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Wondering what books and other materials are new at Frazar Memorial Library? This is the place to find out.
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Select Leisure Reading Books

The following is a sample of the leisure reading books currently available.  They are located on the New Releases shelves near the Circulation Desk.

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Blue Mind : The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do - Wallace J. Nichols; Céline Cousteau (Foreword by)
Call Number: BF353 .N52 2014
ISBN: 0316252085
Publication Date: 2014-07-22

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Rebel Yell : The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson - S. C. Gwynne
Call Number: E467.1.J15 G95 2014
ISBN: 1451673280
Publication Date: 2014-09-30

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The Vanishing Neighbor : The Transformation of American Community - Marc J. Dunkelman
Call Number: HN59.2 .D84 2014
ISBN: 0393063968
Publication Date: 2014-08-04

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The Mockingbird Next Door : Life with Harper Lee - Marja Mills
Call Number: PS3562.E353 Z765 2014
ISBN: 1594205191
Publication Date: 2014-07-15


Spotlight on New Books

Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time.  Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long.  Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity.  Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history.

Superman first bounded over tall buildings in 1938.  Batman began lurking in the shadows in 1939.  Wonder Woman landed in her invisible plane in 1941.  She was an Amazon from an island of women who had lived apart from men since the time of ancient Greece.  She came to the United States to fight for peace, justice, and women's rights.  She had golden bracelets; she could stop bullets.  She had a magic lasso; anyone she roped had to tell the truth.  To hide her identity, she disguised herself as a secretary named Diana Prince; she worked for U.S. military intelligence.  Her gods were female, and so were her curses.  "Great Hera!" she cried.  "Suffering Sappho!" she swore.  She was meant to be the strongest, smartest, bravest woman the world had ever seen.  She looked like a pin-up girl.  In 1942, she was recruited to the Justice League of America, joining Superman, Batman, the Flash, and Green Lantern; she was the only woman.  She wore a golden tiara, a red bustier, blue underpants, and knee-high, red leather boots.  She was a little slinky; she was very kinky.

Over seven decades, across continents and oceans, Wonder Woman has never been out of print.  Her fans number in the millions.  Generations of girls have carried their sandwiches to school in Wonder Woman lunch boxes.  But not even Wonder Woman's most ardent followers know the true story of her origins.  She's as secret as a heart.

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Jill Lepore
Call Number: PN6728.W6 L48 2014
ISBN: 0385354045
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
Excerpt copyright © 2014 by Jill Lepore


Leisure Reading Books Are Here!

Frazar Memorial Library now has a leisure reading collection.  Through a subscription to Baker & Taylor's book leasing program, the library now regularly offers current popular fiction and nonfiction titles, including The New York Times bestsellers.  Although the collection is currently small, new books will be added every month.  We may choose to keep the most popular titles, or we may return them for new ones as their popularity wanes.  Under the plan, our collection will eventually reach 300 titles per year.

Leisure books are searchable in the library's catalog and are shelved in the library lobby near the Circulation Desk.  They circulate for the same length of time as other books.  Leisure books are easily identifiable by their clear mylar covers.

The leisure reading collection is in keeping with Frazar Memorial Library's mission of providing user-centered collections and services.  It allows us to maintain a dynamic collection that is relevant to our users while making optimal use of limited space and resources.

Stop by and see what we have to offer.  Comments or questions about the service and suggestions for possible future titles are welcome and may be forwarded to Lonnie Beene, Acquisitions Librarian, at or (337) 475-5724.


EBSCO Ebooks

Frazar Memorial Library makes electronic books (ebooks) available through its subscription to EBSCO's eBook Collection.  In addition to being accessible through the EBSCOhost website, our ebooks have records in the online catalog that direct you to ebook titles in EBSCOhost.  This is advantageous in that it shows both the print and electronic books we have on a given subject.

Ebooks are identifiable by "[electronic resource]" in the title, a material designator of "Electronic Book," and a Location of "EBSCO eBook--Web Access Required."  Since it is not always easy to distinguish print and ebook records from one another at a glance (especially if you're pressed for time), the easiest way to access the library's ebooks is to go directly to the EBSCOhost eBook Collection website and search by keyword or title.

EBSCO ebooks may be downloaded for reading offline for a limited amount of time.  Downloading to a Windows or Mac computer requires the use of Adobe Digital Editions software, which is available here as a free download.  (Do not download to library computers; they already have it).

For instructions on downloading EBSCO ebooks to a tablet, e-reader, or smartphone, click the "Transfer EBSCO eBooks to a Mobile Device" tab on the library's EBSCO eBooks page.

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Google Books Search

For those times when the library doesn't have what you need, perhaps a search of Google Books will help.  Please note, however, that Google Books does not make the complete text available for all books.  If you need assistance, contact the Reference Desk at (337) 475-5725.


Have a Purchase Suggestion?

If you know of a book or other resource (video, journal, database) that you think the library should purchase, click here to complete a purchase suggestion form.  While we can't guarantee that we'll purchase everything, we do add items based on user suggestions, subject to available funds and appropriateness to the collection.  Thank you for your interest in improving Frazar Memorial Library.


Acquisitions Policies

Below is a link to view the Acquisitions Department's policies (requires Adobe Reader).

Last update: Sept. 4, 2013.


Library Liaison Assignments

Below is a link to view the library liaison assignments (requires Adobe Reader).  Liaisons are those librarians responsible for working with departments to maintain the quality of the library collection in various disciplines.

Last update: May 12, 2014.

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