Now that we've put that combination in your head, we bet you might just dig out your old copy of that Daphne du Maurier novel and sit down to read it with a scoop of ice cream.
When you finish, don't forget to record it in your summer reading log! Patrons who register and reach their summer reading goal will be entered in a grand prize raffle drawing for the prizes we announced for kids, teens, and adults on Instagram earlier this week.
Join us on Instagram next week for more #ShelfLife recommendations for #ReadingWithoutWalls and great books for kids to read with Dad on Father's Day.
Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! We're celebrating with a scoop of our favorite flavor as we read some great books on making your own favorite summer treat at home. Pictured here are A LA MODE: 120 RECIPES IN 60 PAIRINGS by Bruce Weinstein and @markscarbrough; SWEET CREAM AND SUGAR CONES: 90 RECIPES FOR MAKING YOUR OWN ICE CREAM AND FROZEN TREATS FROM BI-RITE CREAMERY by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker, and Dabney Gough of @biritecreamery; THE PERFECT SCOOP: ICE CREAMS, SORBETS, GRANITAS, AND SWEET ACCOMPANIEMENTS by @davidlebovitz; and JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS AT HOME by @jenibrittonbauer of @jenisicecreams. #nationalchocolateicecreamday #ShelfLife #icecream #alamode #theperfectscoop #summer #dessert #cookbooks #nonfiction #cooking #bookstagram #amreading #librariesofinstagram
you read and loved REBECCA, go behind the story to see author Daphne Du Maurier as a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old lady in MANDERLEY FOREVER: A BIOGRAPHY OF DAPHNE DU MAURIER by @tatianaderosnay. Then, check out other Du Maurier works in our collection, such as FRENCHMAN'S CREEK and THE BIRDS (yes, we mean the Alfred Hitchcock film, as it was based on a story by Du Maurier) and fictional works by Tatiana de Rosnay, such as SARAH'S KEY, A SECRET KEPT, and A PARIS AFFAIR. #ShelfLife #bookstagram #summerreading #amreading #nonfiction #biography #manderleyforever #fiction #romanticsuspense #romance #mystery #daphnedumaurier #tatianaderosnay #writersofinstagram #librarygarden #gardensofinstagram
THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES by Ken Liu, a collection of thought-provoking short stories that range from realistic to fantastical, was recommended to us by Nicholas Y. at the Sharon Forks Library. Nicholas says his favorite stories were "The Paper Menagerie", "An Advanced Readers' Picture Book of Comparative Cognition", and "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary". If you're looking for something beyond beach reads this season, give THE PAPER MENAGERIE a read and let us know what you think. If you liked the book, you might be interested to know that Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. He's a winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards and is writing a silkpunk epic fantasy series called THE DANDELION DYNASTY. Place a hold on the first two books, THE GRACE OF KINGS and THE WALL OF STORMS, in our online catalog. #ShelfLife #staffpick #ReadingWithoutWalls #shortstory #amreading #fiction #scifi #fantasy #thepapermenagerie #kenliu #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram
Looking for something new and interesting to read this summer for your #ReadingWithoutWalls challenge? Check off the “read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you” box when you check out WHAT THE DEAD LEAVE BEHIND, the first in the new Gilded Age Mystery series by Rosemary Simpson. In the gilded age of Manhattan, the Great Blizzard of 1888 provides the perfect cover for the murder in this tale of old money, new love, and grave suspicion. Be among the first to check it out at the library this month! #whatthedeadleavebehind #rosemarysimpson #seriesdebut #historicalfiction #mystery #amreading #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #fcplstories #readingwithoutwalls
Help your kids learn Spanish this summer with SALSA DVDs! We are grateful to Georgia Public Broadcasting (@gpbmedia) for providing SALSA, a television series designed to make language learning fun for children to our community. The SALSA I set contains 30 lessons and the SALSA II set contains 12 lessons. Look for the DVDs in the Easy Language Learning collection at all four FCPL branches this month and stay tuned to Instagram for information on additional DVDs from Georgia Public Broadcasting. #ShelfLife #georgiapublicbroadcasting #dvd #tv #languagelearning #spanish #SalsaTheSalamander #kidlit #summerreading #fcplstories