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  • Celebrate shark week with these resources
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Growing up in a landlocked state, I never really worried about sharks…now, alligators are another story but that’s for another time, anyhoo for those of us who wonder what would really happen if a tornado was filled with deadly sharks (this is tornado alley after all!) and who find the deadly toothy grin of a great white fascinating…“SHARK WEEK” is upon us and we have to prepare! I’ve included books, ebooks, audiobooks, dvds and streaming videos!

  • Posted on: Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Ready Player One
    Posted on: Friday, March 30, 2018

    It's been five years since Ready Player One swept through the book world, and the movie is landing this weekend. Virtual reality, gaming geekery, and 80's pop culture combined to make this book an instant classic for science fiction fans.

  • historical female pilot standing in front of a vintage airplane
    Posted on: Friday, March 16, 2018

    I discovered historical fiction in the first grade. I picked out The Witch of Blackbird Pond from my school library because it sounded spooky—I’ve always been a little Wednesday Addams at heart—but I came to find out it wasn’t the pointy hats and broomsticks kind of witch, but rather the Puritans and witch trials kind. I was fascinated. And appalled. And I instantly had to tell everyone I knew about this horrifying time in our nation’s past.

  • Book shelves with industrial lighting
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    Librarians are misunderstood creatures. We see ourselves as warriors: defenders of information, crusaders against censorship, guardians of knowledge! Most everyone else sees us as old maids who wear cardigans and shush people. When I first told people I was going to library school, I got scoffs and sneers, “What do they teach you, how to alphabetize?”

  • hoopla image - man in a short suit listening to an audiobook in the park
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    If you like to listen to audio books, try Metropolitan Library System’s hoopla Digital, where there is never any waiting for the book you choose. You can download 6 items per month, ending on the last day of the month and resetting on the first of each month. All you need is your library card number, and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep them for 3 weeks. I downloaded them using the hoopla app on my android phone. If you don’t have a particular title or author in mind, try browsing some of the fun categories such as “happier family road trips,” “best of hoopla 2017,” or “celebrity readers.”

  • Gandolf the Grey lego
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    It was recently announced that there will be a prequel TV series for the Lord of the Rings. Some people are saying that this is going to be the next cult TV sensation. We all know that Tolkien helped pioneer the fantasy genre, but when it comes to TV, Game of Thrones is the original. With the final season airing in 2019 and then spin-off series already in the works, it is highly unlikely anyone can compete with the juggernaut that is Game of Thrones. What do you think? Is the Lord of the Rings fandom big enough to make the new series an instant success or do you think that Game of Thrones is unstoppable? No matter which side you fall on, we all have a long wait before either show puts out new content.

  • girl in yellow coat reading an hoopla ebook
    Posted on: Friday, January 05, 2018

    Have you heard the hubbub about hoopla? One of the newest additions to the Metropolitan Library System family, hoopla is your one-stop-shop for everything digital! From audiobooks to movies, hoopla has it all, and you get six free downloads each month, thanks to your library card.

    Not sure where to start? Check out some of these popular eBooks, and explore all that hoopla has to offer.

  • individual reading a book in a park
    Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Practically all my life, I’ve carried a book with me at all times. I read everywhere. I scoff at people who say they “don’t have time to read.” Oh yeah? What do you do in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, in line at the supermarket, on breaks at work, and at stoplights? For the true reader, there is ALWAYS time to read.

  • Golden Globes yard signs
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    The Golden Globe nominations are out, and the winners will be announced January 7th. As usual, there are many literary adaptations for us to explore, beginning with two films in the “best motion picture” categories.

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