Pokémon Go To The Library

Tue., Jul. 19
Pokémon Go captures all the best elements of the pokémon games and tv show I watched growing up: exploring, discovering new pokémon and their abilities, the excitement of seeing a pokémon evolve, battling other players to become the best. If you want to go further, check out the Library's collection of pokémon DVDs and books!

Surviving with the Calloways

Mon., Jul. 18
I have just discovered Survivor's Remorse, which is a TV show about a basketball player produced by LeBron James. Catch up on seasons one and two before season three premiers later this month!

Read Harder: Vol. 7

Fri., Jul. 15
Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is perfect for summer road trips and getting excited for the Olympics. And while it didn't win an Audie award — the annual recognition for the best recorded books and one of the Challenge options — it did win an Earphone Award. And that is good enough for me.

Tournament of Sadness: Round 1

Thu., Jul. 14
This is the first in a series of posts I will be writing to determine the most depressing movie we have in the library’s film collection. I will be watching 16 devastating movies in the coming months — feel free to join in the “fun” and share your feedback!

Listening to Citizen

Wed., Jul. 13
Citizen by Claudia Rankine is a book that's difficult to talk about, yet one that has the potential to serve as the gateway to some of our most important conversations. For just as Rankine isn't defined as simply a poet, a playwright, an artist or an essayist, Citizen is a book that defies being boxed in by a single genre. Is it a poem? An essay? A meditation or prayer?

Armchair Philosophy

Tue., Jul. 12
I love reading accessible philosophy, the stuff that takes philosophy out of the ivory tower. Here are some things I've read and watched lately that have been of particular interest.

Mirrors and Windows

Mon., Jul. 11
When you read a book that doesn't have a character that reflects you, but is more about viewing others and different experiences, that is a window book — and they are just as important.

Everything Counts: Short Books for Summer Reading

Fri., Jul. 8
As a group, the Eleventh Stack bloggers set a goal of reading 170 books for Summer Reading 2016.  We started off full-steam ahead in early June, but family, friends, work and sunshine keep us all busy, and now some of us are feeling the pressure of the individual goals we set. "Read 30 books over the summer" seemed so attainable when we were still coming out…

"There's a Place Off Ocean Avenue ..."

Thu., Jul. 7
Yellowcard is an American pop punk rock band that has been making music in some form since 1997. On September 30, 2016, the band will release their self-titled final album and will officially retire.

My Introduction to Lindy West

Wed., Jul. 6
Before reading Lindy West's new book, Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, I had never heard of her. I kept seeing this book on Amazon as a book that was soon to be released. After reading the description, I was interested.