Books & Media

Escape the 80's

If you could pick any decade and experience it for the first time (or all over again) what would it be? Well, if your first thought was the 80’s (the one with John Hughes, big hair and shoulder pads, obviously) then you’re in luck. On Wednesday, July 25th, if you’re in grades 6-12, join us for a totally tubular escape room event where you will form teams and attempt to find clues, solve puzzles and open all of the locks before time runs out. You’ll have 45 minutes to finish, but be warned, if you can’t find your way home again you’ll be stuck in the 80’s forever.

The Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot out there folks. It’s the type of heat that makes you want to stay inside and not do much of anything at all, except maybe read a good book. Read a good book while sitting next to a fan, with the A/C on full blast, with a glass of iced tea next to you. Apparently, as I found out during my quick internet search before writing this blog, the term ‘dog days of summer’ can’t actually be used during any ole’ month, no matter how hot it is. The idiom is supposed to be used during the period of time when Sirius, the Dog Star and the brightest visible star from any part of Earth, rises at the same time as the sun: usually somewhere between July 3rd to August 11th.

I don't remember the title BUT...

We’ve all been there, right? You’re wandering the aisles when you see a book you think is interesting but you don’t bring it home and you forget to write down the title or take a picture to help you remember. Now, all you can recall is some vague shapes and random not-quite-right words but the cover-oh the cover was BLUE. Only a few lucky ones will discover their lost book again but hey, if I can help you out I will. That being said, here are some books, separated by children’s, young adult, and adult that are not just really excellent reads but, you guessed it, all happen to share one particular, memorable color on their covers.  

 

 

Let's Taco 'Bout Food

Ah, food. So good there are about a million hashtags dedicated to it-from weekly trends (Taco Tuesday, anyone?) to the ever classic plate pic (like a selfie, but for your food), it doesn’t take long to find some sort of documented deliciousness on someone’s social media page. But what about food that’s not only picturesque, but oh-so-yummy? And more importantly, what about food that’s easy? I’m no expert, but here are a few titles that have not only helped me create awesome looking food (that yes, may have ended up on my Instagram) but have also resulted in cleared plates and full bellies.
 

Adult Movie Mania "Grease"

Come have a fun time at the movies without having to buy a ticket tomorrow at our Adult Movie Mania! This Friday June 8th at 3:00 PM adults are invited to enjoy the movie musical Grease, a 1978 old time favorite romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name. 

If you are interested in checking out Grease, Grease 2, or Grease Live!, check out the items in our catalog. For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.