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Readers AdvisorHey!  I'm Lisa G - your guide to "What Do I Read Next?".  Look around this page to find ideas for your next read.  Many of our lists are hand-selected and linked to the catalog, making it easy to place requests.  Have a blast!
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Stommish Reading Print Email

Jacket cover from The countdown to next weekend's Lummi Stommish Water Festival has begun!  Stommish began after WWII to welcome home war veterans and today is a multi-cultural contemporary Coast Salish gathering which includes fun and enjoyment for the whole family.  Highlighting some of the Native authors in the library collection, Richard Wagamese is an author and journalist from the Ojibway Wabasseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario.  Now living in Kamloops, B.C., his novel Indian Horse is the story of Saul Indian Horse; forced to attend residential school, he finds salvation temporarily through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. Far more difficult than his battles on the ice, however, are the internal battles he must fight to survive amid obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement.  Click "read more" for more author/artist suggestions ...

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Reading Award Winners Print Email

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When you are in one of those between-books times, with nothing on your request list and no holds waiting for you to pick up, award winners can be great candidates to fill your reading void.  The libray catalog makes this easy by linking to a number of reknowned awards in different genres.  It even draws your attention to award winners that are available now on the awards home page.  Check it out!  (TIP: Every time you leave the awards page and return to it, different "available awards titles" are brought to your attention.)

 
Guides to Summer Fun with Kids Print Email

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This summer, help your kids explore new adventures with Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. This 350-page resource is filled with activities, including science experiments, crafts, trivia, games and adventures. Encouraging parent participation, the book also helps to create a sense of self-reliance in children who may be used to disappearing behind their electronic toys. With four categories to choose from--You, Home, Society and Adventure--children should have no problem finding something different to do. Parents will enjoy watching as their kids learn to "create instead of consume," while having fun in the process.  For other titles, click on covers above or other titles on Family Recreation.

 
Countering the Zombie Threat Print Email

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Written as an "oral history" of a global zombie war that almost wiped out humanity, World War Z by Max Brooks has become a favorite in the zombie genre since it was published in 2006. This summer, a movie adaptation starring Brad Pitt comes to the silver screen. But before you go to the theater, read the whole story, which comes complete with practical advice on how to deal with zombies when they arrive, as well as first-hand accounts from those who were there and lived to tell the tale. Fans of postapocalyptic fiction and well-crafted alternate history will savor every page.  Already read it?  Warm Bodies is another zombie tale also made into a movie, or chose from dozens of others in zombie fiction.

 
Big Library Read Author Chat Print Email

Photo of author Michael Malone, 60ish, sport jacket and collarless shirt, balding or shaved headA recent blog post talked about the Big Library Read program where, for a limited time, Overdrive is offering unlimited access to The Four Corners of the Sky and encouraging readers from participating libraries to borrow and read the ebook format.  TODAY (5/23), as part of this program, author Michael Malone has agreed to do a Facebook chat, giving readers from across the globe the opportunity to ask questions about his book, his life, or anything else!  The chat starts at 5pm our time and you can sign in as a guest (so you don't need a Facebook account to participate or "listen" in).  Sounds interesting! 

 
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