Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" to be released as E-book

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According to a CNN report by Melodi Smith, Harper Lee is finally ready to give her world-famous novel the digital treatment.

Pulitzer-prize winner "To Kill a Mockingbird" follows a young girl named Scout and her lawyer father's fight to defend an African American man accused of rape in the 1930s.

The book was adapted for the screen as a 1962 film starring Gregory Peck. It also marked the film debut of Robert Duvall.

Can't wait until the e-book is released by HarperCollins on July 8th? Be sure to check out a copy of the film or book from your library!

Smith, Melodi. "Harper Lee OKs e-book version of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'." CNN. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc, 29 April 2014. Web. 29 April 2014.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) - PECK, GREGORY; BADHAM, MARY. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 29 Apr 2014.  http://quest.eb.com/images/144_1540387

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton Reveals New Book Title

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has more than a future grandchild to celebrate. The former First Lady also has a new book on the way.

Hard Choices will give readers a look into her four-year tenure as Secretary of State.

Be sure to look for it in your library when it is released by Simon & Schuster on June 10th. In the meantime, check out Clinton's previous memoir Living History.

Read more about Hard Choices at TIME.

DNC National Convention. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/142_2315053


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by reading poems penned by your favorite writers, or delve into the carefully crafted words of someone new.

Check out some of our favorite poets and poetry books below, or see what else we have in the new online catalog.

Cover image for Selected poems
Selected Poems
by W. H. Auden

Cover image for The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou.
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Cover image for The dream keeper and other poems
by Langston Hughes

Cover image for Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein.

Cover image for Shout! : little poems that roar 
Shout! Little Poems that Roar
by Brod Bagert

Cover image for The poets' corner : the one and only poetry book for the whole family
The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book
for the Whole Family
By John Lithgow