Blog

The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

Posted 3 months 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.

Continue Reading

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

Posted 3 months 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, women, women authors 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.

Continue Reading

I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted 4 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

Continue Reading

Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted 4 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

Continue Reading

DIY Booklists

Posted 6 months ago by Jan C

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with adventure stories, book lists, book lovers, booklists, friends, gifts, library catalog, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions and sharing

Share your best reads list with friends so they can borrow confidently.

Continue Reading

The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, book recommendations, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary Fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

Continue Reading