Who Says Public Libraries Are Only For Reading?

Who Says Public Libraries Are Only For Reading?

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As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc for those in Houston and much along the Gulf Coast, public libraries can alleviate secondary effects by providing a means of shelter and organize donation collection services to help the affected with recovery.   According to Texas Border Business, the McAllen Public Library is providing evacuees with access to computer labs, Wi-Fi, printing services as well as other a cozy place to recuperate and charge electronic devices. E-cards that grant computer access for up to three hours will allow users to read or listen to books, newspapers and magazines electronically.   Cafe inside the MPL …

Read These 10 NYPL Recommendations Penned by Female Authors

Read These 10 NYPL Recommendations Penned by Female Authors

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Every Friday, the New York Public Library Recommends Twitter handle asks their followers to tell them a book they like, and, in return, they provide a recommendation.   Well, friends, we’ve powered through another week. Who needs a new book? Tell us one you like & we’ll suggest another til 11AM. #FridayReads pic.twitter.com/Y7IiWzsVOT — NYPL Recommends (@NYPLRecommends) August 25, 2017   On Friday August 25, NYPL took a look at the New York Times‘ editor Sam Sifton’s summer reading list and responded in a series of 16 tweets that included numerous other great reads penned by female authors.   Here’s @SamSifton‘s …

‘Stranger Things’ Pay Tribute to This Stephen King Novel

‘Stranger Things’ Pay Tribute to This Stephen King Novel

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After turning Comic-Con upside down with an enticing trailer, Netflix’s Stranger Things tweeted a retro poster of Season 2 that pays tribute to Stephen King’s sci-fi novel, Firestarter.   Normal in every way but one. Will Eleven have the power…to survive? #StrangerThursdays begins now. pic.twitter.com/hzR20qONQ2 — Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August 31, 2017   The image of Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, bares an uncanny resemblance to that of protagonist Charlie (Drew Barrymore) in Firestarter (shown below).   Via The Wrap   #StrangerThursdays is a hashtag started by Netflix for the purpose of promoting their show on a regular basis. Every week, they …

Stephen King Wins Back Rights to His Horrifying Tales

Stephen King Wins Back Rights to His Horrifying Tales

After the tremendous success Stephen King has seen in book-to-screen adaptations this year, the author is planning on reclaiming the rights to some of his original titles.   With It arriving on September 8, Mr. Mercedes currently airing on Audience Network, Gerald’s Game coming to Netflix on September 29, and numerous other TV and film adaptations on the rise, King’s properties have proven to be particularly popular in recent years. Though many different studios currently hold the licensing rights to his novels and short stories, King has filed termination notices that will become effective on September 1, 2018. In other words, starting from next September, producers …

‘Lord of the Flies’ Is Returning With a Major Twist You Never Expected

‘Lord of the Flies’ Is Returning With a Major Twist You Never Expected

An adaptation of Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s classical novel about a group of young boys stranded on a remote island, is imminent. But this time, it’s returning to theater screens with a twist…   An all-female cast.   Scott McGehee and David Siegel, known for directing Bee Season and What Maisie Knew, will act as both screenwriters and directors for the remake.   Scott McGehee (left), David Siege / Images Courtesy of Variety    This book-to-screen effort definitely won’t be the first time that Golding’s work has been adapted for our viewing pleasure. In 1963, Peter Brook was the first film director …