RA Programs, reader's advisory, Slideshows

Book Lover’s Day 2017 Wrap Up

September 21st was Book Lover’s Day 2017!  This is our annual program to share books that we as a department have loved over the past year, give away raffles of popular books, and have a pleasant luncheon while enjoying fiction.

We had a full house this year; every seat was filled!

If you were unable to join us, or want a refresher on what books were spoken about, below you will find the slide show from Book Lover’s Day 2017 as well as an alphabetical book list by author of the titles presented.  Click on any of the titles in the book list to see them in our catalog.

Please feel free to ask questions or reserve a book via the comments!

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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Speculative Fiction)

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Nostalgic Adventure)

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (Romance Fiction)

Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper (Mystery)

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney (Psychological Suspense)

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (Mythological Non-Fiction)

The Dry by Jane Harper (Mystery)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Literary Fiction)

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson (Domestic Fiction)

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan (Suspense/ Thriller)

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (Historical Fiction)

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Historical Fiction

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond (Suspense/Thriller)

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (Domestic Fiction)

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much by Mark Shaw (Biography/True Crime)

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Movies

The Oscars!

Last night the 89th annual Academy Awards took place.  It was an exciting ceremony with many deserving winners.

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The winners currently in our collection include:
Arrival (Best Sound Editing)
Hacksaw Ridge (Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing)
The Jungle Book
(Best Visual Effects)
Manchester by the Sea
(Best Actor – Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay)
Moonlight
(Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Best Adapted Screenplay)
Suicide Squad (Best Makeup and Hairstyling)
Zootopia (Best Animated Feature)

Other winners include:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Best Costume Design, scheduled to release on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 28th)
Fences (Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis, scheduled to release on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 17th)
La La Land
(Best Actress – Emma Stone, Best Cinematography, Best Directing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Production Design)
O.J.: Made in America (Best Documentary Feature)
The Salesman (Best Foreign Language Film)
The White Helmets
(Best Documentary Short)

Displays, Slideshows

February Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of February, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“You Had Me At…” located on the left book cube, is a display of fiction with intriguing first lines.  Much like our “Blind Date with a Book” of the past, this display showcases the book’s first line instead of the cover of the book to entice readers.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

“Escape to the Sun!” located on the center book cube, is a display of fiction, music, and DVDs with summer themes.  No matter the genre, if you’re looking for books that will transport you from the chill and gloom, look no further.

“A Change is Gonna Come: Honoring Black History Month,” located on the CD display cube, is music from African-American artists throughout the ages.  From Scott Joplin and ragtime to Jay-Z and rap, come sample the various eras of African-American music.

“Don’t Judge a Romance by its Cover,” located on our corner display, is a wide selection of romantic fiction.

The fiction film wall has Oscar winning films of the past, to get you in the mood for the ceremony on Feb. 26th.  The nonfiction film wall, “That’s Amore,” features documentaries on romantic locations and more for Valentine’s Day.

Our Teen display this month is “Heart vs. Break,” romances and relationship fiction geared toward a teen audience.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

January Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of January, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Library Reads,” located on the left book cube, is a “Best of” display for 2016.  These books were picked by librarians as the best loved reads of the year.  If you can’t grab a list from the display, you can visit http://libraryreads.org/favorite-favorites-2016-libraryreads/.

“A Blizzard of Books,” located on the center book cube, is a display of fiction with winter themes.  No matter the genre, if you’re looking for books that match the season, look no further.

“The Best Music of 2016,” located on the CD display cube, is music from this year that has been consistently popular, or that merits a listen.  Come check out some tunes you may have missed!

“Best Books of 2016,” located on our corner display, are selections from the GoodReads Choice Awards for 2016, including winners and nominees.  Every year this list is voted on by readers, for readers.  If you want more information, take home a bookmark or visit https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2016.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction and nonfiction film walls are about a fresh start in the new year.  Fiction focuses on uplifting films that will warm your heart and give you some laughs, and nonfiction focuses on improving your mind, body, and outlook.

Our Teen display this month is “Chill Out with a Good Book,” suggested reads for the winter season.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

October Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of October, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Holiday Pot Luck,” located on the left book cube, is fiction based around all the year’s holidays, with a side focused on the upcoming holiday of Halloween.

“Sarcasm,” located on the center book cube, are books that have that most misunderstood of sensibilities.  The accompanying bookmarks (which are free to take home) define it this way: sarcasm /särˌkazem/ noun – the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

“Guitar Greats,” and “We’re More than Just Music,” located on the CD display cube, is music focused on guitar performance.  Also located on one side of the CD display cube is “I Fall to Pieces,” music focusing on the upcoming holiday of Halloween.

“Halloween,” located on our corner display, is books in the horror genre.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!  This display until recently was “Epicurean Mysteries,” cozy mysteries centered around food and recipes.

The fiction film wall contains “Halloween Horror,” movies to frighten and delight on Halloween.  The nonfiction film wall is “October is National Adopt-a-Pet Month,” which features documentaries, how-tos, and films about cats, dogs, and other adoptable kinds of pets.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, Slideshows

September Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of September, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Honor Those Who Serve: First Responders Appreciation Day,” located on the left book cube, is focuses on first responders in all types of media.  Police, firefighters, search and rescue teams, EMTs and paramedics and more, all are featured.  First Responders Appreciation Day is on September 27th.

“Murder and Mayhem in the Middle Ages,” located on the center book cube, is fiction and DVDs set in medieval times.  Medieval mysteries abound; give one a try!

“We’re #1!,” located on the CD display cube, is chart-topping music and greatest hits.

“Spotlight On: Hispanic Heritage Month,” located on our corner display, are books written by Hispanic authors or focusing on the Hispanic experience throughout history.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction film wall contains “Movies So Bad They’re Good,” movies that were nominated for the prestigious Golden Raspberry awards.  The nonfiction film wall is “Make the Most of Yourself,” which features self-help, exercise, and other life-improving DVDs.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading Continues!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots,” located on the left book cube, is a wide selections of family dramas and fiction about family relationships.  Check one out to enjoy some (dys)functional families!

“The Game of Life,” located on the center book cube, are titles having to do with each stage of one’s life.  Starting a career, marriage, having a family and retirement are all featured through fiction.

“Spin the Bottle,” located on the CD display cube, is music of all eras.

Our corner display will be rotating through Trivial Pursuit categories every few weeks. Currently it is books related to Arts and Literature.

The film walls feature “Bingo,” films that begin with the letters BINGO, and “Big Bang Theory,” nonfiction films featuring the big universe of science.

All summer long, our new book display and staff (and patron) suggestions display are transformed into “Chance” and “Community Chest.”

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading continues!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Battleship,” located on the left book cube, is a salute to naval transport of all kinds, from sailing ships captained by Horatio Hornblower to spaceships from the far future.

“Clue,” located on the center book cube, is mystery fiction.  Many of the titles selected are stand-alones, so don’t worry if you don’t usually do series mysteries!

“Kick the Can,” located on the CD display cube, is country music of all eras.

Our corner display will be rotating through Trivial Pursuit categories every few weeks. Currently it is books related to History, and previously was Entertainment.

The film walls feature “Pinochle,” classic feature films, and “Monopoly,” nonfiction films about our financial world.

All summer long, our new book display and staff (and patron) suggestions display are transformed into “Chance” and “Community Chest.”

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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