Monthly Archives: June 2016

Looking for a new series to get into?

If you’re looking for a series to get into this summer, we’ve got suggestions. Our Fantasy Maps displays have several series with books on display, including the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. This fantasy series is primarily set on a … Continue reading

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A Quick Suggestion . . .

Get ready for our second annual SLPL Comic Con with some quality reading/viewing material: Lucky for you, we have both. See you next month for fun activities, stellar vendors, and a social media cosplay contest! Get all the details … Continue reading

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Kingdoms, Utopias, and L.A.

We’ve got a copy of Lyra’s Oxford, below, on display in our Fantasy Maps exhibit, up through mid-October. Come see it in person! (It’s a gorgeous little book.)

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Unexpected Books by Old Favorites

Did you ever discover a book by one of your favorite authors that you didn’t expect? Maybe you’ve known an author as someone who has written some of your favorite children’s books, and then discover they wrote . . . … Continue reading

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that there were no maps created for Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy until after the books were published? No official map had been created for the books until Lionsgate Films created a promotional map for Hunger Games: … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Bookworm Tourists

Before you jet-set for the summer, see what Book Riot has to say about bookstore tourism: Of course, we suggest looking into one or two local libraries, while you’re at it! SLPL certainly sees its fair share of tourists … Continue reading

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GLBT Book Month, Continued: Trans Authors

A nod to the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting. We in Center for the Reader, along with countless other library workers worldwide, aim to a provide a safe space for the LGBT+ and POC communities. Check out this article … Continue reading

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Mourning Someone Through the Books They Leave Behind

I originally read this article on May 31st, and then I just re-read it again and decided that I would link to it, and post about it here. I found it to be moving, and thoughtfully written, and it made … Continue reading

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that the first map in a fiction book appeared in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, Treasure Island? This tale of buccaneers and buried gold was first published as a serial between 1881 and 1882, and then published … Continue reading

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CBCToo Reads Wallace

Sit back, watch some fireworks, and partake of a little A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. Central Library’s book group for 20- to 30-somethings, Central Book Club Too, meets to discuss David Foster Wallace’s essay collection on Monday, … Continue reading

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