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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Keeping the Books Coming...

I hope you are using our reader advisory tools in our catalog and online on our website. When you do, you'll find many titles that sound great. Maybe too many. You don't want to request them all now, but you don't want to forget to order them in the future.
Or you want to make sure you have something great to read on vacation, but don't want it to come in yet.  To control the timing of books coming in for you, stagger the books you request from our catalog....

When placing your hold, put a future activation date for the hold. For instance, I saw a  favorable review about  Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet. Sounds like the perfect read for late September, early October. When I requested it through our catalog, I put an activation date of September 15.

You can stagger your requests so you always have something to read, but don't feel you're overwhelmed.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Book Discussion Club Announces July Selection

"In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she's painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together, they endure the agony of foot-binding, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart."

Join the Riverdale Book Discussion Group on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a great discussion and refreshments.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Reading

Summertime and the reading is easy....
Summer often brings more leisure time, and therefore more time for enjoying a book.

We've recently added some great summertime reads to our fiction collection, like Summer Breeze : [a novel] by Nancy Thayer, A Killing Coast : a DI Horton mystery by Pauline Rowson,  and Grey Expectations by Clea Simon.

Want to browse a list of recommended beach reads? Here are two sources:

Oprah's Summer Reading List

National Public Radio's Summer Reading 

And of course, ask us for reading recommendations! You can be sure we'll find you something you'll enjoy.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Discussion in June

Devil in the White City

Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beasts—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

Join us on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 for an interesting discussion, fellowship, and refreshments!