10 Books To Prepare You For Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
If you want to get into the Dungeons and Dragons mindset, these titles will prime your mind for the epic high fantasy, magic, and of course, dragons!
12 Books That Prove Black Girls are Magical
12 juvenile and young adult books featuring magical Black Girls.
There are 1,008 Species of Pokémon – Celebrate Them All on National Pokémon Day
Catch ‘em all on National Pokémon Day with these great books.
10 Ant-Man and the Wasp Comics to Prepare for Quantumania
Before you see Quantumania, be sure to check out these 10 stellar adventures from Marvel’s most famous size-variable heroes, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The Mandalorian Returns!
Celebrate the return of Mando and company with these great books from a galaxy far, far away.
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days, a novel by Jules Verne, turns 150 years old this month.
Book Clubbin’: Looking to Add a New Habit to Your New Year? Join a Library Book Group!
Looking to add a new habit to your new year? Consider joining one of our many book groups and to help hit your reading goals for 2023.
Best Books to Give as Gifts: Romance and Science Fiction/Fantasy Titles
A selection of romance and science fiction/fantasy books that will make great gifts.
Book Clubbin’: Looking for a Holiday Party? Join a Library Book Group!
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Consider joining one of our many book groups.
10 Books to Read If You Like Jennifer Armentrout
10 books to read if you like science fiction/fantasy mixed with a little (or a lot) of romance.
8 Essential Time Travel and Physics Titles to Get Ready for 1899
1899 hit Netflix, and we're about to dive down a rabbit hole of time travel and spooky action.
Book Clubbin’: Now is the Perfect Time to Join a Library Book Group
Are you spending a more time indoors now that the weather is cooling down? Consider joining one of our many book groups this November.
10 Best Black Adam and Shazam Comics
Excited for the upcoming Black Adam movie? Check out these great comics featuring him and his arch-nemesis, Shazam!
10 Vampire Titles for People Who Still Have Blood
It's spooky season, so read and watch these vampire titles.
Banned Books Week: Comics and Graphic Novels
Celebrate Banned Books Week by checking out these 5 controversial (but fantastic) comics and graphic novels.
Rick and Morty Returns, These 10 Books Might Just Turn You Into Pickle Rick
It's time to break out the szechuan sauce, Rick and Morty is back!
10 Great Comics from Jack “The King” Kirby
Celebrate iconic comic artist Jack Kirby’s birthday with these 10 exceptional superhero books.
Top 10 Comics to Read When Hulking Out to She-Hulk
She-Hulk makes her Marvel Cinematic debut on Disney+ on August 18. Here are the comics you need to read to learn all about the superhero legacy of Jennifer Walters
Five Ways to Remember Late Actress Nichelle Nichols
She left the bridge of the Starship Enterprise only sparingly, but as Lieutenant Uhura, the late Nichelle Nichols beamed herself directly into the American consciousness.
10 Best Thor Comics to Read After Watching Thor: Love and Thunder
Celebrate Thor: Love and Thunder by checking out our favorite comics featuring the God of Thunder.
Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2022 So Far
We’re halfway through 2022 and there’s been so many great graphic novels and comics to read!
Paper Girls Hits Amazon Prime, Here’s What You Need to Read
As the television adaptation of Paper Girls hits Amazon Prime, here are the books you need to read.
Rachel Recommends: 6 New(ish) Must Read Books for Summer 2022
I’ve curated a little selection of books you might want to add to your beach bag when you feel like skipping town. Isolate yourself in a hammock and get reading!
5 Titles to Get Hyped for the Return of The Boys
The Boys is an irreverent, hyper-violent comic book series and TV series that sends up the superhero genre. Here are some comics and movies you should read and see to get hyped.
6 Must-Read Ms. Marvel Comics
Ms. Marvel debuts on Disney+ and these are the comics you need to read to get caught up on the adventures of Kamala Khan.
15 Films from the 1980s to Watch if You Love Stranger Things
Celebrate the return of Stranger Things with 15 classics from the ‘80s.
9 Books For Adults Who Read Harry Potter
Are you an adult muggle looking for a book to read? This is the blog for you!
15 Books to Read After Watching Our Flag Means Death
The end of Our Flag Means Death may have left you with a pirate-shaped void in your life, but these books can get you through it.
