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Jul. 20, 2014 at 3:24pm CHILL With a TRILLer

Adult Summer Reading is going gangbusters. This week we have some new thrillers to suggest.
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Jul. 10, 2014 at 5:17pm Armchair Travel Suggestions

Don't melt in the heat! Let's do a little traveling with these summer reading suggestions: Read more

Jul. 2, 2014 at 3:35pm Super Suggestions

Literary Elements-the Adult Summer Reading Program started on June 16th and we are looking forward to a summer of delicious reads. Each week we will offer some reading suggestions from different genres to add to your summertime reading list.

First up is historical fiction. Rich stories set in the past have always been a favorite of mine and here are a few titles set in America’s past that I can highly recommend:

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May. 9, 2014 at 5:44pm Happy Mother's Day!!!

There’s more to Mother’s Day than a bouquet of flowers or breakfast in bed…..Here are some great books for moms everywhere:

Glitter and Glue (Ballantine Books, 2014) by Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan recalls her mother saying, “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” and this line comes full circle in the author’s experience in a moving and entertaining memoir.

Mom Needs Chocolate: Hugs, humor and hope for Surviving Motherhood (Regal, 2009) by Debora Coty. Get ready to laugh out loud as Coty offers outrageously funny stories and tips for those run down by the diaper-by-diaper day of the endlessly exhausted young “mom”.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Little, Brown & Company, 2012) by Maria Semple. Did you miss this popular, bestselling book when it came out? If you’re a mom looking for a little escape and a hilarious satire about life in the suburbs, Bernadette is for you.

Mom & Me & Mom (Random House, 2013) by Maya Angelou. The prize winning author offers an account of healing and love in her memoir of rebuilding a relationship with her mother after a 10 year absence.

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born (HarperCollins 1996) by Jaime Lee Curtis. Illustration: Laura Cornell. Yes, it’s a children’s book but it’s actually just as entertaining for adults. Tell Me Again… has become a classic and it offers a charming and joyful celebration of adoption, babies and family. Cornell’s funny and whimsical illustrations provide a perfect complement to the author’s humor.

Three Weeks With Lady X (Avon, 2014) by Eloisa James. This is the perfect selection for the moms who receive the gift of a few hours to themselves on Sunday. If historical romance is your guilty pleasure, you cannot do better than Eloisa James. Sizzling romance, appealing characters and a great plot are the author’s hallmarks and this book doesn’t disappoint.

Aug. 1, 2013 at 11:50am Adult Summer Reading

August 1st! Can you believe that the summer is more than half over? So many great books still to read… What’s the best book you’ve read so far?

Among my many summer reads, I have three standouts that I can heartily recommend.

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Jun. 23, 2012 at 3:37pm Book Lovers Program

Adult Summer Reading kicks off on Monday, June 25th with an evening of booktalks at 7:00 PM in the South Meeting Room.

We'll book talk about 30 plus titles for your summer reading enjoyment and give you some tips on books being released in the coming summer months. Annotated lists of all books will be available.

Join us for an evening of fun and get ready to read through the summer. Adult Summer Reading Game Board entries are ready for you to play. Win Elements Frozen Yogurt cards and be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing for a $50.00 Barnes & Noble Gift card.

If you love books and summer reading, this is the event for you. See you there!

 

 

Dec. 30, 2011 at 10:51am Miss Carol's Favorites from 2011

As a Children's Librarian, I get asked to recommend books for children all the time.  As 2011 comes to an end, I created a list of all my personal favorite book finds from 2011.  In this list, there is a little something for everyone.  There are a few picture books that my son and I enjoyed together.  There are some great informative books.  Plus, there are some books that I just enjoyed for the pictures or the stories.  Take a peek, you might find something that will become one of your favorites. 

Go to http://www.cityofpuyallup.org/library/page.php?id=183

Sep. 19, 2011 at 4:41pm Saturday Film Program

The 2011-12 season of free Saturday movies starts this coming Saturday at the Puyallup Public Library.  For this year’s Film series, the season extends from September 24 through April 21, and contains films selected for both your entertainment and education. Showtime is 2:00 PM.

This week's film (9/24/11) will be THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING (Not rated but suitable for mature audiences, 103 minutes). It has been selected to recognize its director, the well known poet, author and film director: Mr. Sherman Alexie, who will appear in person at the library at 7:00 pm on October 4 to speak about book banning in the United States.

FANCYDANCING is semi-autobiographical. It tells of a successful Seattle poet who grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation but who has rarely returned since leaving college. His fame has caused resentment on the “rez” because his poems tell the stories of others as well as his own. Complicating matters even further has been his coming out as a gay person.

Please Note: This week's film will have to be shown without subtitles, since none were burned into the available DVD.

For a full review of THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING, see Film Critic.com

Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:25pm Get a head start on National Dog Day

August 26 is National Dog Day!  Get a start on celebrating a day all about our favorite canine friends with some great books from your library.  Young or old, here are some favorite dog reads: Read more

May. 7, 2010 at 10:56am Book Review: Before I Fall

What if you had only one day to live?  What would you do?  Who would you kiss?  Or tell off?  Who would you say goodbye to, and how would you tell them?  Who would your last hours with?  And how far would you go to try to save your own life?

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Feb. 12, 2010 at 2:34pm Hunger Games Book 3 announced!

It's here!  It's here!  Okay, the book isn't actually here, and it won't be here until the end of August, which seems a very, very long ways away.  But at the very least we now have a cover and a title about which we may fantasize!  The title of the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy is... Read more

Oct. 16, 2009 at 12:19pm Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

What comic book series am I wild about right now?  Why, it's Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley!  It's about Scott, a lovable Canadian slacker, and his mysterious, awesome, possibly-a-secret-ninja girlfriend, Ramona Flowers.  Oh, and his roommate, Wallace Wells, and his band, the Sex Bob-ombs, and all of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends....
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Oct. 9, 2009 at 3:42pm Gear School the graphic novel

Last time Bonnie went shopping at Spy Comics I got the chance to go with her.  We both brought back plenty of comics and graphic novels for the library.  Rich, the comic shop owner, suggested that Bonnie purchase Gear School by Adam Gallardo.  I checked it out as soon as it was ready and loved it!  Futuristic high school, fighting robots, and a war with aliens... Read more

Sep. 25, 2009 at 3:38pm Sleeping Beauty all over again!

Forget what you know about Sleeping Beauty, her handsome prince, and that wicked witch who put the curse on her in the first place!  Alex Flinn has written a whole new version of the story, called A Kiss In Time.  Princess Talia is not so sweet, her prince isn't really a prince at all, and that wicked witch actually had a reason to lay on that curse! Read more