Friday, June 2, 2017

#ShelfLife - June 2, 2017

It was a short week, but we still managed to connect patrons with some wonderful books!

The first book, Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase, is the selection for next week's Book Buzz book club at the Cumming Library. By popular request from patrons, Book Buzz will meet as both a day and evening book club. Book Buzz Twilight will meet at 6:30 p.m. on June 8, concurrently with Twilight Tales storytime, so bring your children along, too!

Two of this week's selections, Where Will I Live? and The Lines We Cross, would be perfect for taking the Reading Without Walls challenge this summer.

What's that? You don't know about Reading Without Walls? Anyone can join the challenge simply by finding something new and different to read, such as:
  • Reading a book about a character who doesn't look like you or live like you
  • Reading a book on a topic you don't know much about
  • Reading a book in a format that you don't normally read for fun, such as a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, or an audiobook

Step out of your comfort zone and read something new. If you'd like to recommend a book, leave a comment below and your suggestion could be featured on our Instagram #ShelfLife feed next week.

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We’ve come a long way since the first nail polish was made from a mixture of bees’ wax and gum Arabic around 3,000 B.C. Today, @essiepolish is celebrating the first annual National Nail Polish Day. If you’re looking for fresh ideas to paint your own nails, check out this stack of books bursting with ideas for going well beyond a simple coat of polish (L to R): NAIL CARE TIPS & TRICKS by Emma Carlson Berne; TOTALLY COOL NAILS: 50 FUN AND EASY NAIL ART DESIGNS FOR KIDS by Catherine Rodgers (@totallycoolnails, and keep reading, she’s got a book on this list for grown-ups, too!); NAIL CANDY: 50+ IDEAS FOR TOTALLY COOL NAILS by Donne & Ginny Geer (@heynicenails); DIY NAIL ART: EASY, STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR 75 CREATIVE NAIL ART DESIGNS by Catherine Rodgers; and NAILS, NAILS, NAILS! 25 CREATIVE DIY NAIL ART PROJECTS by Madeline Poole (@mpnails). #firstannual #NationalNailPolishDay #ShelfLife #nonfiction #kidsnonfiction #beautybooks #nails #heynicenails #stylesecrets #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #amreading
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