6 Obi-Wan Kenobi Books to Read
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series hits Disney+ and now is a great time to get caught up on the adventure of the titular Jedi master.
10 Best Doctor Strange Comics
Excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Check out some of the Sorcerer Supreme’s greatest comic book adventures.
5 Comics To Read If You Like Moon Knight
Excited for Moon Knight on Disney+? The library has plenty of comics for fans of the so-called Fist of Khonshu.
In the Spirit of Things
All of these books have call numbers which means it's all real, right? Right?
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres – Part 6
We finish “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres” with our last two subgenres, one old and one new. Until next time, live long and prosper!
Banned Books Week 2021: Comics & Graphic Novel Edition
Comics and graphic novels have a special place in the Banned Books pantheon as it tends to be easier to point to images as being “inappropriate” than taking the time to read a full text.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres – Part 5
Welcome to part five of “Morgan Talks About Her Favorite Niche Genres,” better known as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres.” The next two subgenres are my favorites partially because they can be so fun while bringing surprising gravitas when needed.
Banned Books Week 2021: Harry Potter: The Most Challenged Book of the 21st Century
How can a book series be the most challenged in the 21st century, yet the best-selling series of all time? Find out here!
Children’s Library & Teen Recommends – Summer 2021
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres – Part 4
Welcome to part four of my series, “SCI-FI—X-TREME EDITION,” or “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-fi Subgenres.” The next two subgenres are a little more serious in tone than those explored in previous posts but for some, the dark tone is the appeal.
Stories are constantly being retold with new and exciting twists. What's cool about book versions is that they usually don't feel like the subpar sequels or remakes Hollywood often subjects us to.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Scifi Subgenres Part 3
Welcome to part three of my series, “Morgan Gets Very Nerdy,” better known as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-fi Subgenres.” This post, we’ll talk about punks—sci-fi punks.
Novel Novellas Round 2
Here’s a second list of some of my favorite books that are just a little out there, and under 200 pages long.
A Year of Science Fiction and Fantasy
It's been 12 months of titles spanning the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy for this Online Book Club. Come read about our last 12 books and get a preview of the coming titles.
Fact and Fiction Recommends Summer 2021
A variety of reading recommendations hand picked by the Fact & Fiction librarians.
Books and Other Strange(r) Things
Stranger Things finally released a new season four teaser after shooting delays due to COVID-19. Since the release date has yet to be announced, you've got some time to catch up on these stories about events before and during the show.
Recs for The Witcher Fans
If you are like us and patiently waiting for the next season of The Witcher on your favorite streaming channel, check out these reads. Here’s hoping that they will help tide you over before the highly anticipated release day!
YA Books for Seekers of the Immersive Gaming Experience
Hello there, Player One. Choose what type of adventure you’d like to go on below. All of these titles feature some sort of Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) or similar environment. What are you waiting for? Pick one of these fabulous books to read today!
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres Part 2
Welcome to part two of my series, “Morgan Writes Excitedly About Her Favorite Genre”— I mean, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-fi Subgenres.” This time, we’ll dive a little deeper into specific subgenres with alien invasions and post-apocalyptic settings.
Teenage Witchy Reads
Whether you are a fan of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, or wishing that you are living it up at Hogwarts: here are some witchy-reads to satisfy your craving for long-lost magic. Sprinkle some lilac and gooseberries along the way as tribute to our current favorite witch, Yennefer of Vengerberg. Remember: not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres–Part 1
Few genres get such strong reactions as science fiction. But I believe that there’s a sci-fi story for everyone—yes, even the folks who hate Star Wars!
Fairy Tales for Adults
Behold, the perfect list for your fairy tale loving heart. Fairy tale stories and retellings for adult readers.
Fact and Fiction Recommends Spring 2021
Reading recommendations from the Fact and Fiction department Librarians at Main Library.
Happy Birthday Sarah J Maas!
In conjunction with Women’s History Month and her birthday, let us celebrate this author who is making women’s history as we speak… or read!
Children’s Library and Teen Recommends – Winter 2021
Check out what your Children's and Teen librarians have been reading lately!
