Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Top 10 New -to-Me Authors in 2016


Top 10 New to Me Authors in 2016

This list was a little more difficult than I had anticipated.  It appears that there were a handful of books I LOVED this year.  I mean, LOVED as in read multiple times cause...wow.  The rest?  Well, the rest I was just a little ambivalent toward - at least when it comes to newly discovered authors.  But I suppose that's just how it goes sometimes.

Happy reading!!

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
1) Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
(I read ALL things Amie Kaufman this year!)

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)
2) Sabaa Tahir

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)
3) Julie Murphy

Alienated (Alienated, #1) Starflight (Starflight, #1)
4) Melissa Landers

Unhooked
5) Lisa Maxwell

Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)
6) Mindy McGinnis

Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter
7) Annie F. Downs

Front Lines (Soldier Girl, #1)
8) Michael Grant

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
9) Robin Sloan

My Lady Jane
10) Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Monday, December 5, 2016

Library GrabBag: February Teen Programming Inspiration


It's that time of the month!  You might have noticed that we skipped January.  I'm working ahead to help DEMCO release calendars so that librarians and media specialists have a little more of a buffer when it comes to promoting and marketing programs.  There's a little bit of everything on here!  I've been trying to ad more "special" programs, so you'll notice STEM and after-hours events as well.

Working with DEMCO was an unexpected opportunity.  I've had a blast and want to thank everyone who has sent kind words and enthusiasm.  And also a special thank you to Liz at DEMCO for being so easy to work with and kind.   Don't forget to check out DEMCO's Ideas & Inspiration blog (http://ideas.demco.com/category/blog/) while you're at it.  There are SO many amazing professionals doing creative and innovate things in the library world.  What a blessing to work among such passionate individuals.

Hope you enjoy!

http://ideas.demco.com/blog/teen-activity-calendar-february-2017/

Monday, November 28, 2016

Library GrabBag: #GPLtalk Podcast Episodes 3 & 4

I forgot to post our last two podcasts!  Shame on me :)

Episode 3

We talked about how excited we were for the new Netflix Gilmore Girls episodes.  (Binged all four in a day.  Overall, I liked them.  I had a few issues with plot and there were moments when it seemed to drag on forever, but getting to spend time in Stars Hollow again was wonderful)

Episode 4

Fantastic Beasts!  We headed to the old-peoples midnight showing (gotta love a 6:30 release!) and then headed back to the library to gush.  It's a NO SPOILERS listen, so don't worry!
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