Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Got Your Holiday Reading List Ready?

Oh good! Now you can effectively compare it to The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011 list! Some we've been hearing about since January, but oddly enough, there are a few on here that haven't been released yet. Peculiar, no?

At any rate, if you want help grabbing a copy of some of these titles, give the Reference Desk a call and we'll be glad to help you out!

Monday, November 21, 2011

National Book Awards -- The Whole Shabang Online

Did you miss the National Book Awards? (I'm assuming my invitation is lost in the mail.) But check this out: for the first time in history, the National Book Awards were broadcast live on the internet and the digital film is still available for viewing.

Watch the National Book Awards ceremony here!

Almost like being there, eh? You know, in case your invitation was lost in the mail, too...

To Be Seen At Herrick....

Hey Everybody!

If you haven't dropped in to the library lately, it's time to stop in and visit! Our newest holiday installation has arrived and is ready for all to see!

We're pretty proud of it, and while the picture is cool, it's nothing compared to the real thing.

Come see us soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Attention Reading Groups

The latest Book Group to Go bag is Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South in search of a better life.

622 pages, nonfiction

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From Page to Screen -- My Week With Marilyn

On my list of Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie is this: My Week With Marilyn.

It caught my attention several months ago, and I promptly forgot about it, but now that the trailer has resurfaced, well, it's time to get cracking.

I mean, how could you resist this? It's Marilyn Monroe, with a smaller role for Emma Watson, formerly of Harry Potter fame and Judi Dench! It got a warm reception at the New York Film Festival, and will be available for the rest of us on November 23. So, read fast!

From Page to Screen -- The Hunger Games

Okay, it's true: some of us really do live under rocks. I have a nice cozy little moss-lined spot that I've been so busy redecorating, I didn't even realize that a new trailer for The Hunger Games was released earlier this week.

In case you've been preoccupied as well....

Anyone else as curious as I am yet? Happy Hungering--you only have to wait until March 23 to see the rest!