The PLS book selectors highlight new books each month on a given theme. Give them a quick look -- perhaps you'll find something of interest.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 12:02
April 1st is almost here, and you know what that means! It's time to tape paper fish to your friends, throw flour at them, and eat your meals backward! Well, those are some European traditions, anyway. Around here, we celebrate April Fool's Day with some harmless pranks.
Your hometown libraries have adorable and educational books you can use to celebrate April Fool's with your family... No fooling!
It might be April Fools' Day, but Punxsutawney Phyllis knows that winter isn't over yet. Her infallible instincts tell her that a blizzard is brewing. Too bad no one will believe her. Luckily Phyllis uses a combination of common sense and uncommon abilities to lead the April Fools' Day treasure hunters back to safety when the storm comes on quickly. Once again Phylis gets the last laugh in this buoyant holiday tale.
It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandpa is fixing breakfast for his visiting grandkids. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose!
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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:48
In Cape May, New Jersey the whole town is celebrating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The weekend of March 16-18 is dedicated to all things Holmes. We too can spend the weekend surrounded in mystery and intrigue with some modern mysteries found at your hometown library.
Dead and gone by Charlaine Harris
In Bon Temps, Louisiana, a race of unhuman beings--older, more powerful and far more secretive than vampires or werewolves-- is preparing for war. And Sookie Stackhouse will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle as she investigates the murder of a were-panther.Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 16 March 2012 15:28
One year has passed since the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The following books show the strength of the human spirit in the face of life changing disasters. In addition to the fictional stories, we suggest sharing some of the non-fiction books listed with your children to learn how to protect you and your family in similar disasters.
After the Quake : Stories by Haruki Murakami
A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 13:05
Do you have some old computer or parts that you want to get rid of? Here are some recycling ideas of transforming the useless parts into fun crafts for anyone who would like to celebrate this year’s Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, with your hometown library.
1. Turn old computer circuits into keychains. Find the computer RAM and attach it to a keychain closure and chain. You can also cut other circuit parts. Make sure file them carefully to make sure there are no sharp edges.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2012 12:30
The 84th Academy Awards are on Sunday, February 26th. Do you know that many of the Oscar-winning films are based on books? It is often said that the book is always better than the movie, so let's take a look at some of the books that inspired past Oscar-winning films.
The accidental billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.Add a comment
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