EXECUTION OF A QUEEN

Marie AntoinetteOn October 16, 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette of France was executed during the French Revolution. She was only 37 years old. But her life was one to go down in history where she would be regarded, wrongfully, as one of the greatest villainous monarchs of France. Although her actions during the final days of the crown may have been grossly exaggerated, many books and even a movie have been produced retelling the final years of royal rule in France.

Alan Moore, Author/Artist

v for vendettaAs a writer, Alan Moore introduced many to a philosophical questioning of our surroundings and forced even the fair-minded to realize just how ramshackled our perceptions of society really are.

New Book Stand

Have you checked out our new book stand lately?  We've received some new titles this week!  If you like Science Fiction or Fantasy, we have the The Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction 60th Anniversary Anthology.  We also the Large Print editon of Emily Giffin's Love the One You're With.  Some of the other titles we received this week are William Bernhardt's Capitol Offense and Betsy Tobin's Ice Land.  So stop by and take a look at the new book stand and see what we have!

Cloudy With a Chance of Reading

Cloudy with a Chance of MeatbalsCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has remained the number one movie in America for the second weekend in a row. This book-inspired movie is a great read for children of all ages. For those who have not seen the movie yet, I invite you to check out the book from the Jacinto City Library children's collection.

141st Publication Anniversary of "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, September 30th, is the 141st publication anniversary of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  The book was originally published on September 30, 1868 and is about the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.  It was an immediate success and Ms. Alcott later wrote and second part to the story, Little Men.  The book is still popular today and has been made into films and plays.  Ask the Jacinto City Branch Library Staff about checking out a copy of this great classic!