Friday, April 27, 2018

Winter is Here...

Many thanks to our HCC Brandon SGA for the new selection added to our recreational reading an media collection.  Below are lists of some of the new DVDs and authors available. Please stop by as these items will be on display in the LRC and may be borrowed. And yes, the image above means we have 
GOT Season 7, and much more!

New DVDs:                                                                        

Captain Fantastic
The Big Sick
The Foreigner
The Florida Project
Victoria & Abdul
American Made
Game of Thrones Season 7

New in the SGA Paperback Collection:                                        

Alice Hoffman - The Dovekeepers                                               
Mark Sullivan- Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Richard K. Morgan- The Cold Commands
Andrea Penrose - Murder on Black Swan Lane
Agatha Christie - Three Classic Titles
Sujata Massey- The Sleeping Dictionary
Dmitry Glukhovsky -Metro 2034                                                                           
Min Jin Lee -Pachinko            

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Fiction!

New Titles Available in the BLRC!


This Fallen Prey: A Rockton Novel by Kelley Armstrong
Girl Unknown: A Novel by Karen Perry
Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore
A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
Look for Me: A Novel by Lisa Gardner
White Houses by Amy Bloom
Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Poison by John Lescroart
The Hush by John Hart
The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachm
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
Truth or Dare by Fern Michaels
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Sunburn by Laura Lippman
Down the River unto the Sea / Walter Mosley
The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding
Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
One Last Breath by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush
Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
As You Wish by Jude Deveraux
Lake Silence: The World of the Others by Anne Bishop
Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
Speak no Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox
Bring Out the Dog: Stories by Will Mackin
The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen
Red Alert by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
Duel to the Death: An Ali Reynolds Novel by J.A. Jance
The Rising Sea: A Novel from the NUMA Files by Clive Cussler       

Thursday, March 1, 2018

New in the BLRC!

Would it help to use a Whiteboard? We know some of you prefer working on whiteboards and use the study rooms so you can work out your math problems on the large whiteboads.  But good news!  You don't have to use the study rooms!

We now have tabletop whiteboards! 2 sided @ 20" x 16". They fit on the tables, they fit in the study carrolls and they fit on the coffee tables. So, come by and you can check them out at the front desk for In Library Use! *

*No worries, we provide the markers.

Saturday, February 3, 2018


    The Lease Book Collection is provided by HCC Brandon SGA

The Armageddon File by Stephen Coonts
Count to Ten by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
The Whispering Room: A Jane Hawk novel by Dean Koontz
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Deep Freeze by John Sandford
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Year One by Nora Robert
The Noel Diary: From the Noel Collection by Richard Paul Evans
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Every Breath you Take by Mary Higgins by Clark & Alafair Burke
Robicheaux by James Lee Burke
Unbound: A Stone Barrington Novel / Stuart Woods
The Wanted by Robert Crais                                  
Artemis by Andy Weir
 The English Wife by Lauren Willig
 Sunday Silence by Nicci French
Munich by Robert Harris
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
City of Endless Night: A Pendergast Novel by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey
It Occurs to me that I am America: New Stories and Art Edited by Jonathan Santlofer; introduction by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
Blood Sisters by Jane Corry
The Wife by Alafair Burke
House of Secrets by V.C. Andrews
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
Act of Revenge by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice

Monday, January 22, 2018

New Non-Fiction

Paris Fashion 

Valerie Steele

Dawn of the New Everything   

Jaron Lanier

Ten Emerging Technologies, 
That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything 
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

Wild Nights, How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World   
Benjamin Reiss

What Do Philosophers Do?
Penelope Maddy

San Lorenzo A Florentine Church     
Robert W. Gaston

The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges     
Derek Bok

A Good Cry   
Nikki Giovanni

Reporting War 
Ray Moseley

About Abortion, Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America   
Carol Sanger

Shrinking Violets, The Secret Life of Shyness     
Joe Moran

Raptors The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey   
Keith L. Bildstein

Choosing Daughters Family Change in Rural China   
Lihong Shi

Flavor The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense  
Bob Holmes

Making the Scene  A History of Stage Design 
and Technology in Europe and the United States  
Oscar G. Brockett

Leonardo Da Vinci 
Walter Issacson

Leonardo Da Vinci 
Walter Issacson

Ethics in the Real World, 
82 Brief Essays of Things That Matter   
Peter Singer

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bean Bag Chairs!

Thanks to the wonderful Brandon SGA and the efforts of the students 
new Bean Bag Chairs have been donated to the BLRC!

These are not your dad's Bean Bag remember those....made of noisy vinyl in psychedelic colors and filled with actual, these are soft, cozy and quiet!  Please stop by and give them a try! See the testing results below: 

                                      Student Approved for people 72" and over

                                       Approved by those who remember Woodstock

                                                     Approved for Finals meltdown
                                           Professional- Do not try this at home!

Friday, December 1, 2017

It's not too late to be a Foster Angel!

Its not too late!

We love to see those bicycles!

Two weeks remain before the deadline for gifts and there are still tags on the tree to choose from. And don't be daunted by teen requests!  
Most of them just want a gift card and nothing could be easier!  

The last day to bring in gifts is Dec. 14th, so please come by and choose a tag! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Once again, we don't want our Non-fiction readers to think we've forgotten them. Here is a list of some of our new titles just in:

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wished You'd Had by T. J. Zager

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theory by Robert Hahn

All the World's Primates by Rowe, Myers and Goodall

Protestants:The Faith that made the Modern World by Alec Ryrie 

End of Days: An Encyclopedia of the Apocalypse in World Religion
by Wendell G. Johnson, ed.

Ants Among the Elephants: 
an Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
by Sujatha Gidla

Death in the Air: the true story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog 
and the strangling of a city by Kate W. Dawson 

Drunks and American History by Christopher M. Finan

Suzanne's Children, a Daring Rescue in Nazi Germany by Anne Nelson

The Makeup Artist Handbook by Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall

The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec by Mary Ellen Miller

Destroying a Nation, The Civil War in Syria by Nikolaos Van Dam

True Gentlemen, The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities by John Hechinger

Muslims and the Making of America by Amir Hussain

Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949 by David Cesarani

New in Fiction:
The Lease Book Collection is provided by the 
generosity of the Brandon SGA

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Mind Game by Iris Johansen

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Killing Season: A Thriller by Faye Kellerman

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor 

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Typhoon Fury: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

End Game by David Baldacci

Monday, November 13, 2017

Foster Angel Tree

The Foster Angel Tree is Up!

Awww come on, Laurie!  It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! I know but there are less than six weeks of shopping before the pick up deadline of December 14th. And, of course, we have to make sure to take everyone can take advantage of the post-Thanksgiving sales! You can take one tag, or more than one.  Buy one gift, or more than one gift. Buy toys they want, or clothing needs.  Or both. (We noted one request for a "Live Hamster."  It's tempting, but please, no!)

Some of the children in the Foster system are able to go back with their parents, but most are not.  If they’re lucky they stay in one home throughout their time in foster care. But most are moved around.  Most of the volunteers in this program are Foster Parents and many of those adopt the children they care for, despite having children of their own. Our contribution at this time of year helps make all this a bit easier. Daily necessities are priority, Christmas presents are a luxury we can make possible. Why is this important? Because it’s your money going directly to a child and insures a better holiday season, right here in Hillsborough County.

Thank you, 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Fiction TItles

New Best Seller titles are in! Have a look for your favorite authors 
or stop by the BLRC and browse the collection!

The Lease Book collection is made possible by the
HCC Brandon SGA

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution by Bernie Sanders

This Fight is our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren

The Cuban Affair: A Novel by Nelson DeMille