And summer time is a great time to hit our To Be Read mystery stacks – and be rewarded with the library’s charming Summer Read prize – here are the details:
Adult Summer Read officially begins June 1st with our Kick-off Party – Everyone is welcome! Sign up online via the library website (and you can sign up at 7:00 am on June 1st), or come in to register for the Adult program. Logging three books/audiobooks entitles you to a beautiful, monogrammed flowerpot mug, AND each book/audiobook you log also counts as a virtual ticket to win one of our grand prizes at the end of the program. We’ll also have a special drawing halfway through Summer Read for two lucky winners to win a “One Day Family Admission” to the Naper Settlement.
Prize baskets include: local gift certificates, books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more!
Everyone is welcome to attend the Adult/Teen Summer Read Wrap-up Party on Monday, July 29th. Complete details will be in the July/August newsletter, but be assured, we’ll have plenty of food and fun, a special door prize, and will announce all Summer Read winners!!!
please note —- there is also a separate Teen program, which has different prizes …. so if you know a teen who might be interested, please pass along the info — and visit our home page for the full info.
Click on our Grow With Us – Summer Read logo to link to Registration, or go to the library’s website – the main registration link is right under the Summer Read logo.
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||We couldn’t let the month of May end without celebrating an awesome career achievement by one of this library’s favorite mystery authors. With the publication of Dead, White, and Blue, Carolyn Hart has published her 50th book. And at the Agatha Awards banquet at Malice Domestic earlier this month, she was honored as the Amelia Award recipient. Named for Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody, the award could not have a more worthy recipient. You can celebrate Carolyn’s achievement and enjoy a great mystery at the same time by checking out Dead, White, and Blue. Just click on this graphic to go to our catalog and request the book!
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Just a quick word to let you know that our terrific tech service people accelerated the process and our copies of our next discussion book, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Other Woman are now at the ain Circulation desk for you all to pick up. The library is open today for regular hours, so that should give you something great to read over the Memorial Day holiday! Don’t forget — we’ are meeting a week later (June 27th at 7:00) so that Hank can join us for our meeting!! She’s in town for the American Library Association meeting and making a special trip out to Lisle just for us!
So grab a copy of her book as soon as you can, and if you miss the book club copies, again, see the Connection desk and Reference desk staff to ask for an inter-library loan copy.
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The winners for both the 2013 Edgar Awards (given by Mystery Writers of America) and the 2013 Agatha Awards (given by Malice Domestic) were just awarded at the beginning of May. We have the nominees for both awards up on our Awards page (There is an Awards tab at the top this blog.) All of the winners have been marked in red.
There are links to both our catalog, to request each book, and there are links to each author’s website as well.
Click –> to go to the Edgar Awards list
Click –> to go to the Agatha Awards list
And check back here — there’s going to be a special report on the Malice Domestic conference very soon!
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I’m writing this from home as the Lisle Library District will be closed for a full day today due to the official state of emergency. There are further postings being made on the library’s Facebook page.
I have contacted our book’s author, Denise Swanson early this morning to let her know that we would be cancelling tonight’s event. HOWEVER — we will be re-scheduling this event and Denise has generously agreed to come when we have the date confirmed. For now, just know that it will be on a Thursday night either in July or August — and that more details will be sent out once things are firmed up. I have sent an enail to all members I had an address for, and I’m hoping this post will reach anyone I missed. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we get this sorted out. We will meet next month as scheduled to discuss James Patterson’s “!st to Die” — our first Patterson book! (More info to come on that as well.)
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Two of the major mystery awards given to mystery authors will be determined at the beginning of May. Our Awards tab has been updated with the fiction book nominees in difference categories for the Edgar awards, presented by Mystery Writers of America by member authors, and the Agatha awards presented at the Malice Domestic mystery convention. The Edgars will be announced on Thursday night, May 2nd at the Edgar Gala banquet, and the Agathas will likewise be announced on Saturday night, May 4th at the Agatha Awards Banquet.
Here’s your chance to get a jump on who the winners might be. Go to the Awards tab (or click on the Mystery Awards graphic above). All the nominees listed have links to both our catalog so you can reserve the book — and to the author’s website or an author-related site, so you can learn more about the writer as well! We’ll be posting the winners on this page as well, so read quickly — and see if you can determine who will win these prestigious awards.
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In an up-coming issue of Publishers Weekly there’s an interesting Q&A with noted western mystery writer Craig Johnson.
I’m going to try to use such things as a reminder to me to highlight different mystery writers you may not know.
If you haven’t had a chance to try Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series, you’re missing one of the best modern mystery writers working today. A Wyoming native, Johnson’s deep understanding and appreciation for the American West draws the reader in along with the mystery. The new TV series Longmire (now in its second season) is based on these mysteries, and we have that in our DVD collection as well — but start with the novels, you won’t want to miss this author’s way with words.
The first book in the series is The Cold Dish. Click on the book cover to go to our catalog’s copy of the book.
As for that Q&A — the library has Publishers Weekly in its magazine collection. Issues of PW are available for loan. Ask library staff about borrowing it. (This article is in the latest issue that is not being circulated yet.)
Click on the Craig Johnson’s picture to go to the author’s web site.
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