Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The presidential primaries are winding down to a close with the last one taking place at the end of June. Also, the Republican and Democratic conventions will be coming up at the end of the summer. The Republican Convention will take place August 27-30 in Tampa, Florida and the Democratic Convention will take place September 3-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information on the conventions, go to http://2012.democratic-convention.org/ (Democratic) and http://www.gopconvention2012.com/
Would you like to find out more about the presidential candidates? Currently there is a display of books by presidential candidates located between the front doors at the Al Harris Library. Find out more about the presidential candidates that have made this election year an interesting one by checking out the resources in this display, as well as other resources available at the Library. Enjoy some good summer reading and become informed at the same time!
Monday, May 07, 2012
Summer is just around the corner, and it’s a good time to read for pleasure. Our bulldog buddy Duke suggests you look at some of the great books we have in the Al Harris Library. Many of the books on the display were used as part of a new reading program called World Book Night. This program was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011. World Book Night was also celebrated in the United States and Ireland for the first time in April 2012. It is anticipated that more countries will be joining the celebration in the future. Take a look at these great reads and be prepared to join the national celebration next year.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I like how reading lets a person imagine the detail. Watching makes the viewer see someone else's interpretation of the story. Seeing another perspective can be interesting, but isn't nearly as entertaining as creating a world for yourself.
Was the novel The Help better than The Help movie (both available at the Al Harris Library)? Was seeing the dinosaurs brought to life on the screen better than imagining the per-cretaceous era in the book, Jurassic Park?
Are there ever movie adaptions that surpass the book? Come by the Al Harris Library and see my display.
Let me know what you think.