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Denton Public Library invites the public to take part in the Big Library Read, a program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their cardholders. This program is designed to unite library patrons from all around the world.
From May 15 to June 1, 2013, anyone with a full service Denton Public Library card can borrow the eBook The Four Corners of the Sky by New York Times bestselling author Michael Malone for free from the library’s website at www.dentonlibrary.com and read it on all major devices, including the Nook, Kindleand iPad. There is no limit to the number of customers that can borrow it at the same time.
Over 7,500 libraries in 10 countries from five continents are participating. Readers are invited to join the book discussion on Twitter using #BigLibraryRead or on the Denton Public Library Facebook page.
For more information about the Big Library Read, please visit http://www.overdrive.com/big-library-read/.
For more information, contact Kimberly Wells at 940-349-8796, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit .
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On June 30 the 2nd Annual ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced. Below are the books that are being considered for the Nonfiction prize. Check them out and see if you agree with the final choice.
Oceans of Life : The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts
On June 30 the 2nd Annual ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced. Below are the books that are being considered for the Fiction prize. Check them out and see if you agree with the final choice.
These books are under consideration for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal in Fiction:
Coming soon: The books under consideration for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal – Nonfiction
The Denton Public Library is proud to host a collection of materials awarded by the American Library Association’s Bridging Cultures Initiative and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Muslim Journeys bookshelf, a collection of books, movies, and the Oxford Islamic Studies database, is now available at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. This unique collection is a tool for the promotion of understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.
The collection is categorized into several sections; each focusing on a different aspect of Muslim cultural heritage such as: Connected Histories, Literary Reflections, Points of View, American Stories, Pathways of Faith, and Art, Architecture, and Film. Supporting programs inspired by the collection will be held in October during Islamic History Month. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a permanent part of the circulation collection and available for check out now.
For more information about this project, contact Kayci Barnett: Call (940) 349-8714 or email Kayci.Barnett@cityofdenton.com
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The Romance in the Stacks book club has selected it’s favorite romance titles of 2012:
Taming an Impossible Rogue by Suzanne Enoch**
Whispers in the Dark (KGI Series) by Maya Banks**
Check them out and see if you agree.
**Books not in the catalog yet will be there shortly, in the meantime try another title from that author!
The Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets at the North Branch Library on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7PM
(The next meeting has been moved to January 14 because of the MLK holiday, the author of the month is Nora Roberts)
Professor’s Corner, a discussion group devoted to literary texts, will meet at the South Branch Library on Wednesday, October 10. Dr. Russell Greer will lead a discussion about the novel Mister Pip by New Zealand writer Lloyd Jones.
Mister Pip is deeply influenced and shaped by Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Mister Pip is set against the backdrop of a civil war in a small Pacific island in the 1990s, and the central character is a young girl named Matilda who is caught up in that war. Her engagement to the Dickens novel and her teacher, the only white man left on the island, sustains her in the chaos of war.
Mister Pip was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2007 and won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for best book in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. The novel has been made into a film starring Hugh Laurie and will be released within the next several months.
Background on the novel can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Pip and http://www.randomhouse.com/book/88486/mister-pip-by-lloyd-jones#excerpt . An excerpt is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mister-pip-lloyd-jones/1100297359?ean=9780385341073 .
Dr. Greer is a professor of English at Texas Woman’s University.
When: Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
Where: Denton Public Library – South Branch
3228 Teasley Lane in Denton
For more information, please call (940) 349-8752 or email Fred.Kamman@cityofdenton.com.
The Friends of the Denton Public Libraries will host the quarterly BIG book sale at the North Branch Library, 3020 North Locust, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Admission is $1 per person, or free for Friends members. Most items cost 50 cents or $1. Patrons can also buy a book bag for $12, and then fill it up with books at no additional charge. The sale raises money for the Denton Public Library for programs, materials and equipment.
For more information, contact Laura Douglas, Public Services Librarian, at 940-349-8749 or at Laura.Douglas@cityofdenton.com.
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Tom Angelberger’s new book, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee comes out on August 7 and can now be put on hold in our catalog. Hurry up and get your name on the list! Fortune Wookiee is the third installment in Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series, and we will celebrate the new title release with an Origami Yoda Party at 3pm on August 7 at the North Branch Library.