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Audiobooks can help decipher the most difficult readings

The rigorous expectations for reading only increases as you move through your high school years, yet you and your peers still struggle with concentration.  Reading has a hypnotic quality that puts you to sleep or sends you in reverie.  You read a chapter only to realize you hadn’t comprehended any of it at all.  The struggle is real! Continue reading “Audiobooks can help decipher the most difficult readings”

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Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds | Books | The Guardian

Data collected from a study consisting of 160,000 adults in 31 countries suggests that a sizable home library gives teens literacy skills equivalent to university graduates Continue reading “Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds | Books | The Guardian”

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In Honor of Those who have Served

In honor of those who have served our country and the values for which it stands, we have on display a collection of novels and nonfiction telling the stories of veterans and their families, and the experiences of wartime.

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October is almost gone!

October is almost gone! Don’t miss out on this month’s horror display.

What makes a good horror story?  In my estimation it is the story’s proximity to real life:  Could this really happen?

Monsters and ghosts are never as fearsome as the mental derangement of a friend, neighbor, family member, or of one’s self.

Check out some of the classics

  • Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Or check out more contemporary works

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  • or several selections by Stephen King, the king of horror!

Selections can be checked out in traditional form, or one-click for digital format on your device!

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New Online: Recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature | Library of Congress Blog

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In the spirit of National Hispanic Heritage month – and a love for literature! – the Library of Congress has made available recordings of Hispanic and Latino authors reading from their works in the native language.  The recording date from the 1950’s to the present, with some selections in native South and Central American and Basque languages.

New Online: Recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature. A blog post at “Library of Congress Blog” on 2018-10-23.

Source: New Online: Recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature | Library of Congress Blog