Monday, July 14, 2014

Watching HBO's The Leftovers? Check out the Book!

Cover image for The leftoversAfter a string of recent hits with Game of Thrones, True Blood, and True Detective, HBO is back at it again with their newest drama, The Leftovers.

The scripted series, which stars Justin Theroux, chronicles the lives of the inhabitants of a small New York town in the years following the mysterious disappearance of 2% of the world's population.

Intrigued? Be sure to check out the 2011 book of the same name that was the basis for the show, written by Tom Perrotta. Find copies in your library here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Judy Blume is Back!

Hey Judy Blume fans!

The "Queen of YA" is back, this time with a new novel in the works for adults. The so-far untitled book, which is due out sometime next year, will be her first for adults since 1998's Summer Sisters.

Want to know more about this mysterious new publication? Check out the Washington Post article here.

Ready to check out some of her older titles? Find them in the new online catalog!

McDonald, Soraya Nadia. "Judy Blume is writing her first new book in more than 10 years." Washington Post. 26 June 2014. Web. 26 June 2014.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

TED Talk: Stephen Burt on Why We Need Poetry

Check out this TED talk to see why poetry critic Stephen Burt thinks poetry is an integral part of life.

Want to watch more? Visit

Burt, S. (2013, June). Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry [Video file]. Retrieved from need_poetry

Friday, May 30, 2014

Get Ready for the Funny with Amy Poehler's "Yes Please"

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This week on the Today Show, funny lady Amy Poehler announced that she will be making her first step into the publishing world, with her upcoming book Yes Please.

The comedian and Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock alum will give her readers advice on many of life's tough subjects.

Interested? Be sure to check out a copy from your library when the book is released by Del Street Books this October.

Want an early peek at the book's cover? Watch the reveal over at the Today Show website.

Premiere Of NBC's "Parks & Recreation". Photographer.Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 28 May 2014.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

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The literary world is sad to see Dr. Maya Angelou go. The poet, author, activist, and public speaker has passed away at the age of 86.

Have a look at some of Dr. Angelou's greatest pieces below, and check them out from your library.

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