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Blog Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Posted 10/14/21 by Eric S
Get in the Halloween mood with these eerie, gruesome, and macabre comic book tales.Continue Reading: Horror Comics for Spooky Season
Posted 10/06/21 by Morgan B
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!Continue Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres - Part 6
Posted 10/01/21 by Franco V
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.Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Comics & Graphic Novel Edition
Posted 09/29/21 by Morgan B
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.Continue Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres - Part 5
Posted 09/26/21 by Jozlyn H
How can a book series be the most challenged in the 21st century, yet the best-selling series of all time? Find out here!Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Harry Potter: The Most Challenged Book of the 21st Century
Posted 09/22/21 by Eric S
Check out these comics by some of our favorite Latinx creators!Continue Reading: Comics and Graphic Novels for Latinx Cultural Heritage Month
Posted 09/14/21 by Joyce S.
Are you looking for a good scary story? YA fiction is full of good horror: from ghosts to demons, spine-chilling houses to serial killers. Take a look at any of these stories to get you through the Halloween season. Just be sure to keep a bit of light on at night (to go to the bathroom, not because you’re scared of the creepy things that go bump in the night…)Continue Reading: Frightfully Good Young Adult Horror Just in Time for Halloween
Posted 09/07/21 by Joyce S.
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!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Fall 2021
Posted 08/25/21 by April S
Explore a variety of fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, and science fiction perfect for book lovers!Continue Reading: Bookception: Books about Books, Libraries, Reading, and Writing
Posted 08/18/21 by April S
A diverse selection of short reads in mystery, science fiction, general fiction and eMagazines.Continue Reading: Short Stories and eMagazines: Perfect Quick Reads for Busy People
Posted 08/06/21 by Joyce S.
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!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Summer 2021
Posted 07/20/21 by Morgan B
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.Continue Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres - Part 4
Posted 07/13/21 by Eric S
Before seeing Black Widow, get your superheroine fix with these Marvel adventuresContinue Reading: Get Ready for Black Widow with Marvel’s Greatest Superheroines
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 07/06/21 by Sam P.
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.Continue Reading: Classics Retold
Posted 06/23/21 by Morgan B
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.Continue Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to Scifi Subgenres Part 3
Posted 06/16/21 by Juliette H
Here’s a second list of some of my favorite books that are just a little out there, and under 200 pages long.Continue Reading: Novel Novellas Round 2
Posted 06/11/21 by Patrick and Joe
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.Continue Reading: A Year of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Posted 06/08/21 by Fact & Fiction
A variety of reading recommendations hand picked by the Fact & Fiction librarians.Continue Reading: Fact and Fiction Recommends Summer 2021
Posted 05/28/21 by Joyce S.
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!Continue Reading: To All the Otaku, with Love (May 2021)
Posted 05/21/21 by Sam P.
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.Continue Reading: Books and Other Strange(r) Things
Posted 05/18/21 by Joyce S.
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!Continue Reading: Recs for The Witcher Fans
Posted 05/18/21 by Joyce S.
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!Continue Reading: YA Books for Seekers of the Immersive Gaming Experience
Posted 05/10/21 by Morgan B
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.Continue Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres Part 2
Posted 05/07/21 by Joyce S.
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...Continue Reading: Teenage Witchy Reads