Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's The End of the World (We Thought) As We Know It

We thought the world would come to an end, but since it didn't, check out these awesome post Apocalyptic and dystopian reads!  Appropriate for both teens and adults. 

Enclave by Ann Aguirre
 Deuce gets her name when she is declared Huntress and protector of College, the enclave where the survivors of "the second holocaust" dwell. They live in abandoned subway tunnels, never venturing Topside; the stories of aboveground dangers are enough to keep everyone below. Deuce and her partner, the enigmatic Fade, bring news of the destruction of enclave Nassau by the mutant cannibal Freaks and are banished Topside for their trouble.

The Death Cure by James Dashner
 In this final book in the series, Thomas and his friends learn that the World in Catastrophe, Killzone Experiment Department (WICKED) wants to devise a blueprint for a cure for the lethal Flare disease by analyzing their brain patterns. Although Thomas knows that he was partially responsible for the creation of the Maze, a brutal experiment that forces its subject to undergo trials and tribulations, he no longer thinks the end justifies the means—even if the goal is to save mankind.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
In the near future, genetic engineering has given a single generation freedom from all physical ills and a long life, but something claims the lives of successive generations as women reach 20 and men reach 25. Many of the first generation and their offspring are fabulously wealthy, but the rest of the population struggles for a living. Rhine Ellery is 16 when she is kidnapped from Manhattan and selected as a bride for Linden Ashby, along with 18-year-old Jenna and 13-year-old Cecily.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
In Kagawa's postapocalyptic dystopia, vampires reign. Allison Sekemoto, 17, and her unregistered gang live in the shabby Fringe of New Covington while vampires rule the Inner City with their human pets, drinking blood donated by their Registered subjects. Unregistered humans roam without meal tickets or the Prince's protection, prone to arbitrary violence and starvation. In an act of desperation, Allie and her friends venture into the rabid-infested ruins surrounding the city in search of ancient, abandoned food hoards.

Delirium by Oliver Lauren
In this gripping dystopian novel set in a future Portland, ME, everyone is safe, unhappiness can be cured, and the freedoms we take for granted have been relinquished in the name of "security" and "the common good." There is no risk and no pain, or at least there won't be for 17-year-old Lena Haloway and her outspoken friend, Hana, once they turn 18.  Strong characters, a vivid portrait of the lives of teens in a repressive society.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
 In a future Chicago, the population is divided into five factions—Abnegation, Candor, Dauntless, Erudite, and Amity—each of which believes its opposite is the root of human evil. Sixteen-year-olds are tested for aptitude and must choose whether to remain in their birth faction or select another. They are aided in this selection by a simulation in which their decisions indicate which faction best suits them. Occasionally, though, the simulation indicates multiple choices. These individuals, known as Divergents, are perceived as threats by leaders who want members to behave and think in specific ways. Fans of Collins, dystopias, and strong female characters will love this novel.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rest and Relaxation

Here we are, at the end of one year and the beginning of another. We somehow survived the holidays and the so called "end of the world" on December 21, 2012.  January is right around the corner, which means a lot of people will be making their New Year's resolutions: usually to exercise, to eat healthier and to give up smoking.
All of that is well and good, but we can also think about just trying to have a less hectic life, especially after the holidays.  What's not to like about taking the time to put our feet up and enjoying a good cup of tea with left-over Christmas cookies, and reading a good book or watching a movie.

The classics are always a good option to revisit.  Who doesn't like Jane Austen? You can read her books then watch the movies: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility,  and Emma.

Another great title is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This book was made into a movie in 1933 with Katharine Hepburn, in 1949 with June Allyson and in 1994 with Winona Ryder - all as Amy March.

More recently, there is a book written by Deborah Moggach that was originally published in 2004 under the title These Foolish Things. It was subsequently changed to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and made into a movie in 2012, starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

So go ahead and check these movies/ books out from the Library, enjoy them all in the comfort of your home and hopefully feel better!

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's Summer Somewhere....

December 21 (aside from the Mayan Apocalypse!) marks the first day of Winter - in our hemisphere anyway. However in the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the first day of Summer. Here are some books that take place in these lucky countries where Summer is just starting:

Turing's Delirium by Edmundo Paz Soldan
A thriller follows the leader of a group of computer hackers who oppose the government and the big corporations, the founder of the government's code-breaking unit, and a government agent who fears he works for the wrong side.

