Reader Services Blog

World Alzheimer's Month

 

 

September is World Alzheimer’s month.  Worldwide, 35 million people and their families are affected by dementia. Raise your awareness by checking out these library resources.

Louise Penny - Author Profile

If you havden't discovered Louise Penny yet, you are in for a real treat.  Her most recent novel, The Beautiful Mystery, is now number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List and her first novel, Still Life, will be made into a TV movie by the CBC.

Spies among us

Spies are back! 

Modern spies are now tracking down international terrorists while their historical counterparts operate during the world wars or the Cold War.  You’ll find lots of action in these edgy, dark thrillers.

Urban Lit

Check out a Sony Reader at the Adult Reference Desk and enjoy some urban lit e-books.

Coming to America

America has long been known as a melting pot.  Here are a few novels about people who came to this county and made it what it is today.

"Black Cow" Root Beer Float Created on August 19, 1893

On August 19, 1893, Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the "Black Cow Mountain."  Kids loved it and shortened the name to "Black Cow."  As Paul Harvey might say, "Now you know the rest of the story."  And as a librarian might say, "Stop in and check out some pretty sweet books at your library!"

September Bestsellers

September's bestsellers will be here before you know it.  Look for your favorite author in the list below and place your holds now.

Book Review: Dare Me by Megan Abbott

“There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls.” (p.5) In Megan Abbott’s new novel there certainly is. Beth has always been the queen bee, the cheer captain, the Top Girl, with Addy as her best friend and lieutenant. But when the squad gets a young new coach, a real coach, things begin to change.

Bond, James Bond

Those of us who watched the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony will long remember the James Bond spoof that featured Queen Elizabeth and her corgis.  There’s plenty of time to stop by the library to brush up on your James Bond Trivia before the next Bond film, Skyfall, hits local theaters in November.

Reading Is So Delicious!

The Adult Summer Reading Program ends Tuesday July 31st.  Don't forget to turn in your book logs by 9:00 pm to claim your completion prize and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Nook e-reader.

Here are some more books Glenside patrons enjoyed this summer:

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