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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Readers' Advisory

Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

On July 16, 1951, J.D. Salinger published his only novel, Catcher in the Rye.  61 years later, Catcher in the Rye is still tops school reading lists.


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Readers' Advisory

Farewell Nadine Gordimer
Nobel Prize Winning Author
1923-2014



Nadine Gordimer  was the Nobel Prize-winning author of short stories and novels reflecting the disintegration of South African society. While her early works were in the tradition of liberal South African whites opposed to apartheid, her later works reflect a move toward more radical political and literary formulations.  She won a Nobel Prize in 1991. (Biography in Context)

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Readers' Advisory

Farewell Louis Zamperini
1917-2014
Olympic Runner, POW, World War II Veteran
Subject of the book, Unbroken
 
 


Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died on July 3, 2014. He was 97 years old.

Zamperini is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which is being made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie and is scheduled to be released in 2014. (Source: BBC.com)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Readers' Advisory

Dark Invasion: 1915 : Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
By Howard Blum (1914)


When a "neutral" United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs--including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster--devise a series of "mysterious accidents" using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department's Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy's plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Readers' Advisory

Farewell Maya Angelou
Author / Poet
1928 - 2014
 

Maya Angelou, author, poet, playwright, stage and screen performer, and director, was best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), which recalls a young African American woman's discovery of her self-confidence.  In addition to her books of autobiography, Angelou wrote several volumes of poetry that further explore the South, racial confrontation, and the triumph of black people against overwhelming odds.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Freeport Authors


On May 21, 2014, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, North American Region, donated a copy of their new book Providing Global Leadership and Service and Timeless Service Since 1966 to the Freeport Memorial Library.  Pictured: seated (l to r)  Nkenge Gilliam, Historian - Theta Iota Omega; Doris White, Historian Emerita - Theta Iota Omega; Standing (l to r) Regina G. Feeney, Librarian, Freeport Memorial Librarian; Gladys S. Andrews - Theta Iota Omega - President; Deborah Santiago - Theta Iota Omega - 2nd Vice President; Cynthia J. Krieg, Librarian, Freeport Memorial Library.  This book will be added to the Library's Local Author Collection.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Readers' Advisory

The Fault In Our Stars
by John Green (2012)


Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.