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311. N. Steel St.

Ontonagon, MI 49953

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Please note that we have officially entered "summer hours" where computer use is concerned. Computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes; no exceptions. If there are available computers after you have signed out and given others a reasonable chance to log on, additional sessions may be available.

If these rules are not followed, it may result in computer priveleges being restricted or revoked. If everyone follows the rules and uses common sense and fairness, we can keep our public computer system simple and accessible.

Thank you for your help in ensuring that all of our patrons and visitors are able to get online during this busy time of year.

"We are all getting along and sharing the computers fairly! Hooray for the library! Hooray for summer! Hooray for stock photography!"

Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library

 

Jeffrey Deaver was born outside in Glen Ellyn, Illinois near Chicago in May 1950. He has a bachelor degree with a major in journalism from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. During his life he has worked as a journalist, a folksinger, and a corporate attorney before becoming a bestselling author. He has a sister who is also an author of young adult novels, Julie Reece Deaver. In his free time Jeff likes to speak at conferences and festivals about books, literacy, and writing in general. He is also a cook and loves to have dinner parties with some unusual themes, such as Roman medieval.

 

Jeff has said he has always wanted to be an author and even wrote his first book at age eleven. He has written over thirty novels, three short story collections, and a nonfiction law book. Jeff's novels are suspense filled fast paced stories that usual only cover a very short time frame of only hours or days. Even though most of his stories are plot driven, he is able to present the human side of his characters and include human issues into the stories. The stories feature strong and sometimes flawed heroes, deranged bad guys and are full of surprising twists and turns with oodles of cliffhangers. His books explore the psychology of crime and crime detection with insights into not only the hero’s minds, but the villains as well. There is also a great deal of forensics and standard police work that go into his books to make thrilling crime stories that you just can't put down.

 

To come up with ideas for his novels Jeff does not peruse the news headlines. Instead he spends his time in a dark room thinking of stories and characters that would fit into a typical Jeffrey Deaver novel. After coming up with a story he likes he then spends about eight months researching and outlining his book. When he is ready to begin writing he will sit in a dark room and picture the scene he is about to write. Once he has it, he closes his eyes and begins touch typing the scene. He then goes on to revise his novels twenty to thirty times before he even sends in his manuscript to his publisher. He has never taken any writing classes and believes the best way to learn to write is to study the work of other writers that you like.

 

Jeffrey primarily writes two thriller series. The first and most popular series is the “Lincoln Rhyme” series featuring a quadriplegic New York detective and the other “Kathryn Dance” series featuring Dance as an agent with the California Bureau of Investigation. His latest novel “Solitude Creek” released in May 2015 is the fourth in the Dance series and has Dance investigating a possible serial killer that uses panic and the chaos it creates to kill people.

 

If you are a fan of any of these thrilling crime writing authors Jonathon Kellerman, Boris Starling, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, or Jefferson Bass you should give Jeffrey Deaver a try. His psychologically in depth novels with plenty of plot twists and carnage will provide you with a roller coaster thrill ride where you aren't quite sure who you are rooting for in the end, the hero or the villain.

Category: Book Reviews

Author profiles contributed by Chris Bacon, Mason County District Library

 

Judith Ann Jance (JA Jance) was born in South Dakota in 1944 and raised in Bisbee, AZ. As a second-grader Jance was introduced to Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” series and from that moment on she knew she wanted to be a writer. She graduated from Bisbee High School in 1962, and received an academic scholarship that made her the first person in her family to attend a four year college. She graduated in 1966 with a degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Arizona. While in college she tried to pursue her writing career by taking a creative writing class, but the professor refused her entry into the class due to her gender because women weren't writers, they were “teachers or nurses.” While in college she married an alcoholic and in 1968 he forbade her from writing because there was only room for one writer in the family and that would be him. In the end nothing he ever wrote was published. However, she continued to write poetry in secret, but never seriously perused a writing career until much later in life.

Category: Book Reviews

Come help us get our first annual Community Garden in the ground! The lot is all tilled up and ready to go. Weather permitting, we will be having a "planting bee" after the library closes at 2:00 this Saturday 6/6, so bring along a spade, a pair of gloves, and any extra seedlings/starts you want to donate. Beverages will be provided!

We would also like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Big Lake Tool Company in downtown Ontonagon, the Lund family (ThatFamilyShop.com), and High Mowing Seeds of Vermont, as well as all of our other donors and helpers throughout the community! We couldn't have done it without you.

Category: Programs & Events

Microfilm services are (mostly) back! The machine is up and running for microfilm viewing and research. Unfortunately, microfilm printing will remain unavailable until further notice.

Special thanks to the techs at Integrated Imaging of Appleton for their help with troubleshooting. Check them out for all your document processing and scanning needs.

Courtesy of Ambro @ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Hip teens overjoyed that they can get back to their favorite hobby: Microfilm-based research at OTL.
Image courtesy of Ambro @ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Read to Ride is back again this summer. If you're not familiar with the program, kids in Ontonagon County (ages 6 to 14) can enter to win a free bicycle just by reading books!

Entry forms are available at the library, or they can be downloaded here for at-home printing. Completed forms can be mailed in per the instructions at the bottom of the form, or you can simply bring them back to the library. Please have entries turned in by July 31st to ensure we can get them submitted on time for the drawing. Just drop your completed entries off at to the circulation desk, or leave them in one of our book returns and we'll take care of the rest!

 

Read to Ride... because everybody loves a shiny new bicycle!


For complete rules, details, and sponsor information, please visit http://www.upkids.com/read-to-ride/.

Category: Programs & Events