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  • There be dragons at the library!

    That would be Temeraire specifically, and he is a very special dragon indeed. He is the wonderful centerpiece of Naomi Novik's sci-fi/alternative history series. It is set in England during the Napoleonic Wars. In the series, Novik introduces you to what might have been if dragons had been a fact...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 11-27-2012
  • He Says, She Says -- Getting Both Sides of the Story

    It's intriguing to hear both sides of a story - especially if you aren't personally involved, or stuck in the middle. I like books which cover the same events from two or more perspectives. There are a lot of books coming out now which show multiple viewpoints, and the ones I've found have...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 03-31-2012
  • Finding a Good Book

    How do you hear about new books to read? Friends' suggestions? YouTube book trailers ? Recommendations from Amazon? Best seller lists? Just browsing at the bookstore? Authors' blogs? [Here's a link to one of my favorite author blogs.] Asking your librarian? NoveList Plus from the EVPL databases...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 03-11-2012
  • Celebrate National Young Readers Week!

    Celebrate National Young Readers Week with EVPL! Visit any of our 8 library locations or the book bus this week to vote for your favorite books. Children ages 2 - 8th grade may select their top 3 choices on a picture ballot. Submit that ballot for a chance to win Prizes! All votes will be tallied and...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by Blazer@evpl on 11-07-2011
  • Astronomy Week

    I learned something new today. There are two Astronomy Days a year. One in the spring and one in the fall. This fall the day is October 1st, and the week Astronomy Day falls in is designated Astronomy Week. So September 26th to October 2nd this year is Astronomy week. I thought this rather serendipitous...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 09-23-2011
  • The Hunger Games Series!

    Last fall when I was preparing my presentations for Teen Read Week, I came across the book Catching Fire . I did not think much of it as I added it to the list of books to talk about in the schools I was visiting. Then Teen Read Week came and my visits started. In each classroom I showed the Catching...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-12-2011
  • Stick to the schedule

    Mister Bud likes things the way they are...his house, his toys, his schedule. But when a new dog comes to live with him, there's trouble. Zorro is bossy, Mister Bud is grumpy, but something surprising happens. Say Hello to Zorro! is about two complete opposites who find out they could be best friends...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 04-15-2011
  • Chicks with Sticks: Little Women

    The third Tuesday of the month is quickly approaching and it is time for the next meeting of Chicks with Sticks. This month we were to read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I listened to the audiobook version. We will be meeting in the 2nd Floor Conference Room on March 15 and starting discussion shortly...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-10-2011
  • Digital Camera Help for Those 55+

    Are you a senior who would like to learn more about using your digital camera? If so, the library is offering a free program this Thursday, March 10 at 2:00 PM. The program will be held at Hickory Lake Apartments and is open to the public. Local author, Mark Soper will offer information, tips, and instruction...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 03-08-2011
  • Turtle in Paradise

    The title is misleading. No, this book is not about terrapin, but it is about paradise-the Florida Keys. The main character is a little girl named Turtle. During the Depression jobs are hard to find, but Turtle's mother gets another house cleaning job. This time the lady hates children, so Turtle...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 02-16-2011
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