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Posted on August 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM by Genesis Gaule
From books to film to tv shows, the annual San Diego Comic Con always has exciting news for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books--and this year was no exception! So while you wait for the next Marvel blockbuster or want to dive deeper into the ever expanding world of Star Wars, the library has you covered.
Book-to-Screen adaptations were also announced! Here are the books on our shelves that will be coming to a screen near you:
by Amy M. Reeder & Brandon MontclareDisney+ | TV-Y7 | Winter 2022
After 13-year-old super-genius Lunella accidentally brings ten-ton T-Rex (Devil Dinosaur) into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the BFF duo works together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger. // Junior Graphic Novel, Superheroes, Action // Also in e-book
by J.R.R. TolkienAmazon | TV-14 | September 2, 2022
Amazon's "Ring of Power" series, set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', will follow characters both familiar and new as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. // Epic Fantasy, Adventure
by Mark GreaneyNetflix | PG-13 | Now streaming
When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he’s hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who's put a bounty on his head. Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, this film adapts the first book of Greaney's The Gray Man series. // Fiction, Thriller
by Neil GaimanNetflix | TV-MA | Now streaming
After years of imprisonment, Morpheus—the King of Dreams—embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power. // Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror
Theatrical | Not Yet Rated | March 2023
Based on the popular role-playing game, this movie set in the campaign setting of the Forgotten Realms follows a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic. Want to explore the Forgotten Realms before the movie drops? Read Starlight Enclave by R.A. Salvatore. // Fantasy, Adventure
New to the game? Check out our D&D guides and manuals to get started.
by Richelle MeadPeacock | TV-MA | September 15, 2022
In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women's friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society -- one as a powerful royal, the other a half-vampire guardian. // Fantasy, Drama
by Anne RiceAMC | TV-MA | September 18, 2022
In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac lives in Dubai and seeks to tell the story of his life or afterlife to renowned journalist Daniel Molloy. Focusing more on the gothic romance aspects of the story than the horror, this adaptation of the book shifts the book's timeline from 1791 to the New Orleans Storyville red light district right at the turn of the 20th century. // Fantasy, Horror, Drama
A slew of returning shows based on books were also announced! Including:
Tag(s): zombies, vampires, supernatural, science fiction, recommendations, movies, junior graphic novels, horror, graphic novels, Genesis Gaule, gaming, fiction, fantasy, comics
Posted on August 8, 2022 at 4:03 PM by Genesis Gaule
Art for adults with disabilities and their helpers! Come and make art with artist Therese Jacobson! Drop in Friday, August 12 between 9:30-11:30 am.
The Art of Teaching Children by Phillip Done
All I Learned from a Lifetime in the Classroom // From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day's tears, Done writes about the teacher's craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it--the children.
Finding Turtle Farm by Angela Tedesco
My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community-Supported Agriculture // On a twenty-acre farm in Iowa in 1995, Angela Tedesco planted the seeds of Turtle Farm, introducing Community Supported Agriculture to Iowa. In this book Tedesco recounts the adventure in all its down-and-dirty work and wonder.
Regenesis by George Monbiot
Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet // Drawing on advances in soil ecology, George Monbiot reveals how our changing understanding of the world beneath our feet could allow us to grow more food with less farming.
Joan by Katherine J. Chen
131 Recipes for the Bundt Cake Baker // This compendium of Bundt cakes features more than 100 recipes, tips, and techniques to help bake the perfect cake.
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Tag(s): teaching, nonfiction, farming, cookbooks, book notes, baking, autobiographies, agriculture
Posted on July 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule
Sorry everyone, but there will be no Storytime with Miss Andrea on Monday, August 8. Don't worry, though, you can still join us on Thursday, August 11!
A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt
Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss-including three miscarriages and the death of her grandmother and culminating in the unexpected death of her sister, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Held Evans-she was faced with sorrow she didn't know to face. This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.
The Last Days of the Dinosaurs by Riley Black
An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World // In this book, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the asteroid impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe.
Verissimus by Donald J. Robertson & Zé Nuno Fraga
The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius // The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.
A Novel of Joan of Arc // In Katherine J. Chen's hands, the myth and legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. This stunningly-researched novel is a sweeping narrative of her life, from a childhood steeped in both joy and violence, to her meteoric rise to fame at the head of the French army, where she must navigate both the dangers of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court.
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