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March Madness - Book Edition
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Its March Madness at the Logan Library. Weve got the regions; weve got the competitors, come experience March Madness: Book Edition!

Weve chosen books from the most popular titles of 2014 to compete for the grand title of champion. Visit the library starting March 2nd to start voting and pick up a bracket.

Completed brackets turned in by March 7th are eligible for the grand prize, a $20 gift card to Jacks Wood Fire Oven. Vote every week for your favorites, and watch as we whittle it down to our own sweet 16, elite 8, final 4 and grand champion!

Call or visit the Check-Out Desk for details.

Download a bracket here.

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Posted by Logan Library on Friday, 27 February 2015
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Helicon West to Feature Local Author RaeAnne Thayne
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The featured reader at the next meeting of Helicon West will be bestselling romance author and Cache Valley resident RaeAnne Thayne. In addition to her reading, Ms. Thayne will also have books on-hand to sell and a few to give away. Please join us for this special event!

When: Thursday, February 26, 7:00 PM
Where: Jim Bridger Room

Helicon West is an open-mic opportunity combined with featured speakers; a place for writers to share and learn alike. Creative writers are invited to read up to seven minutes of their original work. Arrive early to sign up. Readings are free, open to the public and uncensored.

"RaeAnne Thayne is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly fifty books. Her books have won many honors, including four RITA nominations from Romance Writers of America, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and a career achievement award from Romantic Times magazine. Her latest book, Snow Angel Cove, hit the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists and spent six weeks in the top 15 of Nielson Bookscans bestselling romance titles. It is also a finalist in the Romantic Times reviewers choice award for contemporary love and laughter.

Her stories  described as poignant and sweet, with beautiful, honest storytelling (that) goes straight to the heart  have sold more than four million copies and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. She finds inspiration from the beautiful northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her family."


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Posted by Logan Library on Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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2015 Grammy Winners
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The 57th Grammy Award winners were announced on Sunday, February 8th.
Logan Library has the following Grammy-winning CD albums:

Album of the Year: Morning Phase by Beck
Best Pop Vocal Album: In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cheek To Cheek by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase by Beck
Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Best Urban Contemporary Album: G I R L by Pharrell Williams
Best R&B Album: Love, Marriage & Divorce by Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem
Best Country Album: Platinum by Miranda Lambert
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro by Aphex Twin
Best New Age Album: Winds Of Samsara by Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Beautiful Life by Dianne Reeves
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Trilogy by Chick Corea Trio
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Life In The Bubble by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Best Gospel Album: Help by Erica Campbell
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. by For King & Country
Best Latin Pop Album: Tangos by Rubén Blades
Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: Multiviral by Calle 13
Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Mano A Mano - Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández by Vicente Fernández
Best Americana Album: The River & The Thread by Rosanne Cash
Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls Of Leicester by The Earls Of Leicester
Best Blues Album: Step Back by Johnny Winter
Best Folk Album: Remedy by Old Crow Medicine Show
Best World Music Album: Eve by Angelique Kidjo
Best Spoken Word Album: Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
Best Children's Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai read by Neela Vaswani
Best Comedy Album: Mandatory Fun by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Best Musical Theater Album: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Frozen
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers by Boston Early Music Festival Vocal and Chamber Ensembles
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores by Hilary Hahn
Best Choral Performance: The Sacred Spirit Of Russia by Conspirare
Best Classical Compendium: Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances by Partch

You can find the full list of winners and nominees here.

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Posted by Logan Library on Thursday, 19 February 2015
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2015 ALA Award Winners
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The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced last week, and the following titles are some of those that received awards:
bookcover: The Crossover
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang

Robert F. Sibert Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jennifer Bryant

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Visit the ALA website for a complete list of award and honor books.



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Posted by Logan Library on Tuesday, 17 February 2015
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Community Events
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March 4, 2015
   Journey Stories (Brigham City)
9:00AM Annual Spring Book Sale
11:30AM Planning your Financial Future
6:00PM Wheelchair Basketball Game

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