April 27, 2007

Library eNewsletter

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:53 pm by librarygirl

Our library has just launched our first ever electronic newsletter. It’s set to come out each quarter and will include articles by the director, information from each library department, a calendar of events, and any other need-to-know information about the library. There’s even a section by your’s truely. If you’d like to start receiving a copy in your email click here and sign-up. Or you can go to our website, click library newsletters and sign-up there.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it!

If you have any comments about our newsletter, please drop us a line. We love feedback!

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Book that defines the Century

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:33 pm by librarygirl

This is interesting. Guardian Unlimited, based in the UK, has announced a contest that decides which book defines the 20th century. They have compiled a list of 50 books and anyone can vote on their favorite. The last day to vote is May 25 and the winner will be announced June 2nd. I am curious to see what book the UK picks. (via)

When the winner is announced, I’ll be sure to post it. Until then, we can only hope that Bridget Jones Diary will be the book that defines the 20th century.

Do you see a favorite book on the list, or maybe a book you think the list is missing or could do without? Let’s hear about it, leave a comment.

April 25, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 2:25 am by librarygirl

Adult Fiction:

Heyday

By Kurt Anderson

White Night: A Novel of the Dresden Files

By Jim Butcher

Burning Bright

By Tracy Chevalier

I Heard That Song Before

By Mary Higgins Clark

The Night Journal

By Elizabeth Crook

The Book of Air and Shadows

By Michael Gruber

For A Few Demons More

By Kim Harrison

The Alibi Man

By Tami Hoag

Absolute Fear

By Lisa Jackson

Obsession: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

To Crush the Moon

By Wil McCarthy

McKettrick’s Heart

Linda Lael Miller

McKettrick’s Pride

By Linda Lael Miller

Miss Julia Strikes Back

By Ann B. Ross

The Post-Birthday World

By Lionel Shriver

Daddy’s Girl

By Lisa Scottoline 

Hunters’ Moon

By Randy Wayne White

Adult Non-Fiction:

The New American Story

By Bill Bradley

Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know…and Doesn’t

By Stephen R. Prothero

The Fiber35 Diet

By Brenda Watson

Spur Award Winner

Posted in Spur Awards at 1:31 am by librarygirl

The Western Writers of America just announced that The Night Journal by Elizabeth Crook was voted the 2006 Spur Award Winner for Best Long Novel. Come pick it up at the library today.

April 17, 2007

The Road Wins the Pulitzer

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:37 pm by librarygirl

Well it’s official, The Road by Cormac McCarthy has won the Pulitzer. It seems like a great year for the camera shy author. As you already know, The Road was also chosen by Oprah to be part of her book club. If you haven’t read the book, it sounds like you need to (myself included).

Check it out at the library today.

Harry Potter Websites, A History

Posted in Harry Potter at 2:02 am by librarygirl

In an interesting article by the USA Today, it discussed the creation and development of fansites devoted to Harry Potter. According to the article, a website I have visited often, www.Mugglenet.com, was created in 1999 by a 12 year old boy. He created the website when the Harry Potter series was only beginning to make waves. It was interesting to read how the sites have developed and really changed their creator’s lives. If you’d like to read the article click here.

April 12, 2007

Drop Everything and Read…

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:33 pm by librarygirl

Here is something I didn’t know, today is National Drop Everthing and Read Day. That makes today the perfect time to pick up that book you’ve been dying to read; I’m sure it’s available at the library.

So go ahead drop everything (even breakables) and read.

New Books

Posted in New Books at 12:50 am by librarygirl

Adult Fiction: 

Puss n’ Cahoots

By Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown

Queen of Broken Hearts

By Cassandra King

Farthing

By Jo Walton

Innocent Traitor

By Alison Weir

Fresh Disasters

By Stuart Woods

Adult Non-Fiction:

Go Put Your Strengths to Work

By Marcus Buckingham

Infidel

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Jesus Family Tomb

By Simcha Jacobovici 

Reading Judas

By Elaine H. Pagels 

In an Instant

By Lee and Bob Woodruff

April 11, 2007

SFWA Nebula Award Nominees

Posted in Nebula Awards at 12:23 am by librarygirl

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have recently released the nominees for the Nebula Award. The Novel finalists are:

The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner

Seeker by Jack Devitt

The Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford

Farthing by Jo Walton

From the Files of the Time Rangers by Richard Bowes

To Crush the Moon by Wil McCarthy

The winner won’t be announced until May so that gives you plenty of time to read all the nominees and decide for yourself who the winner should be. Once you make your decision be sure to leave us a comment let know which one it is…

April 3, 2007

Heart-shaped Box…the Film

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:10 pm by librarygirl

If you haven’t read Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill, you may want to. According to Cinematical the book is in the works to become a movie. I haven’t read the book yet but it sounds like I need to; especially since I just found out that Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. I don’t know how I missed that tidbit of info.

You can read more about the upcoming film here. And you can pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Do you think this book is good enough to be a film, leave a comment and tell us what you think.

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