Archive for May, 2018

It’s Back – Summer Reading 2018!

Summer is just around the corner which means Summer Reading for all ages is back! This year our theme is LIBRARIES ROCK and we’re gearing up for a rollicking good time with reading challenges and cool programs, including a Family Street Dance in July. Plus, we’ve got some great prizes this year – including some rockin’ tees and totes.

In addition to the Street Dance, we’ll be hosting a concert featuring Mark Kroos, who plays a double-necked guitar, and an Adult Music Trivia Night. Factor in our Family Karaoke Day and our annual Midsummer Night Family Party, and you’ve got summer made in the shade, right?

The official start isn’t until June 4, but you can get a peek at all the fun here. Stop in at the Reference Desk to get more info.

 

Take Ten: Female Photographers

May is National Photography Month, which makes it a great time to share some of the most fascinating images from that creative format. And, with a couple of new publications this year, it’s also a good time to look at the careers of women who’ve had an impact on the art. A glance through these titles will give you an appreciation of their talent.

Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs and Reports from the Field – Anne Whiston Spirn

Julia Margaret Cameron’s Women – Sylvia Wolf

Imogen! Imogen Cunningham’s Photographs 1910-1973

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs – Sally Mann

Margaret Bourke White: Moments in History

Annie Leibovitz at Work

Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife – Pamela Bannos

Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer – Arthur Lubow

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography – Julia Van Haaften

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War – Lynsey Addario

Great Online Resource – Literature Map

Back in March, we shared a great website to help you discover new music based on artists you already know and like. Well, we’re happy to report that there’s a site for reading that operates the same way.

Drift over to literature-map.com and enter in a favorite author. A new page will generate, populating with the names of other writer – the closer the distance between your entry and another, the greater likelihood you’ll enjoy that author. It’s a fun, interactive way to find readalikes – and watching the names float around is rather mesmerizing. Yay!