Archive for July, 2008

What are you hungry for? (And we don’t necessarily mean food!)

Eating and reading — two sensual activities that go together well. At least, that’s what we seem to find, based on the amount of books that feature food as a topic (as well as those books that feature food physically — some of you are eating while you read…).

Join us on Friday, August 1st at Noon as we present a book talk called “You Read What You Eat”. We’ll be sharing books about the history of food, the cultural impact of food, and food memoirs. We’ll also talk about a number of novels that use food, in all its glories, as a main element. Finally, we’ve got a fun, interactive quiz that will help you decide what kind of book you’re actually hungry for.

So, stop by TFPL on the 1st, bring a lunch to enjoy, and get some great ideas for books to satisfy your cravings. We’ve got one for readers of every taste!

Looking for a Good Book?

In an effort to promote our wonderful databases (which are free to TFPL members), we’ve decided to highlight a new one each month. For July, we’re focusing on NoveList.

NoveList features tons of information on authors and books, with recommendations, reading lists, readlikes, and book discussion guides. Search for an author or book and tabbed subject headings will guide you to relevant articles. Some even offer first chapter excerpts and reviews from major book review magazines. There’s also NoveList K-8 for younger readers.

You can access NoveList inside the Library or from home. To get the username and password, please call 733-2964 ext 109 or email us at

Have a Great 4th of July!

Before you head out of town for the holiday, stop by TFPL for a few books on tape or CD to while away the drive time. Remember, we’re closed on Friday, July 4th — but we’ll be open on Saturday, in case you need to fill the weekend. Also, don’t forget to fill out a recommendation form and enter to win a Summer Reading Prize!

Book Club this month falls on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:30 PM. We’ll be discussing The Eight by Katherine Neville, about a mysterious chess set and the historical intrigue that follows it.

We’ve also got some new Summer Reading recommendations, here and inside the Library. Keep reading and have a great holiday!