Books

Hurricane Watch

Now that our Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close (come and get your prizes if you haven’t already), we at Evelyn Meador Branch Library are moving into a little bit of downtime until school starts. However, we still have a lot to offer the community that you should come in to see. With the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming up, and with hurricane season still in full swing, we want to help teach people how to deal with hurricanes. As such, on Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30 PM we have invited NOAA meteorologist Jeffry Evans, to come to the library and discuss some of these issues. With a lot of good information, like hurricane preparedness, a discussion on how much of an anomaly Hurricane Harvey was, and how weather watches work, this lecture is one that you are sure to want to attend.

Sweet Reads

Some days, we just want something sweet. Something delicious, easy to swallow and oh-so-good; something fulfilling in the best possible way. Well, it’s not always in ones best interest to have said sweet things just sitting around all the time, ready to be devoured. Sometimes, one must get their sweet fix somewhere else. For the sake of today’s blog, I’m suggesting: books. Books of all flavors and centers, but all with a bit of sweetness in their title. 

 

The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: August 14, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Book Club Meets Friday, July 20 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, July 20 at 2 pm to discuss My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  Researched extensively and based on thousands of letters and original sources, this is the story of an adventurous, revolutionary woman, the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Eliza, a loyal patriot, independent thinker, compassionate advocate for those in need, and a mother of 8, was a fascinating individual with the strength of character to help shape a nation. 

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.

The Page Turners

operation mincemeatTitle to be discussed: Operation Mincemeat: how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an allied victory by Ben Macintyre.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Summary: From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful and strangest deception of World War II.  Unveiling never-before-released material, Ben Macintyre weaves the near-impossible feats of intelligence officers and spies into a riveting adventure that not only saved thousands of lives but paved the way for a pivotal battle in Sicily and, ultimately, Allied success in the war.

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.
 

Book Club Meets Friday, June 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, June 15, at 2 pm to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.  Published posthumously, Haruf's last novel is the story of two lonely septuagenarians and their tender, late in life love.  Our Souls at Night quietly considers the value of living in the present and appreciating the simple pleasures in life.

See the movie adaptation of the book, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, on Netflix.

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