Staying up-to-date with computer software is necessary in our fast-paced world. “Microsoft Word 2013 Bible” by Lisa Bucki and “Microsoft Excel 2013 Bible” by John Walkenbach will help you quickly learn these newly released versions. In addition to learning all the ins and outs of theses programs, you’ll also learn how to store documents in the cloud, create dynamic charts, and present data of all kinds in various formats to suit different audiences. Written in easy to understand language with screen shots and tips, you’ll find these books easy to use.
Dorothy Pritchett Porter has engaged genealogist Sophreena McClure to research her prominent family’s history. She is delighted with the results, but before she can share them, she is found murdered, in the novel “Paging the Dead” by Brynn Bonner. Sophreena and her business partner Esme are certain a member of the family did this, but can they find out who did it before someone tries to snuff out their lights as well?
Police officer David Lindholm is found dead in his bed with bullets in his head and stomach. His wife is in shock and keeps talking about how a woman entered their house. The evidence however, points to her guilt in the novel “Lifetime” by Liza Marklund. Police officer Nina Hoffman doesn’t believe for a second that David’s wife is guilty and she is determined to find out the truth.
You’re in charge of the dinosaur-washing business. The dinos come to get soaped, scrubbed and thoroughly cleaned. There are lots of dinosaurs needing a cleaning in “Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe” by Tim Myers. Fun facts about dinosaurs are also included.
Doug’ parents want him to be smart, so the plug him in each morning to download information about the city where they live. Doug is a robot and he suddenly wonders what he could learn if he wandered around the city exploring. “Doug Unplugged” is an exciting day around the city as he unplugs himself and goes about the city to learn firsthand what it’s all about. Author Dan Yaccarino has written a funny story for children to enjoy.
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Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.