Books Blog

November is National Picture Book Month!

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

It’s November, which means that readers and children’s book lovers around the country are celebrating National Picture Book Month. It is a celebration of print picture books, but it is also an international initiative to promote literacy and reading. Here at the library, we decided to celebrate by sharing some of our favorite picture books and why we love them.

Did You Miss This?

Did You Miss This?

If you browse the book stacks at the Central Library, chances are you'll spy a "Did you miss this?" bookmark. With so many books to choose from, these flagged titles may be the next read you're looking for. So go ahead, browse and take a title home today. You might even discover a new, favorite read!

Note: The Library's online catalog provides enhanced title and summary/review information when available. Discover these features by clicking the hyperlinks below.

Book Discovery: IMDb

Image from Prince of the Universe Wordpress Blog June 2013

The Internet Movie database or IMDb is a key discovery tool for movies, t.v. shows and even soundtracks! If you are a star-struck fan or riveted by closing credits (you know who you are), IMDb is a 24/7 information wonderland. 

Masquerade

Detail of Masquerade

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda talks about a book of unique portrait photographs created by artist Saul Steinberg and photographer 

The Making of a Comic Masterpiece: A Confederacy of Dunces

"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."

--Jonathan Swift, epigraph from Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting

Books Not Meant to be Read: PhotoGrids

PhotoGrids Sidewalk Chalk

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda talks about an artist book by Sol LeWitt:

PHOTOGRIDS

Share your review of PhotoGrids​ by posting in the comments below!

Plaza Voices: Como aprender español

Map of Spanish-speaking countries.

Desiree S. of Barnum Branch Library writes:

The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea: Second Book of 5th Wave Series

Byers Branch Library Recommends: 

Big Library Read - Anatomy of a Misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit

The newest installment of the Big Library Read officially kicks off this week, giving you an opportunity to join the world’s largest “global eBook club.” For the next two weeks, October 13 - October 28, 2014, you can read or listen to Anatomy of a Misfit by best-selling author Andrea Portes without any wait lists or holds.

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

Much e-ink has been spilled--rightfully so--about the brave new world we live online. Targeted advertising, data breaches, the NSA; it’s easy to grow overwhelmed by the potential dangers of sharing personal information electronically. Practically everything we do on our phones and computers is tracked, often in an effort to sell us something or gain some upper hand (financially, politically, socially, etc.). Consequentially, there is now an unprecedented amount of detailed data about us that's ripe for the parsing.

Syndicate content