Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Science Fiction lands at your local library

Bookmarks Magazine recently commented that "science fiction has never really broken away from its cliched reputation: only young men consigned to their parents' basements read the stuff.

That's a shame, because the genre has unrivaled power. It's not bound by the semirigid structures of good-guy-versus-bad-guy crime fiction. It's not even curtailed by reality: science fiction novels are some of the most flexible and adroit in addressing ideas, philosophy, culture, emotions, and people. They are strong on action and adventure, too -- and packaged with pop-culture savvy and an ear for the good hook.

If you don't think science fiction has enough reality for you -- if you don't think it's applicable to your life -- try out a few" of our newest SF additions:

The Peace War by Vernor Vinge
The New Space Opera edited by Gardner Dozois
The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Halting State by Charles Stross
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

Monday, August 18, 2008

New books in large print!

Stop by any of our libraries to check out these great new titles --
all in large print!

Adam by Ted Dekker
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Dear to Me by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Horsemaster's Daughter by Susan Wiggs
Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann
The Memory of Water by Karen White
My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer
The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer
Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter
The Wedding Machine by Beth Webb Hart

and more!!

(and remember -- a blue dot on the spine means it's a large print book!)

Friday, August 08, 2008

Too hot to ---

It's too hot to go walking, too hot for cooking, too hot for . . . well, just about anything! So find yourself a good, air-conditioned spot and relax with one of our new films:

The Great Debaters
The Namesake
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Malcolm X
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
I Could Never Be Your Woman

And remember -- you can keep up to date with a glance. Look for the lists of new fiction, new DVDs, new CDs, and new audio books just to the right of your screen!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Have you been swept up in the Twilight Saga? Eagerly awaiting the final installment in Stephenie Meyer's vampire series? Counting down the days until you could learn what happens to Bella, Edward, and Jacob?

Well -- wait no more!

Breaking Dawn, the final installment of the Twilight Saga, is now available from your local library!

(And if you haven't yet tried the series everyone's talking about -- come by and check out Twilight, the first book in the series)

See what Stephenie Meyer has to say about the series: