by David Nicholls
One True Love by Barbara Freethy
One Wore Blue by Heather Graham
Only His by Susan Mallery
Only Mine by Susan Mallery
Only Yours by Susan Mallery
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Paris Secret by Angela Henry
Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Payback by Fern Michaels
Phantom Menace (Star Wars) by Terry Brooks
Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Pirate King by Laurie R. King
Places in the Dark by Thomas H. Cook
Play Dead by Harlan Coben
Prayer for the Dying by Jack Higgins
Princess Bride by William Goldman
Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke
Rainmaker by John Grisham
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Red Light Wives by Mary Monroe
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Renegade Angel by Kendra Leigh Castle
Rest in Pieces by Rita Mae Brown
Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Romeo and Juliet [graphic novel] by William Shakespeare
Rules of Prey by John Sandford
Runaway Jury by John Grisham
Running Blind by Lee Child
Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
Second Son by Lee Child
Shack by William P. Young
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Shock Wave by John Sandford
Simple Truth by David Baldacci
Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen
Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small
Sleeping with Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey
Sliver by Ira Levin
Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Son of Stone by Stuart Woods
Special Delivery by Danielle Steel
Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Street Dreams by Faye Kellerman
Street Lawyer by John Grisham
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovksy
Sullivan’s Law by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter
Susannah’s Garden by Debbie Macomber
Swimsuit by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
Tappin’ On Thirty by Candice Dow
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
Testament by John Grisham
Thinner by Stephen King
Thousand Tomorrows & Just
Beyond the Clouds Omnibus by Karen Kingsbury
Three Down the Aisle by Sherryl Woods
Time to Kill by John Grisham
Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb
Triptych by Karin Slaughter
Tripwire by Lee Child
Unashamed by Francine Rivers
Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts
Unquiet by various
Unveiled by Francine Rivers
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Weekend Warriors by Fern Michaels
What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
What Might Have Been by Kira Sinclair
Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
Whispers by Lisa Jackson
Whistle by James Jones
White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz
Wicked Prey by John Sandford
Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
With This Ring by Amanda Quick
Words of Silk by Sandra Brown
World War Z by Max Brooks

Remember, these titles cannot be seen until you log in with your library card number! And there are a lot more e-books [and audiobooks] to choose from, shared by the entire Camellia Net consortium!

Overdrive® Advantage Titles Through Camellia Net

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Random Titles from the "New Book" shelf


Beyond All Measure: a Hickory Ridge Romance by Dorothy Love
Inspiration F Love

Bury Elminster Deep by Ed Greenwood
Fantasy F Greenwood

Devil's Puzzle: a someday quilts mystery by Clare O'Donohue
Mystery F O'Donohue

Legacy of Kings by C.S. Friedman (3rd book in The Magister Trilogy)
Fantasy F Friedman

Ronin's Mistress: a novel of feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland
Mystery F Rowland


Battlefield of the mind -- commemorative edition by Joyce Meyer
248.4 Mey

Financial Aid Handbook by Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik
378.3 Sta

Found, Free, & Flea: creating collections from vintage treasures
by Tereasa Surratt
745.1075 Sur

1493:Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
909.4 Man

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business
by Attorney Fred S. Steingold
346.73 Ste

Story of Charlotte's Web by Michael Sims
818.52 Sim

"There Are Things I Want You To Know" about Steig Larsson and me
by Eva Gabrielsson
839.738 Gab

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


There are a few changes happening at the library.

The first is a change in hours. Beginning Monday, October 3, our hours will be changing. We will no longer be open until 9pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Our new hours are Monday 9am-8pm, Tuesday 9am-8pm, Wednesday 9am-8pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 2pm-5pm.

The second change is in Netlibrary. Netlibrary has been bought by EBSCOhost ebooks. The library has learned that none of our account information was transferred in the switch. This means that the login information you currently have for Netlibrary will no longer work. You will need to come into the library and create a new account with EBSCOhost ebooks. The Reference Department will show you how to get started.

The third change is due to shrinking budgets. The library has opted to drop our subscription to the online databases AtoZ the USA and AtoZ Maps. We will reconsider this decision when budgets improve.

The fourth change is a good thing. We got word this week that Camellia Net is now supporting Kindle. The Camellia Net site has instructions to get you started.

Of course one thing that has not changed is the annual October quilt show. It will be here soon. I am always amazed at the variety of quilts that visit each October so don't forget to drop by to see the quilts.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Camellia Net

Thanks to the wonderful support from the Friends of the Library, Decatur Public Library is now part of Camellia Net, Alabama's Digital Library powered by Overdrive Digital Library Reserve. This site allows you to download ebooks, audio books, and music from home at any time of the day or night. All you need to begin is your library card number. Each book title will display whether the file can be downloaded as an MP3, WMA audio, ebook, burn to cd,transfer to ipod, etc. The camellia net site will let you know what programs you will need to download to your computer or device in order to use this service. Decatur Library has joined the Advantage plan so make sure you have logged in with your card number before you begin your search. Logging in with your card number first will allow you to see all the titles that are available to you. Overdrive has compiled a list of devices and what download format each supports. The list can be seen at At the moment Amazon Kindle is not a supported device but overdrive is working with Amazon to try to make this a possibility.