Tuesday, April 1, 2014

National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by reading poems penned by your favorite writers, or delve into the carefully crafted words of someone new.

Check out some of our favorite poets and poetry books below, or see what else we have in the new online catalog.

Cover image for Selected poems
Selected Poems
by W. H. Auden

Cover image for The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou.
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Cover image for The dream keeper and other poems
by Langston Hughes

Cover image for Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein.

Cover image for Shout! : little poems that roar 
Shout! Little Poems that Roar
by Brod Bagert

Cover image for The poets' corner : the one and only poetry book for the whole family
The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book
for the Whole Family
By John Lithgow


Friday, March 28, 2014

New Gone With the Wind Sequel: Ruth’s Journey

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Hey Gone With the Wind fans!

Its time to get excited! According to the New York Times, the estate of Margaret Mitchell has authorized a new sequel to southern classic, to be titled Ruth's Journey.

The new book is set to be penned by Donald McCaig, author of the award-winning Civil War drama Jacob’s Ladder.

The book is set to follow the story of Mammy,
 who until now has been nameless. McCaig reintroduces her to readers as Ruth and lets us in on how she winds up at Tara.

Want to learn more? Check out this article in the New York Times, and be on the lookout for the book's arrival at your library!

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) - GABLE, CLARK; LEIGH, VIVIEN. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 28 Mar 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/144_1567078

Monday, March 17, 2014

Books at the Movies: Divergent (2014)

Cover image for DivergentDivergent--Veronica Roth (2011)

"In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all."

Are you a fan of young adult science fiction with a side of action and adventure? Did you enjoy The Hunger Games? If so, check out Divergent from your library before the movie version starring a host of familiar faces including Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, and Ashely Judd before it hits theaters this Friday, March 21st.

Find available copies or put one on hold in our new online catalog. If you like it, be sure to check out the other books in the trilogy before they hit the big screen too.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

So You Think You Know Libraries?

Hey you! Yeah, you!

Do you think you know libraries?

Test out your knowledge with The Guardian's daily quiz on libraries, available here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Oprah Winfrey Book Coming This Fall

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party - Arrivals
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Oprah fans, rejoice! The TV personality is returning to the book side of the publishing world with What I Know for Sure, out September 2nd.
The project, which will be the first release by Flatiron Books, is an adaptation of the column Winfrey writes for O, The Oprah Magazine each month.

Can't wait until September? Don't forget to check out O, The Oprah Magazine from your library. Find copies in the new online catalog.

Bosnman, Julie. "New Book From Oprah Winfrey Is ‘What I Know for Sure.’" The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 12 March 2014. Web. 13 March 2014.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party - Arrivals. Photography.Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 13 Mar 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_3809054