June 29, 2013 | madame librarian
May We Suggest?
This blog provides customized book recommendations to our patrons. To get your own, just fill out the May We Suggest form and you can expect results within 10 days. You can also like May We Suggest on facebook.
June 25, 2013 | Brad B.
June 24, 2013 | madame librarian
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
A free man of color by Barbara Hambly
A test of wills by Charles Todd
Crocodile on the sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Hawkwood: a Regency crime thriller by James McGee
Murphy's law: a Molly Murphy mystery by Rhys Bowen
June 20, 2013 | Didi
June 20, 2013 | obrienbc
Eight men out: the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof
Shoeless Joe [sound recording] by W.P. Kinsella
Friday night lights: a town, a team, and a dream by H.G. Bissinger
Hoop dreams: a true story of hardship & triumph by Ben Joravsky; introduction by Charles Barkley
June 19, 2013 | Ellen
If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud, try some of these suggestions:
Stuff white people like: the definitive guide to the unique taste of millions by Christian Lander
Eat less cottage cheese and more ice cream: thoughts on life by from Erma Bombeck ; illustrations by Lynn Chang
June 19, 2013 | gladdenk
Check out one of these food-related films and earn a Chow Down badge:
1. Big night [videodisc] by Rysher Entertainment presents a Timpano production:
Determined to drum up business and foil his Little Italy rival, Secondo concocts a rumor that bandleader Louis Prima will dine at his restaurant that very night, sending chef Primo into a frenzy. Will it be the finest night of his career, or will it be a financial disaster? Will Louis Prima actually come to dine? With wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, it's worth viewing this film just to see the dinner's masterpiece timpano.
June 18, 2013 | madame librarian
The Americans: the national experience by Daniel J. Boorstin
The photograph and the American dream, 1840-1940 by Foreword, William Jefferson Clinton ; American notes, Charles Dickens; essays, Stephen White and Andreas Blühm
Eyes of the nation: a visual history of the United States by Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; with Alan Brinkley
Witness to America: an illustrated documentary history of the United States from the Revolution to today by Stephen Ambrose & Douglas Brinkley, [editors]
June 18, 2013 | hathawaym
Do you love comics? Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd the Ann Arbor District Library invites you to a totally free event: Kids Read Comics! Learn, draw, meet cartoonists! Can't make it to KRC? Check out these great graphic works by some of KRC's featured artists:
Zita the spacegirl. book one, Far from home by Ben Hatke
Hercules: the twelve labors by story by Paul Storrie ; pencils by Steve Kurth ; inks by Barbara Schulz
Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green]
Giants beware! by written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre ; colors by John Novak, Matthew Schenk
June 18, 2013 | hathawaym
Why do we love zombies? They're smelly, they're slow (most of the time), and they bite. But...zombie stories also celebrate our humanity. These stories aren't about the end of the world, they're about survival in the face of devastating tragedy.
Feed by Mira Grant
The walking dead: rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Zombies vs. unicorns by Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black
Warm bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry