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Monday, September 15, 2014

Staff Picks: What We Read This Summer - Part 1

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Looking for something new to read?  Here's a list of the best books we read this summer.  

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Allyson G.) Mia is in a car accident that lands her in a coma. She has to decide if she wants to live or die. Keeps you guessing until the very end.

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (Gerry B.) Awesome in-depth perspective of one of history's greatest leaders. Just AWESOME!

The "Prey" Series by John Sandford (Cary H.) Just found this - new to me - loved by many, Great crime series to start!

Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet told you, How Do You Know It's True? by Charles Seife (Zach H.) A look into the many hoaxes and scams that are found on the internet and how to spot them.

Gemini: a novel by Carol Cassella (Joyce D.) It looked like a single doctor/patient story - it wasn't!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Meet the Staff: Samantha O.

Posted by: Samantha O.

How long have you worked at the library? 2 months

How many items do you have checked out now? 3

How many items are on your hold list? 0

What book can you read again and again without losing interest? Why do you still read it?
I can always re-read My Guy by Sarah Weeks. I just love how fun and genuine it is, and it's an easy read that always puts me in a good mood.

If you were a literary character, who would you be and why?

I have always looked up to Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events. I admired her knack for inventing things and also how she and her siblings took care of each other as much as they could.

What is your favorite book format?

I like the convenience that comes with my kindle e-reader, however, I prefer reading actual books whenever possible.

What is your favorite aspect of working at the library?

I don't have to make time to go to the library because now I work here and am here all the time!

What is your guilty reading pleasure?

The Captain Underpants books and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

What books do you feel guilty for no having read?

I have always regretted not finishing the Warriors series by Erin Hunter

If you were stranded on a desert island, what single genre of books would you want with you?

Definitely fantasy. I love stories like the Chronicles of Narnia and Peter and the Starcatchers that filled with magic and adventure and those sorts of things.

What was your favorite children's book when you were a child? 

When I was growing up my favorite books were the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Staff Picks: What We Watched This Summer - Part 1

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Looking for something new to watch? We've put together a list of our favorite movies and TV series that we watched on DVD this summer.  Try something new today!

Saving Mr. Banks (Katherine R.) I liked this movie a lot more than I thought I would. The acting is superb and the characters come alive. I will never watch Mary Poppins the same way again now that I know so much more about the background.

Long Way Round (Jill S.) Fun to watch! I learned about different cultures and landscapes in Asia as they traveled.

The Returned (Alana T.) A fantastic French miniseries about a small town in which the dead return home. No zombies - tons of atmosphere and tension.

House of Cards (Joanie S.) Too real, it makes me feel sad. But I liked it anyway.

About Time (Susan C.) Wonderful story about the ability to time travel and how one family lives with this gift. Great lead actor!