Monthly Archives: June 2013

Blurring the Lines: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is one of my all-time favorite books. I’ve read the original many, many times and have picked up modern remakes of the story as they are published. There’s something about Jane’s indomitable spirit that really … Continue reading

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Books! Get your books!

Penguin caught the eye of many when they debuted their new Penguin Book Truck and Penguin Book Cart. These brightly orange beauties turned some heads at  Book Expo America earlier this month. These wheeled booksellers may look like food trucks, … Continue reading

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Aliens have landed!

Aliens are taking over the new movie spindle at Eckhart Public Library! Come help us with this invasion by checking out some movies. Alien Aliens Alien 3 Alien Resurrection Alien Quadrilogy and check out some of these other movies new … Continue reading

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Gone, not forgotten

When digital search tools made card catalogs obsolete, librarian Hope Schneider got creative. Today, 128 cards from her library’s collection have been signed by authors and are hanging in her library. A fun detail: “Children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle … Continue reading

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Blurring The Lines – Step Back In Time

“I AM A COWARD.” Thus starts Queenie’s account of her work as a British spy during WW II. Her story, written as a confession of her crimes as she’s being tortured by Nazis in Occupied France, comprises the first half … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2013 YALSA Top Ten!

Every year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) has a committee that selects the best books of the last 16th months for young adults. Congratulations to those selected to be the 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults!   … Continue reading

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Big Macs, lattes & books

This is amazing: A statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services has created a map of all the public libraries in the United States. The Atlantic puts it into perspective: There are more libraries than McDonald’s restaurants or Starbucks … Continue reading

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