Books

A Great Way to Find YA Horror Books!

Here at Aldine we get a lot of teens asking for our scary books, and while we will always help you find that book you're looking for, we thought we'd share this gem so you can find your next spooky book on your own as well. Something Wicked Comes of Age is a blog two Baltimore librarians maintain as a resource for awesome horror books for teens! When you first go to it you might think it's just like any other tumblr.

Book Hunters in Brief #50: Black Friday Edition

For all the intrepid bargain hunters, for all the folks who will wrap up all their holiday shopping on the first official day of the season, then kick back with a cup of nog and self-congratulatory smirks on their faces to watch the harried throngs flounder in the notions aisle, and for all those who believe shopping is a contact sport and, as such, should be included in the Olympics, Book Hunters bring you this special early bird edition!

Turkey Day Mysteries!

Here's some mysteries that have Thanksgiving Day settings. Enjoy!

Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meierroast turkey


The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
by Krista Davis

Fatal Feast
by Jessica Fletcher


A Catered Thanksgiving
by Isis Crawford

 

It's That Time of Year

Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress

 

It’s the season to celebrate and be thankful!  But the excitement and busyness of this time of year can sometimes add stress to your life and leave you a little frazzled.

2014 The Washington Post’s Top 10 graphic novels

Recently The Washington Post released their top 10 graphic novels of 2014. See below for picks in the HCPL catalog and be sure to see the full list here. Have you read any of these? 

Book Hunters in Brief #49: Feasts!

Don't get us wrong, Book Hunters believe in the importance...nay, the sanctity of tradition, but if you backed us into a corner we would reluctantly admit that, after so many years, some of the luster has worn off Aunt Freda's green bean casserole. So this year, we're going to shake things up a bit. If you are of like mind, Book Hunters recommend any one of these festive cookbooks.

Poet Spotlight: Louise Gluck -- 2014 National Book Award Winner!

Cover Art: Faithful and Virtuous NightThis year’s prestigious National Book Award has been awarded to Louise Gluck for her latest collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night. Last night’s award joins an already long list of accolades for Gluck including the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, the Pulitzer in 1993, and the Bollingen Prize in 2001. Her career as a published poet has spanned nearly half a century, and in 2003 she served as U.S. Poet Laureate. You can already find her name printed in most anthologies of contemporary American poetry, and her latest work promises evolution of thought and form while still encircling familiar themes of existentialism, renewal, and their relationship to art.

National Book Award Winners Announced!

The National Book Foundation held its 2014 award ceremony on November 19th. Find the winner of your favorite category and take it home with you today!

FICTION

Redeployment, Phil Klay

Is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Next For HBO?

foundationIt looks like The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov may be the next big book to TV show on HBO.  Soon you could be watching an episode of Game of Thrones followed by a Seldon Crisis.

All Things DIY

Easy Fixes for Everyday ThingsSomething just broke at home this weekend, didn't it?  Maybe just a little scratch?  Maybe you should go buy a banana to fix it.  Wonder why?  Check out Easy Fixes for Everyday Things from the Reader's Digest Association.  

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