By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño
In a deathbed confession, Father Urrutia, a Jesual priest and conservative literary critic, shares his memories of his work with agents of Opus Dei and his secret job of instructing Pinochet about Marxism to the Chilean junta generals can understand their enemy. Original..


The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer
A love affair between a wealthy South African woman and an Arab illegal alien challenges their notions of race, class, and citizenship.
(South Africa)

Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
Rendered a confidant and supportive friend for her willingness to listen to her neighbors in genocide-stricken Rwanda, baker Angel Tungaraza provides decadent confections and transforming counsel to a series of troubled customers.

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.

Frangipani by Celestine Hitiura Vaite
In Tahiti, it's a well-known fact that women are wisest, mothers know best, and Materena Mahi knows best of all--or so everyone except for her own daughter thinks. Soon enough, mother and daughter are engaged in a tug-of-war that tests the bonds of their love.


The White Mary by Kira Salak
War reporter Marika Vecera learns that her long-time hero, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert Lewis, has committed suicide and sets out to write his biography, only to hear rumors that he may still be alive in Papua New Guinea.
(Papua New Guinea)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Glenviewings: The Eccentrics

A new Glenviewings film series kicks off Friday, December 21st with the heartwarming comedy of manners The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel screening at 2:00 and 6:30. This winter's Glenviewings film series is called The Eccentrics and features films with unconventional characters and ensemble casts. On January 18 we'll take a look at one my favorite films of year, Wes Anderson's well-regarded Moonrise Kingdom. We'll finish the series on February 15 with the endearing black-comedy Bernie starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughy. Please consider joining us--all films screen at 2:00 and 6:30 in the Community Room.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Forthcoming Fiction for January

Here are some titles coming out this January. You can reserve these by going to our Online Catalog, or by calling the Reader Services Desk at 847-729-7500 x7600

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
1356: Go with God, But Fight Like The Devil by Bernard Cornwell
Suspect by Robert Crais
The Alpine Xanadu: An Emma Lord Mystery by Mary Daheim
The Husband List by Janet Evanovich
Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton
Unnatural Habits: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood
Blood Money by James Grippando
Stakeout: a Stanley Hastings Mystery by Parnell Hall
Arsenic and Old Puzzles: A Puzzle Lady Mystery by Parnell Hall
Shadow Woman by Linda Howard
Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
Dead Aim by Joe R. Lansdale
Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer
Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates
Private Berlin by James Patterson
The Bughouse Affair by Bill Pronzini
Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin
Watching the Dark: an Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson
The Blood Gospel by James Rollins
Die Easy: A Charlie Fox Thriller by Zoe Sharp
Until The End of Time by Danielle Steel
Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
Habits of the House by Fay Weldon
Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods

Monday, December 10, 2012

Put a little cool in your Christmas!

No matter how many renditions I hear of my favorite Christmas carols, I never tire of them, even Cee-lo Green has a new Christmas CD.  He teams up with Rod Stewart for a version of Merry Christmas, Baby. From Winter Wonderland and Run, Run Rudolph, to The Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night, this Elvis and Bing-free list, will put some rhythm in your Christmas this year.

James Taylor at Christmas
Christmas in the Sand by Colbie Caillat
A Very Merry Perri Christmas by Christina Perri
Joy by Jewel
Glee the Music, The Christmas Album Music
Cheers, It's Christmas by Blake Shelton
Cee Lo's Magic Moment
Merry Christmas II You by Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas, Baby by Rod Stewart
Under the Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Best-of-the-Year Book Lists!

Ok. I'll admit it. I’m a bit obsessed with all these end-of-year, best-of-year book lists. When December rolls around and these lists start rolling in...I’m very happy. These book lists are great resources for gift-giving or for just finding the next good book to read. They often come in quite handy when seeking ideas for a book discussion group.
The New York Times just released their "100 Notable Books of 2012" and their "10 Best Books of 2012". Amazon has their "Top 100 Picks for 2012". The library journals are starting to release their own lists. Kirkus Reviews "Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25" is here. Publisher's Weekly best fiction titles of the year are here. If you’re even more list-obsessed than I am, take a look at the mother-of-all-book-lists over on the largehearted boy blog. There, David Gutowski compiles the "Best of 2012" Book Lists, a list of ALL the online best books lists of the year. What a resource for the list-obsessed! Perusing this list of lists can keep one busy for hours!
Of course I can hardly resist listing a couple of my own personal favorites from 2012. Two of my favorite books happened to be written for young adults. If you are an "older" adult, don't let that "young adult" designation dissuade you from trying one of these excellent titles.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Wein tells an incredible story of friendship between two extraordinary young women--one British, one Scottish--who are brought together by World War II and become fast friends. One becomes a flyer, the other a spy and together they make a "sensational team". The spy parachutes from a plane, but is captured in Nazi-occupied France. Part One is her written "confession" to her Nazi interrogator. Part Two tells another's tale. Just the right amount of humor allows the reader to make it through the heartbreaking parts of the narration.

