Lied Lincoln Library is issuing a challenge to readers of all ages, (kids and teens included), sometime readers and would-be readers to read 26 books in 2015-16. The library will issue two challenges each month. Either post what books you have read each month on the web page or e-mail the library at email@example.com to let us know what you have read. See if you will be able to complete all 26 challenges. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing you have met all the challenges and read 26 books, the library will also acknowledge your accomplishment with a special gift. So let’s get started!
The challenge for August is:
1. A book you own but haven’t read.
2. A book that was made into a movie.
I’ve always enjoyed books by Heather Graham, and her newest one, “Nightingale” is one of her best. The book is a story of two sisters growing up in an idyllic childhood in Paris. But life quickly changes when Hitler’s Nazi’s march in one day to occupy Paris. Soon hardships set in throughout France and the sisters take different paths in coping with the occupation. One soon finds herself working with the underground while the other is trying to just cope with life with her daughter and
her husband, and the hardship and dangers of living under the Nazi’s thumb. This is a book that is a hard to lay down book. If you like a historical background, along with a great story, this one is for you.
Coffee and conversation at the library today at 2:00pm! See you there!
Scenes from our two May parties and from our coffee and conversation day. We made our mothers a washer necklace for Mothers Day, played spring Bingo for prizes and had cupcakes. At coffee and conversation we had cherry bars and scones with coffee and had a great visit.
What a great day to come to the library, sit by the fake fire, curl up with a good book, and watch the rain..
The Library is getting rid of all of the VHS movies. They are $1.00 each and there are a lot left to pick from!
Lost Writers of the Plains is an NET Radio series beginning March 6th, with a companion website and ebook. It features eight authors who once were poised for fame, but who have become “lost” to contemporary readers: an author who had a stroke when she got a bad review; a stark realist censored by an anxious dean, a bohemian poet in the middle of Kansas- these and more are the Lost Writers. All have a plains connection, almost all have ties to Nebraska.
The free Lost Writers of the Plains iBook, available at the iTunes store, is designed to be interactive. It offers adult non-fiction and fiction completely integrated with sound, video and images.
Check out the website: netNebraska.org/lostwriters
21 books to read before they hit the big screen in 2015.
1. Still Alice, Lisa Genova
2. The Mortdecai Trilogy, Kyril Bonfiglioli
3. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie), Cecelia Ahern
4. The Last Apprentice (Seventh Son), Joseph Delaney
5. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James
6. The DUFF, Kody Keplinger
7. Dead Stars (Maps to the Stars), Bruce Wagner
8. In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick
9. Insurgent, Veronica Roth
10. Serena, Ron Rash
11. The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks
12. The Moon and the Sun, Vonda N. McIntyre
13. Child 44, Tom Rob Smith
14. Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
15. Paper Towns, John Green
16. The Scorch Trials, James Dashner
17. Black Mass, Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill
18. Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein), Mary Shelley
19. Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
20. Mockingjay (Part 2), Suzanne Collins
21. The Martian, Andy Weir