Off the Shelf - Blog
10. The Vampire Diaries series
Some of these books have new movies coming out this summer: Hunger Games, the Hobbit, and Percy Jackson. The Pretty Little Liars and the Vampire Diaries are still showing on TV and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever animated film will be released this Christmas. If you haven't already, now is the time to read the books while waiting for the movies or new season to start!
Of course, you can also find some new favorites this summer. The library shelves are full of good books waiting to be discovered!
~ Book Ninja
Pssst! Go to the Murphy-Wilmot Library and fill out a book recommendation to be entered into a drawing for a free book each month. The more recommendations you fill out, the more chances you have to win! We have comics, manga, and other fun books - the choice is yours! And hey, you're going to be reading books for those cool prizes anyway, right?
Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas tells the story of what is going on with Steve as he writes that paper. That story is interspersed with the paper itself in which he reveals to himself (and us) how he got to this place in his life. We learn about the astronaut's disappointment, the parent's divorce, Steve's first love and his broken heart.
The book was written by Rob Thomas in 1996 but was re-released in March. You may know Rob Thomas by his other claim to fame - as the creator, writer and producer of several television shows, including Veronica Mars.
Pick up this book if you have ever felt like you couldn't live up to someone's expectations, or had your heart broken. Does that leave anyone out? I don't think so. And the title? You will just have to read the book!
Free Stuff to Do
It's another big fun Potter party at Hotel Congress! Wizard rockers Harry and the Potters return for another live performance of their funny, dorky, rockin' songs based on the characters in the Harry Potter books.
Are you a music lover? A magic maker? A manga maniac? We've got a Mania!! for you. Are you a hacker or crafter? Are you into science or robotics? Mania!! cons are coming your way. How about just having fun? Then yeah, we've go more than one Mania!! for you.
Your reading tracker is your key to summer fun.
Free Screenings of PBS films are made possible through a partnership with Independent Television Service Community Cinema, PBS Independent Lens, Arizona Public Media, and Pima County Public Library's Now Showing at Your Library documentary film series.
Teens, ages 14–19, Take Six! is your opportunity to create a short film this summer with the professionals from Pan Left Productions.
The library's north wall will be transformed by Amphi Neighborhood Action.
We're proud to announce that we've received a $100,000 national grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to plan and design three Learning Lab spaces for teens!