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, 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
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:11
It's St. Valentine's Day again. Beautiful flowers. Sweet chocolates. Don't forget the moving love stories that make us laugh and cry. Read a story and share with your loved ones on this special day.
The choice by Nicholas Sparks
Resisting romantic commitments while enjoying a life of boating, swimming, and barbecues, Travis Parker is unable to deny his attraction to new neighbor Gabby Holland, a defensive woman whose long-time boyfriend further challenges Travis' growing feelings.Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:20
Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was one of the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.He enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
Esther Summerson is the ward of Mr. Jarndyce whose case in Chancery Court seems to have no end.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 10:16
Comedian and author Paula Poundstone once said,"It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have . . . sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed."
In this Library Lovers' Month, let's grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the stories of how librarians and their friends help the community. Don't forget to come visit your hometown librarians.
Wonderland Creek by Lynn N. Austin
When her boyfriend dumps her and she loses her job during the Great Depression, librarian Alice Grace Ripley agrees to help out in the library of the tiny town of Acorn, Kentucky, where she finds more than she ever imagined.Add a comment
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