Fantasy and Adventure Comics for Kids
For readers looking for a little escapism, here are some awesome fantasy and adventure comics.
Helping You Meet Those Reading Goals
Have you started a reading challenge yet this year? Maybe you need a little inspiration to log a few more books for TLCPL’s Winter Read. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to “read harder” this year. No matter what, the team at Kent Branch has you covered! We have curated a list of challenges to diversify your reads this year, and our staff has provided suggestions of some of their faves to match!
If you like Game of Thrones, you might like…
Whilst nothing can fully live up to one of the best epic fantasy series ever, give one (or all) of these a try. You might just find more books to love!
Happy Birthday, Isaac Asimov!
Contemporary science fiction recommendations for fans of a founder of the genre.
Fact and Fiction Recommends Winter 2021
Reading recommendations from the Fact and Fiction department Librarians at Main Library.
If You Like Fantasy
If you liked any of these five fantasy books, you may like these other titles, too!
Great Comics of 2020
It's the end of 2020! There are so many great comics and graphic novels to read! Here are some of the best.
Book Recommendations by Readers for Readers
We asked our social media followers to share the books that they love to read and now we want to share those with you!
12 Arresting Dystopian Novels for Adults
Stories exploring dark social and political themes in futuristic settings.
10 Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for Kids
A variety of imaginative sci-fi and fantasy books for children.
15 Atmospheric and Memorable Reads to Lose Yourself In
Welcome to our appeal series, which seeks to highlight a variety of books to help our readers find that next great read. In each post you'll find books that share similar appeal or elements
10 Must Read Science Fiction And Fantasy Books For Teens
A variety of sci-fi and fantasy novels for young adults.
15 Absorbing and Enthralling Supernatural Mysteries and Thrillers
Supernatural-themed stories filled with creatures, ghosts and paranormal phenomena.
12 Captivating and Compelling Reads
Get ready for an engrossing reading experience with these reading recommendations.
Need an Epic Game of Thrones Series Recap Before the Season Premiere? Find Everything You Need at Your Library
Game of Thrones series recaps, spoilers and more.
15 Compelling Dystopian Reads
Fans of dystopian fiction and the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell will appreciate the books in this blog post.
The Final Frontier: Great Books and Dvds on Outer Space
With NASA firmly setting sights on trips to Mars, what better time to look up and learn more about the universe around us? Fortunately, we have some fantastic books and DVDs to get us going.
10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018
The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.
12 Spooky and Terror-Filled Short Story Collections to Read with the Lights On
Spooky and haunting tales to read on Halloween or anytime.
10 Genuinely Funny Funny Fiction Books You’re Sure to Love
An eclectic mix of humorous books that are endlessly entertaining and quirky that will make you laugh out loud.
No Capes Required! Comics Embrace All Literary Genres
If you haven’t picked up a comic in a while, one of these titles may be the perfect place to get reacquainted.
Cats are the perfect protagonists, or side-kicks, because even though we know a lot about them, what we don’t know continues to intrigue and mystify us.
Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like
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.
Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback
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.
Psychological Horror: 10 Suspenseful and Creepy Reads
Fans of Ghost Stories, Horror and Psychological Suspense will enjoy this blog post.
What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!
Feel like there’s nothing interesting to read/watch/listen to lately? We can help!
FREE Flashlights & a Chance to WIN!
Stop in, pick up a FREE flashlight (while supplies last) and share a photo for a chance to WIN!
It Could Be Worse… Great Dystopian Reads
Feeling hopeless about recent political developments? If you think we’ve got it bad, prepare yourself for some wildly entertaining perspective!
Best of Fantastic Fiction: Clever, Quirky Fantasy and Science Fiction
Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman take note! Dark, clever stories with great characters, compelling plots and a wry appreciation for the weird have been gathered for your consumption.
Hero’s Journey – Monomyth
Do you love The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Lion King, or Moana? All of these novels and/or movies have a common literary technique identified as the Hero's Journey.
The science fiction genre encompasses a wide range of themes. When you're talking Sci-Fi ... the possibilities are endless.
Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments
Have you watched the Freeform TV series Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments? Did you know it was originally a book series written by Cassandra Clare. You can get those books, ebooks, or audiobooks now!
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