Sep 5, 2008 9:36 AM | 1
Get reacquainted with reading if you shelved your books for the summer; come to your library to check out the latest titles waiting for you. Here’s what we recommend for adults:
Ask for a Convertible: Stories, by Danit Brown
Thirteen-year-old Osnat, newly arrived to Michigan from Israel, and her family struggle with coming of age, romances, family feuds and the definition of “home.”
Don’t You Forget about Me, by Jancee Dunn
When her husband leaves her, 38-year-old Lillian takes a break from the usual to reclaim her 80s-teenage life at her high school reunion with an old boyfriend.
Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol, by Iain Gately
Pour a nightcap and dive into this look at our 10,000-year-old fascination with alcohol. Gately examines the drinking habits of everyone from presidents to prophets to demonstrate the benefits, burdens and contributions of the drink.
The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger, by Daniel Gardner
In this account of why we have irrational fears, Gardner uses psychological studies to show why we should consider just being brave.
Shining City, by Seth Greenland
An unemployed and ill-fated family man inherits an escort service from his deceased brother and accepts the challenges of being a pimp.
Reserve any of these books through our website. Simply click on the title, click the “Request” button, enter your library card information and pick up your copy at your library!
Sep 3, 2008 1:58 PM | 3
Starting today, BPL’s newly designed library card is available at all of our 60 neighborhood libraries. Get your new card today and enjoy all the benefits you’ve come to expect—like borrowing books and media—and some you wouldn’t expect—like getting online homework help and buying beverages from the vending machines.
Since we want your account information to be accurate and up-to-date, we’re requiring all current cardholders to get the new card by March 1, 2009. But why wait? Your card can look a whole lot better today!