Thursday, August 29, 2013

15th Anniversary of The Boy Who Lived

15th Anniversary
of "Harry Potter"
The first entry in J.K. Rowling's beloved series, the magical series that defined a generation and instilled a love of reading in countless children the world over, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone reached its 15th year of publication this month. In order to celebrate, Scholastic has released brand new covers for each of the seven books in the series, all designed by the incredibly talented artist and graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi. Check out a sampling of his work above and stop in the library to check out each individual cover, now on display.
Want to help us celebrate? If your child is in grades 5-12 (ages 10-17), they can sign up to participate in our "Hogwarts Bash", September 10th |from 5-8pm.
Call or stop in today to sign them up!
Questions or comments? Please call (513) 899-2588.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

We're Looking Forward To...

The master of horror returns in this much-anticipated sequel to his 1977 classic, "The Shining". Grown up and struggling with alcoholism (like his father before him), as well as the terrible memories of that fateful winter at the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance has found his calling: using his power of "the shine" to comfort the dying. But he is soon faces a bigger task. He and a young girl named Abra must stop a band of wanderers called The True Knot, quasi-immortals who torture children gifted with the shine and live of the "steam" that rises from their writhing bodies.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Unleash the Writer in You!

with author Katrina Kittle
September 14th | Noon-1:30
Which comes first, plot or character? Its the question that troubles many writers and causes needless anxiety. This workshop will show that character and plot are essentially the same thing; a well-structured plot will naturally unfold if the writer focuses on some "simple" questions about character motivation, and then "ups the stakes" to
make that motivation matter.
Whether deep in a work-in-progress or just beginning, writers will leave with a clear road map for their stories that will keep a plot moving forward and keep readers caring!
Questions? Please call (513) 899-2588

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Releases!

Look for these and other great new releases, available for check out today!
Warm Bodies
"An unlikely romance between a beautiful human teen
and a sensitive undead slacker sets off a chain of events
with the power to transform the world."
Falling Skies
"The season two premiere begins three months after Tom Mason agreed
to go with the alien invaders. Weaver is still in command of the 2nd Mass,
while Anne continues to serve as medic."
Struck by Lightning
 "From Tribeca Film. GLEE's Chris Colfer and Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson star in this hilarious comedy about surviving high school when your classmates don't get you, your parents are crazy, and all you have are your dreams."
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Díaz
 "On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own."
Please Don't Tell
by Elizabeth Adler
 "Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident. He tells her that he is on his way to San Francisco to help the police solve the murder of his fiancé. Unable to make it to the hospital because of the storm, he stays the night at Fen’s, and the attraction between them is obvious. The next morning he heads to the hospital where Fen’s niece, Vivi, is an ER doctor. Vivi is treating the most recent target of a serial killer whose signature move is to leave a note saying “Please Don’t Tell” taped across his victims’ mouths. When Fen’s mysterious stranger comes to Vivi to have his wounds stitched she agrees to set him up to talk with the police about his fiancé. Who is this man, really? What does he want with Fen and her family? And will they live long enough to uncover the truth?"
The English Girl
by Daniel Silva
"Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth."