Beth Krippel's blog

Come Midnight...

Midnight is on the mind this season of new books in Fantasy and Science Fiction.  HCPL has Towers at Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, the next in the Wheel of Time series, on order.  Put a hold on your copy today! 

Terry Pratchett was not left out with his I Shall Wear Midnight that came out in September, look for a copy to join the HCPL catalog soon.

Other new releases include:

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Atascocita Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club

Bring your lunch to Atascocita Branch Library and laugh along with everyone else discussing Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There on September 9 at 1 PM.

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Who Ruled SF during the Summer?

In the months of June, July, and August, the libraries get even busier than usual.  Our customers get busy reading more, too, but do you know what SF we read most during those months?  Looks like a lot of us, including myself, decided to spend time with Harry -- Harry Dresden.  Changes took the top spot.  The title entered the library system in April, but he was still going strong in the summer.  Guess we just can't get enough of Harry.  And I have to say, this one has to be one of my favorite of the Dresden Files books.   Do you have a favorite Dresden Files book?...

Craft Club, August 17, 7 PM!

Join us at Atascocita on Tuesday, August 17 at 7 PM to recycle those soup and veggie cans into unique and practical pencil/pen holders. All supplies are provided but are limited. Be one of those who learn this fast and easy craft!

Please sign up to attend either online at www.hcpl.net through the Events Calendar, or in the library at the front desk.

This craft program is intended for ages 18 and over.

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Fantastical History

Alternate History, Steampunk, Historical Fantasy (Fantastical History?) and many more subgenres all do something very similar: they take what was and give new possibilities or mystic reasons why.  I just finished reading Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, and the fantasy elements were so light touched as to feel more like a new telling of a very old myth.  It was also great to see some fresh fantasy going into other cultures than European based.&nbs...

Craft Club: Polymer Clay Open Studio

July 20 at 7 PM, Atascocita be hosting an open studio night working with polymer clay.  Mold old-world pendants, anime-style cupcakes, or anything else you can envision.

Supplies are provided, however the amount is limited.  Please register so we can have enough supplies for all who wish to attend!

 (photo © lunarpersuasion. Flickr.com)

 

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Tor Tempts (or Taunts) your reading tastebuds

I first came to know Sanderson's writing through his Mistborn Trilogy, and from that I had no further trepidation of his picking up the Wheel of Time series books from the late Robert Jordan.  Now Tor.com is offering up the first three chapters of Brandon Sanderson's book in his new series, The Way of Kings (book one...

Lunch 'n' Lit, June 10, 1 PM: Appaloosa

Atascocita Branch Library Book Club, Lunch 'n' Lit, discusses rough and tumble western Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker on June 10 at 1:00 PM.  Bring your lunch and your thoughts on this book turned popular movie.

 

(c) Photo by bunchofpants
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