Hannah Baker had been bullied, picked on, and had enough. With one last attempt to tell those around her what was really going on in her life, she recorded a set of tapes to explain the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her own life. Clay gets them and he can't stop listening to Hannah tell her story, wondering why he's gotten them, and why he's
Pickard a Mystery to Guests at Antioch Book Discussion Group
On Monday, July 26at 7:00 PM at the Antioch Branch, special guest, Nancy Pickard will speak to the mystery book club. Author of the Jenny Cain and Marie Lightfoot mystery series, Ms. Pickard’s previous novel, The Virgin of Small Plains, won the Agatha Award (2006).
I'm half-way through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It’s a story of science and a family history. Henrietta was an African-American woman whose cells were taken without her consent as she was tested for cervical cancer.
No? I’m not surprised. It seems that most people have forgotten them by now.
When I was 13 or so, they were the books to read. This was the mid-to-late 90s. Hanson and the Spice Girls were on every radio. Pogs were in every pocket. Power Rangers and Doug were on every TV. And Animorphs were on every bookshelf.
If you have heard this around your house lately (or maybe even uttered those words yourself), then here are some ideas for you! Okay, I know you see it coming – a shameless plug for you to check out all the great activities and programs offered at Colbern Road Branch and other MCPL branch locations! Since you’re reading this blog, you are probably already taking advantage of your “FREE” library. Allow me to suggest you consider a plan to discover Missouri.
With the recent release of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (a movie based on a popular video game), I got to thinking. Are video games like books? People always say that books are better than the movies made from them. Can the same be said for video games? Most patrons of the library consistently feel that a movie can’t encompass all that a book provides in character development, description, and detail. Does this effect lessen when moving from one visual medium to another? It is common practice these days to turn popular video games into mega hit movies.
When some people think about the library, they imagine a place that only houses old, dusty, out of print titles. Others may assume that the library's sole purpose is to provide resources for children. That's definitely not the case at MCPL! In addition to providing up-to-date books, movies, music, and more for all ages, each of our 29 branches also carries the latest and greatest titles available.