I finished this book then IMMEDIATELY went back to the beginning and read it again. The plot is intricate. While reading Part Two I realized that I should have been paying MUCH closer attention in Part One. Part One contains clues (lots of foreshadowing) and connections that help to complete the story, and I gasped (literally) when I "got" it all.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. When a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

I am not alone among those who are fans of this wonderful book. Below are just of few of the many accolades this book has received.
A blend of melancholy, sweet, philosophical, and funny. Green shows us true love…and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach.” -New York Times Book Review
“A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy…it will linger long and hard in the minds of teens and former teens.” -USA Today

“Green writes books for young adults, but his voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. The Fault in Our Stars proves that the hype surrounding Green is not overblown.” -NPR

Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 Kennedy Center Honors

December 2, 2012

Born July 30, 1936, in Lettsworth, Louisina

A six-time Grammy winner,  Buddy Guy pioneered the blues, working alongside Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson to name a few.  According to Eric Clapton, "By far without a doubt the best guitar player alive."

Actor and director
Born August 8, 1937, in Los Angeles, California

Dustin Hoffman is one of most versatile actors of any generation.  He has played such roles a 121-year-old Native American about to die, a young divorced parent, a Washington Post reporter going after the Watergate cover-up story, plus Captain Hook and the voice of Shifu in the Kung Fu Panda films.  He states, "I grew up thinking a movie star had to be like Rock Hudson or Tab Hunter, certainly nobody in any way like me."

Comedian and television host
Born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana

David Letterman is one of the most influential personalities and producers in the history of late=night television for more than 25 years.  In 1992, he received the Peabody Award for taking "one of TV's most conventional and least inventive forms...and infusing it with freshness and imagination."  In 1981, he won two Daytime Emmy Awards as writer and host for his first show.  Late Night with David Letterman premiered on NBC.

Ballerina, choreographer, teacher
Born November 21, 1940, in Leningrad, U.S.S.R.

Natalia Makarova left her native Russia in 1970 and debuted in the title role of "Giselle" with the American Ballet Theatre.  She has "ignited the stages of the world's greatest ballet companies and continues to pass the torch to the next generation of dancers."

Led Zeppelin, heavy-metal pioneer, who's members are all in their 60s, "transformed the sound of rock-and-roll with their lyricism and innovative song structures."  They combined rock-and-roll, British folk music, American blues, and english skiffle, heavyweight guitar riffs.

John Paul Jones
Rock bassist and keyboardist, composer and producer
Born January 3, 1946, in Sidcup, Kent, England

Jimmy Page
Rock guitarist, composer and producer
Born January 9, 1944, in Heston, Middlesex, England

Robert Plant
Rock singer, composer and producer
Born August 20, 1948, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Films - Make Mine A Comedy, Please!

Forget the stresses of Christmas shopping and other preparations in the run up to the coming holiday, if only just for a few hours. There is nothing like a good Christmas-themed comedy movie to get you back into the festive spirit. Relax and recharge with these classic Christmas comedies:

Four Christmases
This fairly recent movie follows a nonchalant couple as they must spend the holidays with their families.  The quirks of each of the four sets of parents and the mishaps at each of their homes are hilarious.  This Christmas comedy is perfect for any adult who faces the holidays with a certain amount of dread.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

A Christmas Story
Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good 'ol Santa Claus himself.

Will Ferrell as Buddy makes this movie a must-see at the holidays. Stashed with Santa from an early age, Buddy travels to New York to find his real father.  The mere idea of a happy Elf in New York is funny enough, but Ferrell's acting brings an extra set of laughs.

Home Alone
An 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars.

The Family Man
A comedy movie with a heart wrenching touch, in this film Nicholas Cage learns what his life would have been like if he'd made a different decision years ago.  The story of a man trying to fit into a world with children is one hilarious plot.

