Morristown's Bookmobile 2022 Summer Tour
Check out the Bookmobile on its 2022 Summer Tour from the Morristown and Morris Township Library. The Morristown and Morris Township Library has provided bookmobile service to our community since 1923.
Pueblo Library District Paying Kids $100 to Read This Summer
(Pueblo, CO) Who doesn't like a good challenge, especially one that pays well? This summer, Pueblo City-County Library District is encouraging children to read and paying them to do so - a fun summer job.
Bronx Author Tells Stories about his Life and Love for Animals
Maurice McFadden(Instagram) Authors face many different issues, especially writers of color. There is a shortage of representation regarding staffing at many famous publishing houses. Self-publishing has been a way for authors to get seen and heard without the support of major publishing companies.
Check Out a Book -- And Georgia's State Parks -- Free From Your Local Library
Summer is the perfect time for reading a good book and visiting Georgia State Parks. And you can do both by checking them out with your library card at most local Georgia Libraries.
The other day I was running up a mountain, with a podcast in one ear and clean mountain air in the other. Jordan Peterson was interviewing Jocko Willink, an author/podcaster, and retired Navy Seal officer. They were talking about how Willink studied English because he knew that being a good Navy Seal would require the ability to clearly communicate. The two men do a sort of deep dive into why English is such a useful thing to study, and the idea that struck me in a soft spot was that the ability to write well is priceless, because the ability to write well is directly correlated with the ability to think well. If you can communicate your thoughts and articulate them well, nothing can stop you.
Young adult fiction can spread unhealthy ideas about relationships
When I was in the seventh grade, the hit television series Pretty Little Liars starring Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell finally made its grand debut on Netflix. The older girls at my school had been raving about the books by Sara Shepard for years, so we were excited to see what all the hype was about.
DougCo schools drop controversial Reading Recovery program
Young girl readingPhoto by Chinnapong on Shutterstock. (Castle Rock, CO) Douglas County elementary schools will no longer use Reading Recovery as a first-grade literacy intervention program.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro - Are robots plain or sophisticated? Opinion
A lunch at Kura Sushi made me think of our interaction with robots and what it means for our future. A quick lunch trip to Kura Sushi in Sacramento with my friend Andrea was more than enjoying various sushi rolls revolving around us on the conveyor belt; it gave us a glimpse into the future when robots will be part of the workforce, bringing drinks to the table and bearing a sign to warn humans not to put trash or dishes on the robot.
Summer reading at Clay County libraries kicks off next week
The summer reading program at Clay County’s five libraries kicks into high gear following the Memorial Day holiday. It starts May 31 and runs until July 16. The library encourages everyone to stop by a branch the first week to sign up for summer reading. When you register, you get reading logs and a goodie bag. “Each time you complete a log and turn it into your library branch, you’re entered to win a grand prize for your age group,” said library programming associate Victoria Slaughter.
Books on health and the importance of rereading
The last 2 years brought the world to its knees. We took comfort in food deliveries, Zoom calls, loungewear, and…old books. I didn’t understand how and why people reread books. There are millions of new materials waiting to get noticed. I used to wonder why people waste hours on a book they have read before.
I Went to a Psychic: She Was Right
The controversy in a psychic reading is real; it shouldn't be.(MichiTermo/iStock) If you have ever been on the fence about seeing a psychic, this will hopefully inspire you to pick a side of said fence.
Moving Your Audience With Words
Individuals in the United States recently celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ringing from the radio stations and television programs was his riveting “I Have a Dream Speech;” arguably one of the most quoted and moving deliveries of all time.
5 Classic Books That Never Get Old
An homage to classic literature that can stand the test of time. Book genres can be pretty subjective. To some, American Psycho is an unadulterated horror; to others, it’s a simple dark comedy. Cloud Atlas encompasses about 10 different genres, from spy thriller to historical naval tale to terrifying dystopian fiction.
Humor | My name on Social Media is “No One”
My name on Social Media is “No One”. Thats right, first name – no last name – one. That way every time I “like” someone’s mind numbing post it now says “No one likes this”
Can poetry increase our happiness index?
“The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse… the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver importance than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” — Aristotle, On Poetics.
Another way in which fiction reflects reality so well
I really wish I could remember who recommended the Six of Crows duology to me so I could thank them. I don’t typically go in for fantasy-type novels, but I am so glad I gave this one a try. I’m now on the next duology, King of Scars, by the same author, Leigh Bardugo.
Can reading sessions be made more enriching and joyful?
Reading is an exercise that trains and builds writing muscles. Physical exercise strengthens our muscles and helps us in our daily movements. Similarly, reading helps us to strengthen our writing muscles and makes our words flow well.
'Mindset', 'Sapiens', and 'Principles': Books for thinkers and seekers
Stand guard to what goes in your head. Want to see what the future looks like? Listen to your self-talk. How you see yourself matters. Your actions, behavior, and habits are products of who you believe you are.
The Time Traveler's Wife Made Me Fall Back in Love With Fiction and Reading
“When I was young I didn’t understand, but now, I know, how absence can be present, like a damaged nerve, like a dark bird.” ― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
The Joy of Reading
If there's one skill I value above all others, it is the ability to read. My mom told me that at an early age I could read back some of my favorite stories, though she wasn't sure whether I had just memorized them. In any event, reading came easily to me and I was always quite good at it.