August – the tail end of the summer, time to squeeze in one or two more recommended reads. We present a range of books, from kids to tweens to adults, fiction and nonfiction; you might just find something to fill in those last, sweet weeks of summer.
Enjoy – and thanks to our staff; Bernice, Shirley, and Renee for their picks.
Summer reading for all ages is in full swing, but some of you may feel the siren song of the big or little screen as you ease into the season!
Here’s a summer’s worth of movies or tv shows and their book counterparts to meet all your escapist needs…use the links to find movie trailers and reviews, courtesy of IMDB, and the book links to reserve a copy in our catalog! Enjoy!
Celebrate Star Wars Day!
“May the 4th” is a day for all lovers of Jedi, the Resistance, the Skywalkers, the Hutts, Boba Fett, Gamorrean guards, Maz Kanata, General Grievous, Rancor Keeper and Snap Wexley to unite and celebrate all there is in the galaxy far, far way.
(Why May 4, you ask? Why, it’s right there in the date, a play on “May the Force be with You.”)
Check out some of our beloved Star Wars books (we have titles to appeal to every age!), binge on Star Wars dvds, and enjoy Star Wars again – and again – and again…
So…I made it to the movies this weekend! Inspired by what I saw, I realized it had been some time since I posted about book adaptations for the big screen.
Continue reading Page to Screen this Spring
“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “ – Teensafe
But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood? Continue reading 11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers