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Essence Magazine's 40 Summer Picks

Essence Magazine posted their 40 Summer Books, a list of titles "that have captured and shaped the experiences of African-Americans" in honor of their 40th Anniversary. Listed below are the top five. Visit here for the full list.

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

Stay Connected with HCPL

Many of you know the hype about Facebook and Twitter and there are good reasons why the social networks are so popular! If you are a Facebooker or Tweeter, consider following us. Not only will you show your support for the library, you'll also be able to keep up with library news such as

Nifty Website: Ransom Note Generator

Thanks to a favorite blog of mine, Man Made DIY, I learned about Ransom Note Generator. This generator is a basic site that allows you to enter in a phrase and will generate your phrase with random letters! So if you're ever interested in making a ransom note or send a creative note to show off your techy skills, use this site!

Your Pathway to Knowledge

Also, Man Made DIY is an interesting site to follow for tutorials on neat and unique crafts. They also post about inspirational sources, neat videos, and products. Some tutorials are simple, others are complex; but this site has never ceased to entertain (and educate) me!

 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Be Creative with BeFunky

A major perk of the internet is the wealth of sites that offer tools that you can use at no cost! For folks who have photographs that are a bit on the drab side or would like to play with, consider BeFunky, a website that allows you to add artistic elements to your photographs.

If making your photos cool(er) isn't enough, BeFunky recently added editing tools! Here are a couple samples I used with BeFunky's Photo Effects on a black & white photo I took in Denton, TX.

Here is the original: 

Denton BW

Pinhole Effect:

Happy Anniversary Superman!

Superman: the Complete HistoryJune 1st marks the 72nd anniversary of Superman's debut! For over 70 years, the "Man of Steel" has entertained America and is considered a superhero pioneer.

Scott Pilgrim VS. The World

It's no wonder that the Scott Pilgrim series is showing up on the New York Times' Bestseller list for graphic novels; it will be in theaters this summer!!!

I am beating myself up a bit for not knowing about this sooner, especially with my teensy crush on Michael Cera but its better late than never, right? 

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

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