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Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

Posted about 4 days ago by Joseph C

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with Action & Adventure, alien invasions, creature film, Read-Alikes, Readers' Advisory, robots, Sci-Fi Action and view-alikes

The upcoming release of the Universal Pictures film “Pacific Rim Uprising” on March 23, 2018 inspires a new look into past Sci-Fi gems involving Alien Invasions, Robots and unwinnable struggles.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge

Posted about 7 days ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted about 9 days ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, Readers' Advisory, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, fantasy, female authors, fiction, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, Sci-Fi, Teen and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted about 13 days ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Programs | Tagged with classic films, drama, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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