Reader Services Blog

The Fellowship of the Ring turns fifty-eight

The Fellowship of the Ring, first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic The Lord of the Rings turns fifty-eight years old today.  The Lord of the Rings was first published on this date in London, England, by George Allen and Unwin.  The publishers chose to publish the book in three parts because it was so long.  The Two Towers was published on November 11, 1954, and The Return of the King was published on October 20, 1955.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison at the beginning of the French Revolution.  Celebrate July 14th,  France's National Day by checking out one of these books or movies about the French Revolution.


Glenside's favorites

Here's what Glenside readers have to say about books they enjoyed this summer:

Good Eats Book Club: Food Fiction

The Good Eats Book Club meets on Monday, July 16 at 7:00 P.M.  We will be focusing on food fiction. Grab a book from the display in the lobby or get a list of chocolate related titles from the Adult Services Desk.

Please read a food fiction title before the meeting. We will share our thoughts on the books we read. Light snacks will be provided.


Glenside Favorites

Here are some more books recommended by Glenside readers.

June Brides

Love is in the air in June, the traditional month for weddings.  Enjoy a fictional wedding or use library resources to plan your special day.

Bride's Magazine

Magazine area

Everything you need to plan the perfect wedding.


Glenside Favorites

These books are recommended by Glenside patrons.  Read their comments and then check out the books.

Nature Photography Day (June 15)

Nature Photography Day is a time to promote the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, inspiration, nature appreciation and environmental protection.


Five men were caught trying to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972.  Read more about the scandal that led to the Richard Nixon’s resignation.


D-Day The Allies invaded the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944.  Celebrate their accomplishments by reading one of these books on the D-Day landing.