May 25, 2007

Library Closed

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:40 pm by librarygirl

This is just a reminder that the library will be closed Monday, May 28, 2007. And hopefully where ever it is that you work will be closed as well. So enjoy your Memorial Day, eat lots of barbecue, get your first sunburn of the summer and have an all around great day.

We will see you back here, bright and early the next day, at 9 am.

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May 22, 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Posted in New Books at 8:15 pm by librarygirl

The critically acclaimed author of The Kite Runner, has just release a new novel.  A Thousand Splendid Suns is a fictional story that gives insight into the history of Afganistan. You can read more about this book from the USA Today. Or you can check out a copy of the book at the library today.

Though I haven’t read it myself, I have heard from a reliable source that The Kite Runner is a wonderful book. So lets hope Khaled Hosseini’s next book is just as good. What do you think, did you like The Kite Runner? Do you even want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns?

May 16, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 2:23 am by librarygirl

Adult Fiction: 

Bad Luck and Trouble: a Jack Reacher novel

By Lee Child

Black Ice

By Linda Hall

Sunrise

By Karen Kingsbury

Lone Creek

By Neil McMahon

The Man from Stone Creek

By Linda Lael Miller

Body Surfing

By Anita Shreve

Adult Non-Fiction:

Windows Vista Inside Out

By Ed Bott

Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

By Robert Dallek

Crazies to the left of me, wimps to the right

By Bernard Goldberg

Where have all the leaders gone?

By Lee Iacocca

May 15, 2007

Don’t Spoil Harry

Posted in Harry Potter at 8:31 pm by librarygirl

As the release of the final Harry Potter draws near, the possibility for spoilers to surface becomes much more likely. According to the USA Today, J.K. Rowling is pleading with fans not to leak any clues to the much anticipated plot. Apparently fans have already begun sending spoiler information to Harry Potter fansites.

First, I want to know how they got their hands on an unpublished version of the book? I mean for a Potter fan, that is need to know information. And second, I want to know how it ends. The anticipation is killing me. But like 99 percent of the population, I am just going to have to wait until July. (sigh)

What about you? Are you willing to hide in a deep dark hole away from spoilers and wait to read the ending for yourself or do you want someone to go ahead and put you out of your misery?

The continuation of Harry Potter

Posted in Harry Potter at 12:26 am by librarygirl

Well it seems that J.K. Rowling suffers from the same affliction that has taken hold of all Harry Potter fans. She just can’t seem to get enough of Harry and his magical world. According to Cinematical, the author’s agent has confirmed rumors that she may write a companion book to the Harry Potter series. This book would possibly give background information and a history of the magical world Rowling’s created. You can read more about this here.

So what do you think, would this be an exciting edition to the Harry Potter legacy or last-gasp action to try and keep Potter fans interested? Tell us your opinion.

May 14, 2007

Nebula Award Winner Announced

Posted in Nebula Awards at 10:33 pm by librarygirl

Here is a message for all you Sci-fi lovers out there, me being one of them. The winner of the SFWA Nebula Award was announced over the weekend. (drum roll please)

And the winner for best novel goes to Seeker by Jack McDevitt.

I have personally not read this book. But now I think I better, you just can’t pass up a good Sci-fi. If you would like to read the book as well, you can pick it up at the library today.

Do you agree with the SFWA’s choice? Or do you think a different book was more deserving of the award? Leave us a comment and tell us your thoughts.

May 10, 2007

Blatant Library Plug

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:26 am by librarygirl

Ok dear reader, if you’re reading this blog you mostly likely frequent the library quite often and therefore have no need of the information I am about to share with you. Still, I think it is something that needs to be shared. The blog, Personal Finance Advice, has written an excellent post on the many uses and often overlooked perks of using the library. Every idea and service discussed, is offered at our library. Take a look at the article. It may show you a side of the library that you weren’t aware of.

May 9, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 3:06 am by librarygirl

Adult Fiction:

Simple Genius

By David Baldacci

Laced: a Regan Reilly Mystery

By Carol Higgins Clark 

Broken Trail

By Alan Geoffrion

The Dead Room

By Heather Graham

All Together Dead

By Charlaine Harris

The 6th Target

By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The River Knows

By Amanda Quick

Myspace at the Library

Posted in Myspace at 2:48 am by librarygirl

Like thousands of public libraries all over the nation, this summer we will begin the ever popular summer reading program. The theme this year is basically a “mystery”. No, I’m serious, it’s a who-dun-it theme. And in keeping with that theme we have created a crime scene at the library, complete with chalk outlines and police tape (not as easy to get as you might think).

The story goes like this:

Sadly, all staff members working at the library last Friday died quite mysteriously. The only clues we have are seven strange pictures scattered on the floor near the bodies. To solve this mystery we need the help of the teens who frequent the library. Follow the clues and if you think you’vr solved the mystery of our untimely demise go to our myspace account and tell us the answer. If you get it right, you get a prize.

Here is the link to our myspace account: www.myspace.com/prattvillelibrary

So if you know any teenagers or if you are a teenager come by the library checkout out the clues and help us solve the mystery.

Not interested in the mystery? Checkout our Myspace account anyway. The pictures of our dead bodies will give you a chuckle.

May 2, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 3:18 am by librarygirl

Adult Fiction:

Simply Magic

By Mary Balough

Boomsday

By Christopher Buckley

The Woods

By Harlan Coben

Sleeping with Strangers

By Eric Jerome Dickey

The Land of Mango Sunsets

By Dorothea Benton Frank

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

By Mohsin Hamid

What the Dead Know

By Laura Lippman

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

By Alexander McCall Smith

Scavenger

By David Morrell

Obsession

By Karen Robards

The Candy Shop

By Kiki Swinson

Adult Non-Fiction:

How Doctors Think

By Jerome E. Groopman

The Laws of Thinking: 20 Secret to Using the Devine Power of Your Mind To Manifest Prosperity

By Bernard Jordan

Silence of the Songbirds

By Bridget Joan Stutchbury

Adult Biography:

The Hardcore Diaries

By Mick Foley

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