Books to Film: June 2018

Tag, He’s ‘It’ for Another Year by Russel Adams (of The Wall Street Journal)

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When it comes out: June 15
What the book is about: Okay. So it’s not from a book, but it is based on a true story that was written about in the Wall Street Journal.

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

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When it comes out: June 15
What the book is about: “The war tried to kill us in the spring,” begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger.

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

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When it comes out: June 15
What the book is about: Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.

The Catcher Was a Spy by Nicholas Dawidoff

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When it comes out: June 22
What the book is about: The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox and that of a spy for the OSS during World War II. Here, Dawidoff provides “a careful and sympathetic biography” (Chicago Sun-Times) of this enigmatic man.




Moms and libraries, like peanut butter and jelly.

Even if moms didn’t love libraries – it’s true they do, just check out this (admittedly somewhat old) article from the Chicago Tribune that sites a Pew research survey that found “Moms love libraries. A lot.” – we would still be all about moms!

Really. We’re big fans of your work and are happy that we can help.

We Love Moms

So, moms, you just keep doing what you’re doing and we’ll continue to be here to help out – whether you are looking for that certain picture book, helping to find that perfect source for their research paper or actually looking for something for you to read and enjoy!

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PBS Presents…

Great American Read

Read the 100 List

Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read. You can also print a checklist of the books.

George Orwell

A Confederacy of Dunces 
John Kennedy Toole

A Prayer for Owen Meany 
John Irving

A Separate Peace
John Knowles

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

Alex Cross Mysteries (Series)
James Patterson

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie

Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Another Country
James Baldwin

Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand

Toni Morrison

Bless Me, Ultima
Rudolfo Anaya

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz

The Call of the Wild
Jack London

Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

Charlotte’s Web
E. B. White

The Chronicles of Narnia (Series)
C.S. Lewis

1295The Clan of the Cave Bear
Jean M. Auel

The Coldest Winter Ever
Sister Souljah

The Color Purple
Alice Walker

The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas

Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon

The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown

Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes

Doña Bárbára
Rómulo Gallegos

Frank Herbert

Fifty Shades of Grey (Series)
E.L. James

Flowers in the Attic
V.C. Andrews

Foundation (Series)
Isaac Asimov

Mary Shelley

Game of Thrones (Series)
George R. R. Martin

Jason Reynolds

Marilynne Robinson

The Giver
Lois Lowry

The Godfather
Mario Puzo

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gulliver’s Travels
Jonathan Swift

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood

Harry Potter (Series)
J.K. Rowling

Hatchet (Series)
Gary Paulsen

Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

The Help
Kathryn Stockett

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy
Douglas Adams

The Hunger Games (Series)
Suzanne Collins

The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy

The Intuitionist
Colson Whitehead

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë

The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan

Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton

Left Behind (Series)
Tim LaHaye / Jerry B. Jenkins

The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott

Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry

Looking for Alaska
John Green

The Lord of the Rings (Series)
J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lovely BonesThe Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold

The Martian
Andy Weir

Memoirs of a Geisha
Arthur Golden

Mind Invaders
Dave Hunt

Herman Melville

The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez

Outlander (Series)
Diana Gabaldon

The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde

The Pilgrim’s Progress
John Bunyan

The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

Ready Player One
Ernest Cline

Daphne du Maurier

The Shack
William P. Young

Hermann Hesse

The Sirens of Titan
Kurt Vonnegut

The Stand
Stephen King

The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway

Swan Song
Robert R. McCammon

Tales of the City (Series)
Armistead Maupin

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston

Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe

This Present Darkness
Frank E. Peretti

To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

The Twilight Saga (Series)
Stephenie Meyer

War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy

Dean Koontz

The Wheel of Time (Series)
Robert Jordan / Brandon Sanderson

Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls

White Teeth
Zadie Smith

Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë

Learn Your Library Resources – LearningExpress Library

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LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. This great resource includes more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks that will help with basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation and career advancement.

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Getting started is easy. Just go to the Moline Library website and click on the “Find It” tab. Then select “Online Resources” and scroll down to find “LearningExpress Library” on the list. And feel free to check out all of our other great online resources on the list while you are there!

How to begin once you’re in?

  1. Click on “Sign In/Register”
  2. First time? Click “Register” and complete the “New User Registration” form. Returning users can just enter their username and password and click “Sign In.”
  3. Browse the different categories that interest you, or search for something specific.
  4. Get started learning about a career, practicing exams, sharpening skills and so much more!




Attention Louisa May Alcott Fans!

This is your chance to see it on the (relatively) big screen (at the Moline Library)! 

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