Inspirational or religious fiction seems to have been increasing in popularity for the last several years. Characters in these books often go through a difficult time in their lives, or deal with a change of some kind. They are brought through the hardship and learn life lessons by help and support through friends, family, and a higher power.
Why Are We Still Looking for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and its subsequent series) is now one of the best selling books of all time. Practically every other person comes into the library searching for it, and now there is not only 1, but 2 movies based on it.
July is—perhaps—the most American of all months. Flags wave, fireworks explode, and John Phillips Sousa marches through our hearts all summer long. Here at the Lone Jack Branch, we’re doing our part to celebrate July with a book display called American Lives. The books in this display are historical fiction written for Juveniles and Young Adults, and together they present a patchwork of experience as diverse as America herself. If you are interested in a glimpse of other American Lives, we humbly recommend any of the following titles.
Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil - human, female, and scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. In order to find out who is buried, the story moves from present to past. A great read!
Are you interested in becoming an improved photographer? Would you like to know how to take better pictures of your family, pets, vacations, or other interests? If so, the Liberty Branch has an abundance of books on photography for all skill levels. Books on photography techniques will help you learn how to transform your snapshots into works of art.
I grew up reading adventure stories about boys, and while I enjoyed them, I have been overjoyed at the recent rise in "Girl-venture" stories geared toward teenagers. I just can't get enough of them. If you are looking for a good book to get caught up in, here are a few of my favorites.
Remember last Christmas when it seemed like EVERYONE had the best hand-made gifts and decorations? These same people didn’t seem hurried, worried, or disorganized. Don’t you wish that was you? It can be! Now is the time to start your hand crafted holiday decorations and gifts. Here at the library, there is a large selection of books that are available to be checked out. You can learn something new or find some exciting patterns and ideas. Just stop in at any branch and get started!
It seems like summer just began, and it is already time for kids to think about going back to school. A new school year means new research papers and new homework headaches. Let your local Mid-Continent Library branch help!