Document Scanning Apps

 If you need to scan some documents but don’t have a computer with a scanner, there still might be a way: your smart phone. Any phone or tablet can be made into a scanner using these free apps. They easily create PDFs of your documents for you to share or save.

fastscanFast Scanner
(available on iOS and Android)


geniusscanGenius Scan
(available on iOS and Android)


tinyscanTiny Scanner
(available on iOS and Android)

turboscanTurboscan
(available on iOS and Android)


Have other items you’d like to scan? Come to any of the Scan Your Stuff programs at the library this fall. Slides, film negatives, pictures – you’ll be able to scan them all. No registration is required. Dates below:

Central Library – Saturday, September 10 from 10am-12pm
Gordon Avenue – Monday, September 26 from 6-8pm
Greene County Library – Tuesday, October 11 from 6-8pm
Louisa County Library – Monday, October 17 from 5:30-7:30pm
Nelson Memorial Library – Saturday, October 29 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Crozet Library – Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30pm

New Craft Books

Build your crafting muscles with these new books.
beautifulBeautiful Paper Cutting edited by Lark Crafts –  Easily make stunning and whimsical paper projects. allModa All-Stars All in a Row compiled by Lissa Alexander – Quilt to your heart’s content with the projects in this book.
mollieMollie Makes Paper Craft  edited by Lara Wilson  – Practice origami, scrapbooking, cardmaking, and stamping with help from this book. supercraftSupercraft by Sophie Pester – Learn how to make a wide variety of crafts and sewing projects with this book.

“It’s a great art, is rowing. It’s the finest art there is. It’s a symphony of motion.”

boysintheboatBrown Baggers met on August 18 to discuss the nonfiction book The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown. This story follows the experience of the 1936 Olympic champion eight-man rowing team, especially rower Joe Rantz. While readers enjoyed the story of underdogs winning it all some felt it was too long and included too many extraneous details. Those who disagreed felt Brown was able to write a book that read like a novel, and found those extra tidbits of information useful – especially when unfamiliar with the world of competitive rowing. In that instance it helped them look at crew differently and understand just why it is so difficult as well as why it was as popular as it was at that time. What impressed readers the most was the resilience of the main characters, who had to overcome many disadvantages just to compete, let alone win. Readers appreciated the more personalized account of growing up in the depression that Joe’s story presented although they did find it heartbreaking. It was a fitting read heading into the 2016 Summer Olympics which had plenty of against the odds stories as well.

More Information
American Experience Boys of ’36 film
Author interview
Author book reading video

Suggested Books
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
In The Garden of  Beasts by Erik Larsen
Nazi Games by David Clay Large
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Brown Baggers will meet again on September 15 at noon to discuss King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov.