Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Are You Ready for the Season of Ghosties?

I ain't afraid of no ghosts!

Start October off right by watching the original Ghostbusters!

Come join us at the Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015. 

Then follow up with a few good ghost stories:

Adult Fiction

Dark Ghost: a Carpathian Tale--Christine Feehan
Snowblind--Christopher Golden
The Winter Ghosts--Kate Mosse
Rooms: A Novel--Lauren Oliver
I Remember You: a Ghost Story--Yrsa Siguroottir

Children's Books

Shutter--Courtney Alameda
Ready, Set, Ghost!--Elizabeth Baguley
Who's Haunting the White House?--Jeff Belanger
Ghosts and Other Spirits of the Dead--Ruth Owen

And while you're here, check out these new titles!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In honor of Banned Books Week

Banned Books That Shaped America

According to the Library of Congress created an exhibit, "Books that Shaped America," that explores books that "have had a profound effect on American life." Below are a few of the listed books that have been banned or challenged in the past. However, you can check them out at one of your Lakeland Public Libraries.

BelovedToni Morrison, 1987

The Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903

Catch-22, Joseph Heller, 1961

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953

For Whom the Bell TollsErnest Hemingway, 1940

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936

The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck, 1939

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, 1966

The JungleUpton Sinclair, 1906

Leaves of GrassWalt Whitman, 1855

Moby Dick; or The Whale, Herman Melville, 1851

Native Son, Richard Wright, 1940

Our Bodies, OurselvesBoston Women’s Health Book Collective, 1971

The Red Badge of CourageStephen Crane, 1895

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

Stranger in a Strange LandRobert A. Heinlein, 1961

A Streetcar Named DesireTennessee Williams, 1947

Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston, 1937

To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee, 1960

Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher Stowe, 1852

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, 1963