Monday, October 28, 2013

Books & Media for Zombie Fans

This week the library, BASE (Building A Safer Evansville) and the Evansville Youth Center team up to bring middle school students a safe, entertaining Halloween event: our first-ever Zombie Night!

Here are the important details:

When: Wednesday, October 30th
What time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Creekside Place, 104 Maple Street
Who: 6th – 8th grade students

What goes on at a Zombie Night? Here’s a sampling:
  • Zombie lurch race
  • Zombie (or victim!) costume contest
  • Movieoke (just like karaoke, but with movies instead of songs)
  • Creepy cupcake bar
  • Zombie mural making

To get you ready for this evening of fun, here are a handful of zombie books, graphic novels, and movies that you can find at the library:

General fiction about zombies:

World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks (also available as an audiobook)
The End Games by T. Michael Martin
Zom-B Series by Darren Shan

Zombie movies:

Do you have questions or want to RSVP for Zombie Night? Call the library at 882-2260 or stop in and see us! We'll see you at Creekside on the 30th!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Books for Football Fans

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s football season! Whether you’re a die-hard Packers or Badgers fan or find the obsession with the sport to be totally nerve-wracking, there are books and more for you at the library.

Books on the ins and outs of the sport:

Books about leagues, teams, and people:

Football movies:

Stop in or give us a call if you’d like us to put one of these titles on hold for you, or do so yourself by signing in to RockCat. And enjoy the rest of the 2013 football season!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Celebrate the Wisconsin Book Festival!

This week we celebrate the Wisconsin Book Festival, which comes to our neck of the woods (it’s based in Madison at the branches of Madison Public Library) at the end of the week. The weekend is packed full of literary events, from author signings to writing workshops to poetry readings, and on and on. So, on the blog this week, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the wonderful Wisconsin writers we have in our collection. 

Sidenote: our wonderful library clerk Barb N. has been setting up a little display next to the CD rack highlighting a different Wisconsin writer every couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for those!

Popular Wisconsin writers:
  • Jerry Apps – a popular writer of Wisconsin farm and rural life, Mr. Apps writes both fiction and non-fiction/memoirs.
  • Ilsa J. Bick – a young adult author from Wisconsin. Ms. Bick’s books are mysteries with a blend of fantasy and realism.
  • Jacquelyn Mitchard – writes for all ages, including picture books, young adult mystery novels, and love stories for adults.
  • Kathleen Ernst – Ms. Ernst’s books follow a range of Wisconsin cultural mainstays, from the American Girl stories to a mystery involving Old World Wisconsin!
  • Ruth Ann MontgomeryEvansville’s own wonderful historian and former library director has a number of books that celebrate Evansville’s storied past.
  • Jennifer Chiaverini – Ms. Chiaverini is the author of the popular Elm Creek Quilts novel series.

Other Wisconsin titles to enjoy:

There are many more where those came from, but we’re out of time for today! If you make it up to Madison this weekend, have a great time at the Book Festival!

P.S. Our assistant director Laura will be up at the Central Branch of the Madison Public Library hosting drop-in art-making workshops all day on Saturday October 19th. Feel free to drop by and make some art with her!