The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) by Thomas Hardy opens with a shocking act: a man sells his wife and child at a country fair in rustic England. In time, the man becomes successful and respected, but his shameful past makes this a tragic novel. Discuss at the library on Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
Just in time for Christmas! Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (31:31) discussion with a variety of guests about what they read in December. Get inspired with great holiday reads and share your recommendations with us!
Fold some paper into presents this Christmas! Find holiday origami patterns, recommended library books, and make a gift-card holder with step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions.
Once you’ve read the Hunger Games, what do you read next? Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a brief (41:44) discussion with Miranda about the popularity of this series and some of the similar books that came before it. Learn more about these books that relate back all the way back to the Roman Gladitorial matches, and continue to be popular today. Share your recommendations with us!
Great American Smokeout is a special day from the American Cancer Society to encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day. Find smoking cessation resources at the library in the Health Information Neighborhood at call number 613.85.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865) creates a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The characters are familiar; the logic and literary nonsense are highly influential to other genres. Discuss at the library on Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C