Elise S.'s blog

City of Masks by Daniel Hecht

City of MasksThis paranormal mystery is set in modern-day New Orleans, with flashbacks to the 1970s.  The Beaufortes have a beautiful home in the Garden District but the appearance of a malevolent spirit has driven Lila Beauforte nearly mad.  Though other family members are skeptical, Cree Black, a respected parapsychologist (“ghostbuster”) is brought in to untangle the mess and solve the mystery – turns out there is a murder to be solved as well.  This Southern gothic tale is first in a series by

Traveling Books

Here are some agreeable choices for those times when you find yourself confined to a small space with individuals of different ages and interests –- also known as road trips or family vacations: 

...

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

The Constant GardenerPlease join us on Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of John Le Carre's novel of suspense, The Constant Gardener.  Copies of the book are available at Baldwin Boettcher.  Summary:  The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle...

Listening Counts!

elephantRemember those items you check out that usually never leave your car, or the ones that have no weight, shape, or form, but come to life when you turn on your iPod or mp3 player?  Yes, these books in CD and eAudio format may slip your mind when you are adding titles to your summer reading log, but they deserve to be counted right along with your more traditional paper and ink titles.  Haven’t signed up yet for SRP?  Well, you have till August 10, but why miss out on any of the fun?  It only takes a moment to register, and you can do it online or at any HCPL branch.  This is a program for all ages, so ...

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Defending JacobPlease join us on Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of Defending Jacob, a top-notch legal thriller by William Landay.  Summary:  Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is blindsided when his teenage son, Jacob, is charged with murder.  Jacob insists he is innocent, and Andy believes him.  But as the tri...

The Jazz Age

The Great GatsbyA new film of The Great Gatsby will be released on May 10 and I can’t wait to see it.  The anticipation has me wanting to familiarize myself with the novel and the earlier movie versions, with

Listen to a poem...

The Voices of Love: Great Love Poems…and you may find yourself compelled to slow down and leave your worries behind for at least a brief moment.  And that may be exactly what you need to recharge and refresh your mind. 

If you want to see if this works for you, or if it's been a while (or years!) since you thought about poetry, you might try one of these collections of poetry on CD or audiofile:

...

Poetry Coffeehouse

National Poetry Month April 2013Did you know?  April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate we are turning the library meeting room into a coffeehouse for an evening.  Come read and/or listen to favorite poems, old and new, next Monday, April 15, 6:00 pm, and enjoy pastries and a cup of coffee or a cool glass of lemonade.  If you write poetry, please bring something of your own to share!  This program is for all ages.

...

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

The Bonesetter's DaughterJoin us for a discussion of The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, on Monday, May 13, 6:30 pm.  Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit -- the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.&...

From Russia with Love: Food and Faberge

Faberge EggsPlease join us on Monday, March 18, 6 pm, as we celebrate the cultural contributions of the Russian people.  First we’ll sample some traditional and new Russian recipes, and then we’ll make a Faberge egg greeting card.  You need bring only your appetite and your creativity.  This program is for all ages.   Need inspiration?

These books illustrate the beauty of the Faberge eggs:

...
Syndicate content