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No Capes Required! Comics Embrace All Literary Genres

Posted 9 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with action, adventure, comic books, dystopias, graphic novels, Horror, Short Stories, Superheroes, westerns and Young Adult Fiction

If you haven’t picked up a comic in a while, one of these titles may be the perfect place to get reacquainted.

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Storytelling and Our Communities: Part II: Alzheimers

Posted 11 months ago by Heidi Y.

Posted in Education, Research and Resources, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with Alzheimer's disease, caregivers and storytelling

Storytelling is the way I connect with other human beings, every day. One of the most amazing audiences to engage and connect with are adults with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

Posted about 1 year ago by Joseph C

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, Movies and Music and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Action & Adventure, alien invasions, creature films, Readers' Advisory, robots and Sci-Fi Action

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

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, 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.

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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction and Graphic Novels, Movies and Music, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | 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.

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

Posted about 1 year ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels and Science Fiction and 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.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, 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, reading recommendations, 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.

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