Louis L’Amour (b. March 22, 1908, Jamestown, ND; d. June 10, 1988, Los Angeles, CA)
What you should read: Sackett’s Land
For more information on Louis L’Amour, click here.
Tennessee Williams (b. March 26, 1911, Columbus, MS; d. February 25, 1983, New York, NY)
What you should read: A Streetcar Named Desire
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John Jakes (b. March 31, 1932, Chicago, IL)
For more information on John Jakes, click here.
William Manchester (b. April 1, 1922, Attleboro, MA; d. June 1, 2004, Middletown, CT)
What you should read: The Last Lion, American Caesar
For more information on William Manchester, click here.
Milan Kundera (b. April 1, 1929, Brno, Czech Republic)
What you should read: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
For more information on Milan Kundera, click here.
According to The Tolkien Society, Sauron, the evil Lord of the Rings, was finally defeated on March 25. To celebrate this momentous occasion in fantasy literature (and later, fantasy film) March 25 was declared, by the people who declare such things, Tolkien Reading Day!
So stop into the Moline Library and grab a Tolkien book and find a comfy chair. It doesn’t have to be the LOTR either – The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, The Book of Lost Tales, whatever scratches the Middle-Earth itch.
First meeting is coming up next week! Stop by the 2nd floor reference desk or call us at 309-524-2470 for more information. Books and space are limited.
On this day, March 22, in fictional future history, 216 years from now, another of the best imaginary captains to ever fictionally exist will have been born in Riverside, Iowa… or deep space, depending on which reality you’re in… The place doesn’t really matter. You celebrate the day after all and now is the time.
Feeling nostalgic and/or confused? Want to revisit the adventures of one of the best commanders in Starfleet history and/or figure out what the heck I am talking about? The Moline Library has you covered. Come check out Star Trek: The Original series, the movies, the”reboot” movies, or any of a number of Star Trek novels to fill in the gaps between the episodes and movies! It could keep you busy for a while. And if you get hooked, there is alway the Next Gen series, movies and books – vive le Jean-Luc!
BiblioBoard gives patrons access to a growing collection of ebooks, music and videos featuring public-domain classics, hand-picked licensed material, selected items from Oxford University’s Bodleian Library and other articles, images, books, etc. spanning a wide range of topics. There is no limit on simultaneous use; this means no hold queues and no waiting for titles.
From The Red Badge of Courage to 100 Things Cubs Fans Should Do and Know Before They Die, BiblioBoard grants you global access to the some of the best digital materials and storytelling exhibits on a mobile-friendly platform.
BiblioBoard Library can be found on the list of resources under the “Catalogs & Databases” tab on the main page of the Moline Library website. Just click on the link and begin browsing, reading, watching and listening today.