62 Days

 

The Great American Read is an eight-part documentary series on PBS that celebrates the power of reading. The series will examine 100 of America's best-loved novels, chosen through a national survey. The series kicks off with a two-hour episode on Tuesday May 22, at 8:00 pm and continues with one-hour episodes focused on different themes found in books on the list. The sixth and final episode, airing in October, will reveal the results of a nationwide vote to select America's best loved novel. The series will feature interviews with authors, celebrities, and regular people - book lovers of all stripes!  

 

All 100 books on the list are available - either on our shelves or via MeL. You may also ask a librarian for help finding any of the books on the list - we're happy to do so! 

 

Voting begins online at PBS.com and via social media   (#GreatReadPBS) with the premier on May 22nd and continues throughout the summer. Starting in the fall, viewers will also be able to vote via text messaging and by calling a toll-free number (which will be announced later). 

 

We hope you'll get involved in this national conversation about books and reading!

Follow the links below for additional information. 

Get the List: America's 100 Most-Loved Books

Quiz: How Many of the 100 Have You Read?

Preview the Show: Watch the Trailer 

Vote for the Most-Loved Book (starting 5/22): The Great American Read

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the "Oscars" of the comics world. Below is a taste from the long list of categories. Visit the San Diego Comic-Con International website for the complete list of nominees for each category. Check out the award winners at world renound Comic-Con in July.

"Face front, true believers!" - Stan Lee

Best Continuing Series

When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison

These graphic novels have inspired some of your favorite films and TV shows in the 21st century.

The death of Stalin by Fabien Nury

Currently in theaters starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor.

I kill giants by Joe Kelly
Also available in: e-book

Coming to DVD soon!

A Big Guy Took My Ball Book Cover

 

It's no secret that many easy readers feature great friendships. Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books delight readers of all ages, but if you're in need of something new after the humorous hijinks of Piggie and Gerald, look no further. These easy readers are a great place to find more fast friends.

Give one of the following books, authors, or series a try.

What is chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas

Duck's imagination gets the best of him when he asks his critter companions for help escaping a mysterious pursuer. Find more of Jan Thomas' simple and humorous style at J READER THO.

Maybe you want to read Sisters. Or maybe you love her work on The Baby-Sitters Club. Maybe you have no idea who Raina Telgemeier is, but you want a bright and fun graphic novel, and the ones your friends talk about are always checked out. Here is a list of Telgemeier's books (including alternative formats to check out), the popular titles that are just like Telgemeier, and some other suggestions for when those aren't available. Good luck, and happy reading.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Also available in: e-book

From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Also available in: e-book

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

 

Look through another's eyes with a book translated from another language. Scroll to the bottom for chapter books and teen fiction.

Picture Books

Over the ocean by Tarō Gomi

A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.

Dance Your Fanny Off

Dancing Children

Enjoy a half hour of tunes that will make you want to grab a dance partner and get on your feet. Intended particularly for caregivers with new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun together and build gross motor skills. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, June 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, July 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Wednesday, August 8 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Tuesday, August 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Learn more about your favorite people in sports, or find out about someone new. 

Laila Ali : champion boxer by Norman D Graubart

The daughter of famous boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali is a boxing icon in her own right. But she is also a television personality and an advocate for health and fitness for women. Learn all about this inspiring woman and her amazing life.

Describes the life and accomplishments of the professional baseball player, from his early career to World Series triumph with the Florida Marlins to winning Major League Baseball's triple crown.

Wings of Wonder Storytime

Monarch Butterfly

Families with young children looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for 45 minutes of storytime and playtime. Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the rear of the library so bring a blanket (in case of inclement weather storytime will be in the Community Room).

No registration is required. For more information about 62 Days of Summer ask at any information desk.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Wednesday, June 27 - 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Saturday, July 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Monday, July 16 - 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Thursday, July 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Wednesday, August 1 - 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Friday, August 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
Monday, August 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
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