Thursday, August 23, 2012
Forget the boys of summer; how about these books of summer? Around Town Laura shares her favorite reads of the season.
It's the "It" book of the summer and it has more twists, turns and stomach-wrenching plunges than your favorite ride at Cedar Point. I'm talking about Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Simply said, it's the story of a wife gone missing. Or does she? Amy and Nick Dunne find love and marriage in New York City. Then, unemployment finds them and they are forced to move back to Nick's home state of Missouri. Amy does not want to be there. "I suppose it's not a compromise if only one of you considers it such." In Missouri — a state with the death penalty, as a matter of fact — the couple drifts farther and farther apart until one day the front door is left open and Amy is gone. Gone Girl is the kind of book that makes you text friends late at night …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Michigan authors Amy Ackley, Tracy Bilen, Beth Neff and Lara Zielin will be at Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library at 1:30 p.m. today.
Fans of young adult literature will want to pay attention: Four Michigan young adult authors will be stopping in Birmingham today. The four writers — all authors of books for teens and young adults — will be at Baldwin Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. All four will read from their latest novels, which will be available for signing and purchasing, courtesy of Oak Park's BookBeat Bookstore. In addition, Tuesday will mark the special pre-release of Lara Zielin's newest novel, The Waiting Sky. Take a look at who's stopping by: All descriptions courtesy of Baldwin Public Library.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Bill Vlasic, Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times, will read from his latest book — 'Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three' — today at Baldwin Public Library.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Adult services librarians at Baldwin Public Library have made a list of their favorite summer reads.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Also new at Baldwin Public Library is 'Tuesday Child' by Fern Michaels and 'Summerland' by Erin Hilderbrand.
What's new at Baldwin Public Library this week? Check out this week's Library Picks, courtesy of Baldwin librarians: Tuesday’s Child by Fern Michaels When nurse Sophie Lee, who has spent 10 years in prison for a crime she did not commit, is exonerated and released, she retreats to her attorney's home to avoid the media frenzy that surrounds her and must learn how to make her way back into the world and adjust to her freedom. Summerland by Erin Hilderbrand After a fatal car crash during a summer celebration on Nantucket island, four teenagers question if the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem; is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstance; and, can true friendship ever really die? Courageous…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Also new at Baldwin Public Library are the movies 'Good Deeds' and 'Ghost Rider.'
What's new at Baldwin Public Library this week? Check out this week's Library Picks, courtesy of Baldwin librarians: The Third Gate by Lincoln Child Believing he has discovered the burial chamber of a near-mythical Egyptian pharaoh and a mystical double crown, famed archaeologist Porter Stone and his team suffer bizarre accidents that Professor Jeremy Logan is brought in to investigate. A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith There's never a dull moment for the residents of Corduroy Mansions: Berthea Snark is still at work on her scathing biography of her own son, Oedipus; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still battling each other; fine-arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy blurring the line between friendship …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Baldwin Public Library has a variety of summer reading programs lined up for youths, teens and adults, as well as plenty of prizes to give away.
The end of the school year may be here, but Baldwin Public Library is looking to keep kids — and grown-ups — reading long into the summer. Friday, the library will celebrate the kick-off of its summer reading program from 1-5 p.m. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the library with games, crafts, snacks and prizes, all while their parents pick up information about Baldwin's summer programs and events. Patch took a look at the various summer reading programs for youth, teens and adults. From winning a free eReader to a Parent Lotto, here's what you have to look forward to: Titled Dream Big — Read!, Baldwin's youth reading program provides kids the chance to win various prizes throughout the summer as well as receive up to two books. …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check this list of favorite page-turners from Patterson.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for a great book for summer reading? Patch has teamed up with author James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead program to bring you reading lists for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check these lists of his favorite page-turners. Click the links below to see each age group's list. Read one, or read ‘em all, and post your thoughts in the comments section. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments. Summer Reading List for Tweens and Teens, 11-Up Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 8-12 Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 6-9 Summer Reading Lists for Preschoolers and Kids Ages 2-7
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. Here, James Patterson’s summer reading picks for tweens and teens, ages 11-up.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for another escape? This list of books has something for everyone — fantasy, adventure, and of course, love. What more is there? Read one, or read ‘em all — post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Great Advanced Reads for Tweens and Teens Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs A thrilling reading experience which combines fantasy with haunting vintage photography. Find out what happens when 16-year old Jacob discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan After rebuilding Camp Half-Blood, Kronos, Percy and their friends inherit a quest for which they need help from a few …
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check this list of “Favorite Pageturners” from James Patterson. These books are great read.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for a great book to read this summer? This list of books has something for everyone — adventure, magic, smart kids, and amazing kids. Read one, or read ‘em all — post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Two months of being grounded during summer vacation change Jack Gantos’ life forever. Especially since it involves the mysterious chore of typing obituaries for his intriguing neighbor. Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald What happens when Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader EVER has to actually read a book? Big Nate in a Class by Himself (Big Nate series) by Lincoln Peirce Things don’t always go your way …