September 2020

Drive-in Double Features Part Four

  • Posted on: 22 September 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

Drive-In Double Features #4

 

Drive-in season is still in full swing. Run to your Kitchen Snack Bar for some ice cold beverages, maybe a piping hot slice of pizza or a pit cooked B-B-Q sandwich, and of course, popcorn and candy or delicious ice cream. The show is about to begin! (Remember, I’m just putting two movies together for the double features, there is no double feature option on Hoopla.)

 

Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf Episode 7

  • Posted on: 18 September 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In Episode 7, Michelle and Rob discuss new and old materials that they’re currently enjoying. Listen to the episode on Anchor and Spotify!

The Girl From Widow Hills       

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick—comes a riveting new novel of psychological suspense about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find a corpse at her feet.

Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

  • Posted on: 17 September 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

 

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) announced today that Dynetics and Mayor Battle’s Book Club donated $15,000 each to its Launchpad to Literacy Fund. The fund will purchase children’s print books for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL). 

Launchpad to Literacy Fund was developed after the Library faced a huge increase in demand for children’s print books since the pandemic, as more children are spending time and learning at home.

 

The Superhero I Did Not Realize I Needed

  • Posted on: 17 September 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

If someone asked me 3 years ago, "Who's your favorite superhero?" I would respond, "Batman, of course." The reason being, he is a regular guy without "superpowers," intelligent, rich, handsome, mysterious, the strong silent type, a man-of-few-words. Haha.

However, someone has taken Batman's place as my favorite superhero. Someone who has had an impact on people not just in comics as Black Panther but in real life-- that someone is Chadwick Boseman.

I know everyone has written, spoken, and posted about Chadwick Boseman's departure from us. I am still saddened and more likely will continue to be for a while. The thing is he represents what I wish of myself and others could be. You can tell he cared about his craft and wanted to tell the stories of the characters he portrayed.

Podcast Episode 6 Show Notes - Books and Movies that Inspired us

  • Posted on: 14 September 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In our 6th Episode, Rob and Michelle discuss some books and movies that have inspired them in some way. Give the podcast a go and hear the story behind Rob's picture with movie director Dan O'Bannon! As promised, here's the picture!

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Discussed in the show:

Psycho II by Robert Bloch

New Fiction On Our Hoopla Wishlist

  • Posted on: 5 September 2020
  • By: Annie Phillips

As librarians, one of the best parts of the job is when we get to find out about all the amazing, interesting books that are always coming out. One of the most difficult parts is when we realize we can't buy them all! Below is a list of adult fiction that has been published in the last six months that we couldn't get for our shelves inside the library, but are available right now on Hoopla! All you need is your HMCPL card to get started on this pile of great reads.

 

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