By Jean B. I love a book with a map, so News of the World captured me even before page one. Throughout my reading, I pored over the sepia endpaper map of Texas circa 1870, with its bright red line tracing a path from Wichita Falls along the northern border with Indian territory, all the way … Continue reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles →
by Peter N. If you’re familiar with Korean cooking and YouTube, chances are you’ve heard of Maangchi. Originally born and raised in Korea, she now lives in New York City and has been uploading Korean cooking videos to YouTube since 2007. Always cheerful and armed with her trusty knives, she’s taught her 5.5 million subscribers … Continue reading 잘 먹었습니다 →
By Eric L. There has been quite a lot of buzz concerning the new Dune film, especially since with the new trailers being released. Frankly I’m a bit excited, too, although the theatre release has been delayed repeatedly (now scheduled for Oct 22, 2021). However, I can’t say that I’m a Dune fan from way back, since I had … Continue reading Dune by Frank Herbert →
JOIN US! Author presentation: Thursday, Aug 5 from 7 – 8 pm, onlineRegister via this link or at hclibrary.org > classes & events. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. By Julie F. The beloved bestselling author and recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles … Continue reading Author works: Gail Tsukiyama →
By Khaleel G. One of the great things about manga is the wide range of topics authors can focus on. Sure, there are still those popular power fantasy series, with heroes rising from lowly origins to take on a supreme evil. Dragon Ball Z or Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer play a similar tune to … Continue reading Cooking up some comics, with a side of fantasy →
by Holly L. As local Covid rates drop and vaccination numbers rise, some of you are embarking on long-anticipated journeys. Whether day-tripping down to the shore or jet-setting to a distant locale, the act of travel brings a sense of relief to many who are longing to break out of their quarantine bubbles and go – somewhere, anywhere! … Continue reading Take a trip with National Geographic →
by Aimee Z. Is allyship a myth? Rumaan Alam explores this and more in his astute and fascinating third novel, Leave The World Behind. It begins simply enough: A white Brooklyn family leave their hipster digs for an Airbnb week in the Hamptons. Like many Americans, Amanda, Clay, and their two teens view a beach vacation as an entitlement. It must be perfect – down to the SPF that won’t hinder your tanning goal. En route, Amanda orders Clay to … Continue reading Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam →
by Katie DiSalvo-Thronson What can we do to live in a more just society where more people thrive, and race doesn’t determine people’s health? HCLS is proud to present Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, a family physician, epidemiologist, and past President of the American Public Health Association, whose work focuses on naming, measuring, … Continue reading Racism, Health & Action →
By Carmen J. With racial equity at the forefront for the library and the county, a much-needed read on Hispanic life crossed my path recently. For those who may not know, I’m Cuban American. I’m in that nice little hybrid world of always exploring my Cuban-ness amidst my American-ness. I’m often torn between both worlds and … Continue reading Definitely Hispanic by LeJuan James →
by HCLS Elkridge Branch Staff The past year (plus) has been hard for everyone. As we start to move toward something approaching our previous normal, many families are looking for special ways to enjoy the summer. The Elkridge staff has selected a wide range of titles for all ages to inspire and entertain, no matter your plans for … Continue reading Summer Fun with #ELKReads →
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