Monday, June 18, 2018

Vote for The Great American Read

The Great American Read, an eight-part television series hosted by Meredith Viera premiered on PBS in May, offering details about America's 100 best-loved novels. If you missed it, you can stream the two-hour special online.


Vote for Your Favorite Book

Over the summer, viewers can vote online at PBS.org and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter. Leading up to the finale in October, viewers will also be able to cast their votes by using SMS and toll-free voting. Instructions for voting are provided on PBS.org.


Let's Read!

PBS has a handy checklist for keeping track of which books you've read. We've also added direct links to all 100 books in the library catalog, where you can place a hold on the ones you'd like to read next using your library card.


Follow Along with FCPL Favorites

Library staff and volunteers have been sharing their favorite books from The Great American Reads list on Instagram. You can join the conversation by posting photos of your own favorites and tagging them with #GreatReadPBS.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Win Four Tickets to Tellus Science Museum

Share your thoughts about our Summer Reading Fun program on the Georgia Public Library Service Activity Outcomes survey and you'll be automatically be entered into our prize drawing for four free guest passes (including planetarium show) to the Tellus Science Museum!

Here's how to enter:
  1. Log into your FCPL summer reading account and click Activity Badges.
  2. Click the Summer Reading Survey badge.
  3. Click the blue link to take the GPLS Survey.
  4. When you’ve finished the survey, return to your summer reading account and click in the check box to complete the activity.
  5. Success! You'll see you've earned a new Spaceship activity badge and you'll be entered in the prize drawing.

Thank you for participating in Summer Reading Fun at FCPL. Remember to keep tracking your reading and activities to earn points and win prizes. See you at the library!



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Staff Picks: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine (Adult Fiction)

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

There's not much to like about narrator Amber Patterson who sets her sights on splitting up a wealthy couple and taking over as lady of the mansion. Amber quickly endears herself to the current Mrs. Parrish with an elaborate web of lies and then cultivates her friendship with the handsome Mr. Parrish and the couple’s two young daughters. You’ll be rooting against her but fascinated by the sneaky tactics Amber uses interject herself in what she sees as a fairy tale life. The Last Mrs. Parrish is a deliciously wicked summer read for fans of soap opera level backstabbing and plotting revenge. It’s a book I couldn’t put down.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist