Books on Screen

Have you ever wondered where they get ideas for blockbuster hits or TV shows? They get them from books! Mix together a couple of actors, creative writing, producers, lights and cameras and now you have your favorite books come to life.  Its like magic!  Read them before or after you watch them and you decide which is better.

Here's a list of books that we have in our system ready to check out or reserve just for you.

Books turned into Movies out in Theaters:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

We Can Remember it for you Wholesale by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall)

Bourne Legacy by Eric Von Lustbader

Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

Wettest County in the World: Novel Based on a True Story by Matt Bondurant (Lawless)

Books turned into TV shows:

Walt Longmire Mysteries series by Craig Johnson (Longmire)

Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard

Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen

Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (True Blood)

Books turned into movies soon to be out or on DVD:

Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant

Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein

The Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe (The Pirates! Band of Misfits)

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey (Think Like a Man)

Summer is almost over!

Want to get out of the heat or take a break out of your busy summer schedule?  Catch a free film at our Family Movie Night.  The last two movie nights will be held on August 22nd and 29th.  The movies will be shown in the meeting room and show times start at 4:00 pm.

Don't forget that the end of summer also means the end of our tech tutors program.  If you haven't had a chance to learn a bit more about checking out e-books and e-audiobooks then I encourage you to come by and speak to our electronic experts.  The last two tech tutor sessions will be on August 18th and 25th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Books! Books! Books For Sale!


Are you tired of spending a bundle on books at the bookstore and want a good read for a great price? Well, look no more. Mark your calenders for Saturday August 25th at 10am in the Northwest library meeting room, where Friends of the Library will be hosting their wonderful book sale just for you! Find great picks on movies, music, magazines, special items, and of course, who can forget the books. Purchases you make will be used to support the library and all programs we have during the year. Isn't it great, you buy great books at a bargain price and at the same time you are helping to support your public library. Sale ends at 4pm so add this event to your to do list so you don't miss out. See you there!


My Favorite Five Summer Reading Books 2012

Registration for the Summer Reading Program is officially closed, but if you did previously register, there's still time to log your minutes and titles for a chance to win some pretty great prizes

As the Summer winds down, I'd like to take some time to reflect on my favorite books from the Summer, and to provide my favorites here in list form.  Hopefully, you, reader, will use this as a source of recommended leisure reading.  Follow the links to find the titles in HCPL's catalog and, most importantly, enjoy.

My Favorite Five Summer Reading Books 2012:


White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Floating Opera & The End of the Road by John Barth


Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor


Goodbye, Columbus & Five Short Stories by Philip Roth


The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Small-town girl makes bad

What!  Annie Lou Riddle had a plan but nowhere in that scenario did she expect to accidentally sell her soul in exchange for a job. Want to read more and discuss with friends at the library? We will be reading Devilishly Hot by Kathy Love.Devilishly Hot Kathy Love

Come to Reader’s Perspective Book club on Monday August 20th at 2:00 Pm. See you there.