Books

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, July 19 @ 2 pm

Mark Watney is marooned on Mars.  A violent dust storm has forced his crew to abort their mission.  Thinking him dead, and with no time to lose, they left the planet. 

The storm also destroyed the mission’s communication systems.  Mark has no way of letting anyone know he’s still alive.  Maybe he won't be much longer.

Utterly alone on a hostile planet, Mark must find a way to survive against impossible odds.

Crosby Book Club will meet to discuss The Martian, by Andy Weir, on Friday, July 19, at 2 pm.  Copies are available for check out at the front desk.  New members welcome!

 

Two Space Authors and an Astronaut

Join us at the the Evelyn Meador Branch Library as we host two children's authors and an astronaut on July 25 at 1:30 PM. Welcome Marianne Dyson and Melanie Chrismer as they present about space and their popular children's books and then get the opportunity to talk to them and ask questions. Also, look forward to a special visitor as a NASA astronaut also joins our presenters in teaching kids about space. 

All ages are welcome at this event. 

July Book Clubs at Northwest Branch Library

Good news readers, there are several book clubs that meet regularly at the Northwest Branch Library. Did you know that there are several benefits associated with actively attending a book club? Book clubs have been known to decrease stress and are good for those customers who are of retirement age. Book Clubs can help participants gain new perspective on an issue, make new friends and to hopefully become more involved in their community. Also, if you're an aspiring writer, regular book club participation can help improve or expand your own writing skills. Perhaps the best reason to particpiate in an active book club is that it can give a reader the push they need to finish that book.

Meet Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz

Join us at the Evelyn Meador Library on June 29th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, for an afternoon with Astronaut and Author Franklin Chang Diaz. Dr.

Chang Diaz is Chairman and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, which he founded in 2005 after a 25-year career as a NASA Astronaut. He is a veteran of seven space missions and he has logged over 1,600 hours in space, including 19 hours in three space walks. He holds a PhD in applied plasma physics from MIT and he is Adjunct Professor of Physics at Rice University and University of Houston.
He will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, what's next in Space, current projects with his company, and sign copies of his books.

Program is free and open to all.

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, June 21 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, June 21 at 2 pm to discuss The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  Although she is world famous, very few people know the real Evelyn Hugo.  Finally the aging Hollywood starlet is ready to reveal every scandalous detail of her life ... but why now?  And why does she hire a complete stranger, rookie magazine reporter Monique Grant, of all people, to write her authorized biography? 

Copies of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo are available for check out at the front desk.  

 

Jedi Academy - June 6th to August 1st

Join us for our Jedi Academy, June 6th – August 1st. The kids had lots of fun making pool noodle lightsabers and also they enjoyed some beginners Jedi training. We hope to see you there. May the force be with you. 

On the Pitch

Not only is this month the start odf summer reading, but it's time again for one of my favorite event: the Women's World Cup. This year is host to the 8th annual tournament, and it all kicks off June 7th. I've followed soccer for so many years, so I wanted to celebrate the tournament and share some titles-some for all ages, and for all levels of soccer knowledge. Don't worry, you don't need to be able to explain (or understand) the offside rule to like these books. So keep you eyes on the books (and the game) and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

2019 Summer Reading Program has begun....

This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults. Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. Click here to Register.

A Universe of Stories

It’s that time again—summer reading starts this week! This year’s theme is space, so I’m starting off my summer blogging with some out of this world fiction and non-fiction recommendations for the youngest, middle grade, teen and adult readers.

 

 

 

June Book Clubs at Northwest Branch Library

Good news readers, there are several book clubs that meet regularly at the Northwest Branch Library. Did you know that there are several benefits associated with actively attending a book club? Book clubs have been known to decrease stress and are good for those customers who are of retirement age. Book Clubs can help participants gain new perspective on an issue, make new friends and to hopefully become more involved in their community. Also, if you're an aspiring writer, regular book club participation can help improve or expand your own writing skills. Perhaps the best reason to particpiate in an active book club is that it can give a reader the push they need to finish that book.

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