Christmas With the Kranks
Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.  It is based on the novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Deck the Halls
This holiday comedy is centered around two neighbors in a small New England town who go to war when one of them decides to decorate his house with a so many Christmas lights that they are visible from space. The neighborhood is turned upside down as the families try to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Surviving Christmas
Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, Drew wants to revisit his old childhood home and possibly relive some old holiday memories. But when he arrives, he finds that the house in which he was raised is no longer the home in which he grew up. Inhabited by another family, Drew offers a nice financial reward that has the family ringing. But is Drew's generous cash offer only the beginning of an annoying visitor who's a little too overeager to celebrate Christmas?

Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Which was better, the movie or the book?

Just in time for the holiday season, there are several movies based on books that are, or will be, making the rounds at your local theater.

Lincoln, based on the book Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president.

Anna Karenina based on the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
A classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.

Les Miserables based on the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.

Cloud Atlas based on the book Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Many characters live out their lives from 1850 to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii and eventually their disparate lives intertwine.

The Hobbit: an unexpected journey based on the book The Hobbit, Or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Life of Pi based on the book Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.

On the Road based on the book On the Road by Jack Kerouac
On the Road is a thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lover, and fellow travelers.

The Silver Linings Playbook based on the book The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
This brilliantly written debut novel is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Native American Authors

Native Americans are proud of their heritage and culture. Their history was perserved through oral traditions for generations. With the beginning of writing to their culture, storytellers began to preserve these stories with the written word and now they can share their stories with all us.

Sherman Alexie
War Dances

Louise Erdrich
The round house
The plague of doves

Linda Hogan
Solar storms
People of the whale

N. Scott Momaday
House made of dawn
The ancient child

Susan Power
The Grass Dancer

James Welch
The heartsong of Charging Elk
Killing Custer

Martin Cruz Smith
Gorky park
Three stations

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Entertaining Fiction

Over the next few months, you may be giving a dinner party or attending one, or maybe a more casual get-together will be your choice.  But whatever form it takes for you, the entertaining season is frequently fraught with family problems, disasters in the kitchen or occasionally (in the literary world) murder and mayhem.  Here are a few books centered around food and eating that will get you in the mood for the holidays (except the murder part, of course!).

The Dinner Party by Howard Fast.
Ordinary events evolve into an intricate interplay of power and passion, idealism and ambition, when a prominent senator and his wife, their two college-age children, the wife's parents, and two key administration officials and their wives gather for dinner.

Dolce Agonia by Nancy Huston.
On a snowy Thanksgiving evening in a small college town, poet Sean Farrell hosts a dinner party and through each guest discovers something profound about his life.

The Banquet Bug by Geling Yan.
An unemployed Chinese factory worker, Dan Dong masquerades as a journalist in order to gain invitations to free state-sponsored, gourmet banquets, but, in his guise, he is drawn into the middle of a conspiracy and scandal that leads from the depths of society to the highest levels of Chinese government.

Entertaining Disasters by Nancy Spiller.
An unnamed freelance writer for the LA glossy Food Writer undergoes a panic-stricken week before she must host the exclusive dinner party that she has actually invented in her columns.

There But For The by Ali Smith.
When Miles Garth locks himself in an upstairs room during a dinner party and communicates only through notes slipped under the door, his involuntary hosts beg help from childhood friend Anna, who is unwittingly thrust into the family's surreal world.

Symposium by Muriel Spark.
As the guests assemble at American painter Hurley Reed's London dinner party, they wonder about the lateness of Hilda Damien, who at the moment is being murdered. By the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Mysteries

As the saying goes – ‘Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.’

If all the togetherness and shopping frenzy leaves you out of sorts this week, try to relax, hang out (or maybe just hide!) with a Thanksgiving themed mystery. And watch out for that extra piece of pumpkin pie.

The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun

A Killer Crop by Shelia Connolly

A Catered Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis

Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet

Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbes

Monday, November 12, 2012

Forthcoming Fiction for December

Here are some titles coming out this December. You can reserve these by going to our Online Catalog, or by calling the Reader Services Desk at 847-729-7500 x7600.
Luck of the Draw by Piers Anthony
Nano by Robin Cook
Dying on the Vine by Aaron Elkins
And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris
Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding
The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler
Empire and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin
Private London by James Patterson
Two Graves by Douglas Preston
Found Guilty at Five by Ann Purser
Shiver by Karen Robards
Unnatural Wastage by Betty Rowlands
All Fall Down by Harry Turtledove
The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

At Your Library

1930 Glenview Road...the address is the same, the building is not. It has been two years since we opened the doors to this new library. Since then, many patrons, young and old have passed through these doors. Since then, many, many books,  movies, audio books, toys and other materials have been checked in and out.

