Archive for November, 2008
“The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E. I. Lonoff.
“At Lonoff’s, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff’s and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim [Anne Frank] of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life.
“The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency—and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other.”
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Modern Classics Book Club
Wednesday December 10
You may recognize the distinctive illustrations of Caroline Jayne Church from Little Apple Goat and Digby Takes Charge. In her latest picture book, she introduces us to another resident of Apple Tree Farm, Ping Pong Pig. Ping Pong loves to bounce and jump around the farm and dreams of one day taking flight, but his flying attempts constantly thwart the hard work of the other farm animals. Church’s boldly-lined and brightly colored illustrations bolster the strong storyline of a playful little pig who learns how to carry his weight on the farm. Toddlers will be attracted to the bright illustrations, but older preschoolers are the ones who will really appreciate this story about ambition and responsibility.
All three Denton Public Library Locations will close at 6pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Come and see us Saturday, November 29, when our regular hours resume! Have a great holiday!
2. Babylon A.D.
4. The Duchess
5. Eagle Eye
6. Ghost Town
8. Man on Wire
Every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm we discuss a new romance author and their style of romance novel.
On November 17th we will discuss Katie MacAlister and Humorous Romance.
New and Upcoming Romance Titles to Put on Hold Today:
For more information please contact Kimberly Wells at 940-349-8796 or email@example.com
Our library will host the nationally touring Digital Bookmobile on Thursday, December 11, at the North Branch from 11-5pm. Readers of all ages are invited to learn about digital downloading and experience the Denton Public Library’s audiobook, eBook, music, and video download service at this free community event. Please come out to our Digital Bookmobile event and chat with patrons, new and old. To preview this exciting vehicle and share in experiences from other Digital Bookmobile events, visit www.DigitalBookmobile.com
You can also check out these helpful resources:
-OverDrive Training Page http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/training.asp
-Guided Tour http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/tour/
-Device Resource Center http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/
-Media Formats http://www.overdrive.com/resources/mediaformats/
“Novel by John Updike, published in 1960. The novel’s hero is Harry (“Rabbit”) Angstrom, a 26-year-old former high-school athletic star who is disillusioned with his present life and flees from his wife and child in a futile search for grace and order. Three sequels–Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit Is Rich (1981), and Rabbit at Rest (1990)–continue the story of Rabbit in the succeeding decades of his life.” – The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Please join the Modern Classics Book Club to discuss Rabbit, Run by John Updike.
When: Wednesday November 12, 2008
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Denton Public Library-North Branch
3020 N. Locust St.
Contact Doug Campbell for more information at 940-349-8774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Count Zero by William Gibson
This novel picks up 8 years in the future from the setting of Gibson’s landmark novel Neuromancer. The master of cyberpunk still paints a vivid info-driven world and much of the tech described jives well with what we can predict about the future of the Internet despite this novel being written in 1985.
Watchmen by Alan Moore
I’m reading this because the movie is coming out soon, and my wife said it was the best book ever and I had to read it. I’m only on Chapter 2, and I’m almost hooked.
Mere Anarchy by Woody Allen
I am half-way through this collection of humorous short stories. Like his movies, Mr. Allen’s writing is chocked full of subtle wit, lightly dusted with hilarity and the absurd. If you’re familiar with Woody Allen, you’ll appreciate “Mere Anarchy.” If you’ve never sampled his work, indulge yourself with this title, or one of his other creations available in the library.
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer
This quickly paced, quirky debut mystery takes you behind the scenes in the life of an investigative television reporter looking into the cold case of multiple murders of women named Susan. Another solid mystery that takes place in Minneapolis, following in the steps of PJ Tracy and John Sandford.
Shadow Game by Christine Feehan
If you like action-packed, steamy paranormal romance, check out Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series. The Ghostwalkers are men and women whose physical and psychic abilities were enhanced in a classified military experiment that has gone wrong. Betrayed by their government and the scientist who started it all, they seek out other Ghostwalkers and try to find a way to live with their unusual abilities. Shadow Game is the first book in the series.
Dororo by Osamu Tezuka
Hyakkimaru, a ronin, and Dororo, a boy-thief, travel through Japanese country side as Hyakkimaru fights demons to regain the 48 body parts that his father sacrificed to 48 demons. Far superior to most of the shonen manga out there today, this 1960s manga tells a painful story in a delightful way and makes a great premise for a video game.