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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)

Librarian Book Club for February

  • Posted on: 28 January 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

We are kicking off our new Librarian Book Club pick of the month. Each month, our librarians will select the "next bestseller" for you and/or your book club.

Our February selection is "Bowlaway" by Elizabeth McCracken. 

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Place a hold in our catalog.

A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley

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…

Book Review - 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood

  • Posted on: 20 August 2018
  • By: Brian Bess

A female dystopia mutated to its logical extreme Margaret Atwood wrote ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in 1984, a very important year in the history of dystopian fiction. Perhaps the number of the year inspired her; most definitely, the leanings toward theocratic authoritarianism expressed by organizations at that time such as the Moral Majority. The dystopian framework was the best suited for a novel about events that had happened multiple times throughout human history, projected into a possible recurrence in the U.S. Atwood has repeatedly insisted that she invented none of the developments in the novel; everything that happens in the novel has occurred at some point in the past.

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