Such a joy to see the little ones holding their father's hand on their way to Storytime, and then leave clutching books as if they were prizes won. Mothers helping their mothers look for audio books or Large Type books. Teens learning how to make things or how to cook or to volunteer their time.

There are public computers and meeting rooms that can be used;  ongoing workshops on how to download eBooks; movies to watch on the 3rd Friday of the month and monthly book discussions.

In November, come to the Library to listen to various lectures given by a docent from the Lyric Opera of Chicago or to be entertained as you listen to sound clips from some of radio's best known mystery and horror programs.

The Glenview Library has become the place to be truly is a place that educates, enriches, inspires and entertains....from the youngest to the oldest.

Monday, November 5, 2012

December Abounds With Teen Holiday Festivities

Any teen looking for something fun to do to prepare for the holidays should make sure to check out what the Glenview Public Library has to offer in December. 

On Saturday, December 1st, join us for the first-ever Craft Bonanza!  Enjoy working on craft projects at the Library over the past year?  Ever wonder what happened to some of the extra materials?  They will be on hand for you and your friends to make new and exciting gifts for the holiday season on this date only!  From 2-4PM, drop by the Youth Services Program Room to see what kinds of treasures have been left behind for your own personal creation.  Idea sheets will be on hand to give you some help, and YouTube videos of different demonstrations will be playing in the background.  Come solo or bring a group for a fun afternoon of craft-making while sipping hot chocolate, listening to holiday music, and enjoying some light refreshments. 

Want to focus your creative juices on chocolate?  Don't miss out on our Chocolate Dipped Creations program on Saturday, December 8th from 12-1PM.  Kelli McDonald, Foods Teacher at GBS, will be on hand to assist teens who will have a chance to dip oreos, rice crispy treats, and other tasty treats in melted chocolate.  Makes a cute gift, or something special for yourself.  All chocolate, sprinkles, bags and treats will be provided. 

Both programs are open to teens ages 13-18 years old.  Registration for Chocolate Dipped Creations can be done by calling 847-729-7500, or going to the Library's website and click on Calendar and Events.  No registration required for Craft Bonanza. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

eReader Technology Fair

Please join us this Saturday, November 3rd in the Community Room for our first (annual?) eReader Technology Fair. Are you trying to decide which eReader is best for you? Do you already have an eReader and you'd like to learn more about the Library's downloadable services? Just drop in Saturday from 10:00 - 2:00 and talk to Glenview Library StaffAbt Electronics (Glenview) and Barnes & Noble (Old Orchard) for an opportunity to learn about the latest in eReaders and other mobile devices. Find out more about the Library's MyMediaMall service and view demonstrations on downloading eBooks to a Barnes & Noble Nook, an Amazon Kindle, an iPad and other tablets and mobile devices.

It's a perfect time to learn more about eReader's and other devices that are sure to be popular holiday items. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Good in Any Language!

Originally I was going to compile a list of good reads in Spanish, that the library owns, but I didn't want to exclude any readers, so here is a list of titles that we have in both languages.  So go ahead and pick one, they are great in any language.

Carlos Fuentes
Happy Families
Barbara Kingsolver
Pigs In Heaven
Cerdos en el cielo
Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao
Sandra Cisneros
The House On Mango Street
La casa en Mango Street
Isabel Allende
Daughter Of Fortune
Hija de la fortuna
John Grisham
The Associate
 El asociado
Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Las cinco personas que encontrarás en el cielo
Carlos Ruíz Zafón
The Shadow of the Wind
La sombra del viento

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Forthcoming Fiction for November

Here are some titles coming out this November. You can reserve these by going to our Online Catalog, or by calling the Reader Services Desk at 847-729-7500 x7600.

The Forgotten by David Baldacci
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Cold Days: a novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Fox Tracks by Rita Mae Brown
The Legend of Broken by Caleb Carr
Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins
The Black Box by Michael Connelly
Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
The Last Man by Vince Flynn
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
A Season of Angels by Thomas Kinkade
Crown of Vengeance by Mercedes Lakey
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
An Instrument of Slaughter by Edward Marston
The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle
The Prodigal Son by Colleen McCullough
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Looking for Yesterday by Marcia Muller
Dear Life: stories by Alice Munro
Cat Bearing Gifts by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson
Femme: A Nameless Detective Novella by Bill Pronzini