Monthly Archives: March 2014

And at Iuka….

photo

Iuka’s patrons just keep looking younger and younger!

Leave a comment

Filed under Iuka Public Library

Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

 

by Dee Hare, Librarian

Several new movies are being released that are based on popular fiction.  Check out some of these titles before they hit theaters:

The Divergent film, due out in theaters on March 21, is part of the best-selling young adult series by Veronica Roth.  Set in a Chicago of the future, sixteen year old Tris must choose among five predetermined factions that will form her identity for the rest of her life, only to discover that she is an anomaly who doesn’t fit into any one group.  The rest of her story concludes with Insurgent and Allegiant as war breaks out across the country and their faction based society becomes shattered, only to have chaos, betrayal and uncertainty take its place.  Tris must now decide whether life beyond the fence may contain the answers she’s looking for.

Released last November, The Book Thief was based on Markus Zusak’s story set against the backdrop of the horrors of World War II.  It stars Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help to sustain her family’s spirits as they face dangers every day from the S.S. discovering they are sheltering a Jewish man.

The library has just received the rest of James Dashner’s “Maze Runner” trilogy.  If you’ve read The Maze Runner, now you need to pick up The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure.  After surviving horrific conditions within the Maze, Thomas and 19 other boys become trapped in a scientific experiment designed to gather information about the endurance of the human race.  Then as the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his friends manage to escape only to face new dangers as the government claims to be protecting citizens from a deadly virus.

Other movies based on books that can be requested through your library include Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, a suspense story about the disappearance of the wife of a seemingly devoted husband; Serena by Ron Rash, a tale set in Depression-era North Carolina that will star Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; If I Stay by Gayle Forman, the story of a teen in a coma after a car crash claims the life of the rest of her family and Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and starring Nicole Kidman.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

Leave a comment

Filed under George E. Allen Library (Booneville)

Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

 

by Dee Hare, Librarian

New additions to the library’s collection include:

The Counterfeit Agent by Alex Berenson finds John Wells going undercover on an assignment that takes him from Guatemala to Istanbul when the CIA is unable to prevent the assassination of one of their stations chiefs.  Iranian hostiles are responsible and they look to be planning a nuclear attack on the United States as their second act of terrorism.

In Dreamwalker by C. S. Friedman, Jessica Drake must use clues left on her brother’s computer to track him down after he is kidnapped during a suspicious house fire.  Jessica follows his abductors all the way to another world filled with creatures that are the source of the Earth’s darkest legends.

The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith is a stand-alone novel by the best-selling author of the “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series.  Thursday fell in love with her best friend as a preschooler.  Now that she is entering the world of adulthood, Thursday must endure the heartbreak of trying to win her crush’s heart while watching his father fall in love with her mother.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini explores the rivalry between the wife of President Lincoln and the daughter of an antebellum presidential cabinet member when the young woman marries Governor William Sprague and becomes one of the most highly regarded women of her day as Mrs. Lincoln falls into obscurity after the President’s death.

If you like to be environmentally-conscious, check out Style, Naturally by Summer Rayne Oakes.  This thorough shopping guide to purchasing beauty and fashion products made from sustainable materials contains everything from cotton basics to organic skincare as Oakes reveals what really goes into the production of our clothes and make-up.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

Leave a comment

Filed under George E. Allen Library (Booneville)

Story Time at Corinth Library

cody cat in hat

Assistant Librarian Cody Daniel dons a Cat in the Hat hat for story time at the Corinth Library.

Leave a comment

Filed under Corinth Public Library