More Quotes Taken From E. L. & I. C.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has a number of eccentric characters. The reader is given a glimpse into their lives and their views of the world, and through these characters the author, Jonathan Safran Foer, provides some interesting quotes. 

From the hard of hearing man who hasn’t left his apartment for twenty-four years, and who shouts everything: “So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!”  (pg. 153)

Hail the Mighty La Porte Bulldogs

With September comes football and this month's display is our homage to the hometown heroes and heroines of the gridiron. Displayed are three from the collection of La Porte yearbooks showing the football teams of 1939 and 1967 and the cheerleading squad of 1975. You can look through any of the yearbooks any time you are in the library. We do have some gaps in our collection. If you have yearbook from any of the following years , please consider donating it to the library: 1940-46, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1958, 1961,  and 1971.

EL & IC - Quotes

Clipart of quote symbols  from © 2012 Jupiterimages CorporationClipart of quote symbols - © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. The selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It has some good quotes.

The main character, Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old boy whose father died in 9/11, describes feeling low or sad as having “heavy boots.” He writes of the time after 9/11: “A few weeks after the worst day, I started writing lots of letters. I don’t know why, but it was one of the only things that made my boots lighter.” (pg. 11)

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Book Jacket of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close9/11 is an appropriate day to write about the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer.  As mentioned in last week’s blog, this is the selection for this year’s Gulf Coast Reads.  Our book discussion will be on Wednesday, October 17 from 10:30 – 11:30.

There are numerous lists on the Internet of discussion questions for the book. (Note: some of the discussion questions contain spoilers.) One such website is LitLovers, a website for book clubs founded by Molly Lundquist, a former college English professor who wants to spread her love for literature. Included in this website is a Reading Guide for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This reading guide provides a summary of the book, information about the author, and Discussion Questions. Another set of discussion questions can be found at BookBrowse

Questions that seems appropriate for today are: “Did reading the book bring back memories of 9/11 for you? Do you remember how you felt in the days and weeks that followed that event? Do you remember what scared you? What were you grateful for?”

Meet La Porte Branch's Adult Summer Reader Winner

Each branch in HCPL had a $30.00 gift card to award to one adult who completed the Adult Summer Reading Program. By random draw our winner was Becky Roderick. Ms. Roderick was pleased and surprised when I called her about her prize. She told me that her daughter has participated in the children's program and this year she decided to sign up for the adult program. It certainly paid off for Becky not only in a summer of good reading but a gift card to boot. Congratulations!