There’s been lots of movement on the lists this week! Find this week’s bestsellers at the library. There are two ways to get your hands on a title; place a request and wait for it, or try your luck and check the new title shelves the next time you come in!
Painter Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912. Before he became famous for his abstract “action paintings” in the late 1940s, he studied art with Missouri-born artist Thomas Hart Benton in New York. Pollock’s early paintings of people and landscapes are so much different from his later Abstract Expressionist work that it’s hard to believe the same artist painted them.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by former Kansas City Star writer Candice Millard.
First off, this isn’t a novel about zombies, despite the deceptive title. What if the current pop-culture obsession with “brains” took a different turn? What if professional football declined, and professional trivia teams took their place, complete with overpaid players, competitive coaches, tabloid media, player infighting, rookies under pressure and all of the other fabulous […]
As part of The Big Read 2013, “Bean There, Read That” will discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is one of my absolute favorite books and I remember reading it in high school and just hating it. It is probably because I skimmed it to make room for other homework and maintaining […]
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales is a collection of interwoven short stories where each story relates and flows into other stories creating a continuous storyline but from different perspectives. These stories are gothic but not graphic, disturbing but not frightening, and they are also haunting and clever. Some of the characters include a cabaret singer whose heart is outside her body…
Find this week’s bestsellers at the library. There are two ways to get your hands on a title; place a request and wait for it, or try your luck and check the new title shelves the next time you come in!
Find out what ereaders Diana and Kathy own and why they love reading on them. They love to talk about books, so we asked them, what’s on your ereader. Find out how the library can help select you an ereader and get reading.
It’s 1963 which was less than twenty years after World War II, but former members of the Third Reich are being murdered in Ireland with three killings in less than two weeks. The government is concerned that there will be more killings so Albert Ryan in intelligence is assigned to the case, and soon Ryan is in contact with Colonel Otto Skorzeny who has been given a threatening note from the killer or killers. Skorzeny is a wealthy, dangerous…
In David J’s Place we have many non-superhero graphic novels for your enjoyment. I know you already know that, but it’s good to be reminded every now and then. For the most part, these graphic novels tell stories of love, loss and hope that are common to other media like movies and traditional novels. Yet […]
Roughing It by Mark Twain (1872) is a semi-autobiographical account of his six years traveling in the West, including Nevada and San Francisco. Twain’s satiric humor and imagination freely inspire his memory of these adventures. Discuss at the library on Monday, February 11, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.