Jon Schafle's blog

May the Fourth Be With You

  • Posted on: 3 May 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

    May the Force be with you, always. It's become a tradition to celebrate all things Star Wars on May the Fourth (get it?), and we have lots of materials available to help you get into the spirit of a that galaxy long ago and far, far away whether you're feeling nostalgic, looking to jump back in, or curious and just starting fresh we have the perfect places for you to start!

The Life & Times of Captain Marvel(s)

  • Posted on: 13 March 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

The next installment in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, just hit theaters recently and DC has its next release with Shazam set to come out in early April, but beyond being comic book movies from rival publishers do they have anything else in common? Strangely enough, their stories are linked in a tale that begins back in the 1940's.

In the beginning (1940's-1960's)

Gearing up for the Halloween Season

  • Posted on: 1 October 2018
  • By: Jon Schafle

As summer winds to a close and a chill slowly begins to creep into the air we approach my favorite time of year, Fall and the Halloween season! From a young age I’ve always loved Halloween and all things spooky and working in a library gives me the perfect opportunity to share my passion with our patrons of all ages...you’re never too young or old to get into a fiendishly festive mood whether it’s October or not! I’ve put together a libguide (a sort of library research guide) specifically for Halloween and horror books broken down by age range and type that you can browse at guides.hmcpl.org/horror [1]. Some of my favorite reads are on the quirky side of horror with a dash of humor and 80’s nostalgia. Here are some of my all time favorites…