Deep Cuts: Horrifying Hoopla Comics

  • Posted on: 30 October 2022
  • By: Jon Schafle

Greetings again boils and ghouls! Looking for something new to read digitally? I've scrounged the shadowy depths of the horror section of Hoopla to dredge up 13 of my favorite lesser known adult horror comics that we don't have available in our physical collection for your reading pleasure. So, settle in if you dare and take a look at some hair-raising Hoopla horror!


Fun Halloween Favorites

  • Posted on: 25 October 2022
  • By: Jon Schafle

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Halloween season! I've picked out ten of my current favorite books for younger readers to share this time around, both classics and a few new titles as well to share with your little monsters this October!  Clicking the book covers or titles below will bring you to our catalog where you can check availability and place them on hold:

Different Flavors of Horror Comics

  • Posted on: 17 October 2022
  • By: Jon Schafle

It's October and you have a craving for some horror to send a chill up your spine to offset the muggy Alabama weather, but you don't feel like reading the same out terrifying tales...maybe you have a sweet tooth for something different? Then empty out your Halloween pail and let's take a look at this year's haul and all the exciting new flavors you could sink your teeth into...


Horror Comedies

2022 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

  • Posted on: 4 August 2022
  • By: Jon Schafle

As summer rolls around once more it's time again to look at that Oscars of comics, the Will Eisner Awards which are presented each year at San Diego Comic Con. You can view a full listing of past winners available for borrowing on our graphic novel libguide. Take a look at the nominees and winners available in our collection and online through Hoopla:

Anonymous was a Woman

  • Posted on: 1 March 2022
  • By: ocarroll


"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." – Virginia Woolf


This quote from Virginia Woolf is more commonly recognized in its iconic rephrasing, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” But why is that the case?

Simply put: Female writers were often denied the freedom of claiming their own words.

A New Tale as Old as Time

  • Posted on: 26 February 2022
  • By: ocarroll


Contemporary Retellings of Fairy Tales

The tale may be old as time, but there are new ways to experience these rhymes! It is in the nature of fairy tales to be retold as time goes on. There are new lessons to teach, new messages to shape and new ways to frame these dearly beloved characters. Contemporary authors have not shied away from this challenge, continuing the longstanding tradition of retelling fairy tales by putting their own spin on classic stories.

Black Authors You Should Know

  • Posted on: 4 February 2022
  • By: ocarroll


Literature has always consisted of Black authors. These authors helped to shape literary movements, open the door for other Black authors in their genre to be heard and they made impactful changes in the world around them. However, many are still not well known today. As we enter Black History Month, we invite you to take time to check out some of these impactful Black authors and their contemporaries.


Octavia Butler



2021 Staff Favorites

  • Posted on: 18 January 2022
  • By: ocarroll


2021 brought readers all new stories to add to their "To Be Read" lists. Whether a new story or old, we all found a favorite read that we can't wait to share. The HMCPL staff had plenty of favorite books they read throughout 2021 and we wanted to share a few with you!


Children’s (Juvenile) Books


Don’t Hug Doug written by Carrie Finison Illustrated by Daniel Wiseman