Friday, October 6, 2017

#ShelfLife - October 6, 2017

Apparently everyone on Instagram had tacos on the brain this week!

We celebrated National Taco Day on Tuesday (naturally!) and we know one little girl who's been reading Henry Helps with Dinner on repeat all week long. Maybe her parents will bring her back to the library for National Brussel Sprouts Day or Eat Your Veggies Day and give our staff a challenge to find a book that she'll gobble up!

We're also in the prime season for scary stories and we shared a debut novel entitled In the Valley of the Sun, a scream-worthy tale of a cowboy who encounters the undead in the desert. Author Andy Davidson warns readers to enjoy his book by the light of day, just to be safe.

Looking ahead to next week, we've got two big announcements:

  1. All FCPL branches will be closed on Monday, October 9 for staff training. We'll come back with new ways to help you connect with knowledge and imagination on Tuesday, but be sure to visit the eLibrary at if you'd like to download a book or magazine.
  2. We're hosting three book club discussions of Bless Me, Ultima, the official UNG Reads book selection next week. Learn more about the book, book clubs, and a screening of the film later this month on the library's website.

Finally, brace yourselves, readers. We may be in for some stormy weather next week, so head into the library this weekend and restock your to-be-read pile!

Author @theandydavidson told @guestparking to read IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN only in the daylight and we suggest you take his advice. We won’t even make fun of you if you scream a little while you read…but seriously, read it in the light of day. About the book: Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But his nights soon take a terrifying turn in a desert cantina, where Travis crosses paths with a mysterious pale-skinned girl in red boots. Come the morning, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper, no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Reserve your copy at #ShelfLife #amreading #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #GeorgiaLibraries #debutnovel #horror #suspense #thriller #vampires #Texas #inthevalleyofthesun #andydavidson @skyhorsepub
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The University of North Georgia (UNG) will collaborate with local libraries, youth organizations, nonprofit groups, and businesses to promote a love of reading in our community with the launch of UNG Reads from September 30 through November 4. This year’s book selection is BLESS ME, ULTIMA by Rudolfo Anaya. The book is set in rural New Mexico in the 1940s and tells the story of a Mexican-American boy, Anthony, who learns to navigate the changing American landscape during World War II. He gets help from Ultima, a curandera (female faith healer) who guides him through the cultural, religious, and moral conflicts he faces in his community. Forsyth County Public Library will host three book club discussions and a screening of the film adaptation of the novel. Patrons are also invited to share a bit of their own wisdom or words of encouragement on Tree of Wisdom displays at the Cumming, Hampton Park, and Post Road Libraries during the month of October. #ShelfLife #UNGReads #BlessMeUltima #RudolfoAnaya #nationalhispanicheritagemonth #MexicanAmerican #WWII #historicalfiction #filmadaptation #bookstomovies #communityreads #FCPLstories #ForsythReads @georgialibraries @ung_news
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