Wondering what to read next? We've got 10 great books for you, coming soon to the library.
August 26th is Women's Equality Day.
August 26th is National Women's Equality Day. On this day in 1920 the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was formally adopted into the United States Constitution. You can learn more about National Women's Equality Day at the National Women's History Project.
Many struggles and challenges preceeded women winning the right to vote and the sruggles continued even after the 19th Amendment was formally adopted. It took many more years until all women were guaranteed the right to vote. If you want to read about the history -- where we were, where we are now, and where we're headed -- check out the titles below.
Want to know about the latest gay romance novel, lesbian biography or queer fiction anthology? Check out Lambda Literary.org!
I love weird stories, anything with magic or strange happenings. I also love queer stories. Where do I look for the latest, greatest, weird, queer book reviews?
My go-to website for great LGBTQ reading choices of any genre is the Lambda Literary Review. This comprehensive resource is the digital offspring of The Lambda Book Report, first published in 1987 out of Lambda Rising Bookstore in Washington, DC. Lambda Literary has evolved into “the world’s premier LGBT literary organization”, awarding the annual Lambda Literary Awards or “Lammys”, sponsoring writers retreats, and maintaining a content-rich website. (http://www.lambdaliterary.org)
I always start with the Genre category, nicely separated into sub-genres such as Romance, Mystery, and (my favorite) Speculative Fiction. I also peruse the General Fiction and Bio/Memoirs.
The National Parks Service is turning 100 this month. Read your way through the parks in these outdoorsy page-turners.
August 26 marks the centennial of the National Parks Service. The Find Your Park initiative encourages all Americans to find and enjoy our national parks, from urban parks to the most remote wilderness. But if you can’t make it to your favorite park this summer, and if you’re in the mood for fiction, here’s a selection of novels set in our national parks.
Want to try a great mystery series this summer? Read on.
Check out the book before you see the movie.
Now that summer is in full swing, hopefully you'll have time to relax with a book or take in a movie or maybe even read a book and then see the movie. The books listed below have all been made into movies that have released or are due to release this summer and all are available at OPL.
Don't forget to stop by any of our branches to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program for a chance to win gift cards and a Kindle Fire.
When truth is stranger and more interesting than fiction: the lives of gay men in New York City in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
A beautiful young man pursues sex, love and a modeling career in the exhilarating and heartbreaking gay circles of New York City circa the 1970s and 1980s. Fiction or memoir? Why not both? The authors are celebrated writers in the LGBTQ community known for their achievements in the fields of literature, memoir and biography: Edmund White and Brad Gooch.
Our Young Man by Edmund White, clearly a modern take on The Picture of Dorian Gray, paints a rather bland portrait of Guy, a French model
Novelizing the campaign trail
As this campaign season -- that has often seemed so much more like fiction than fact -- speeds toward the national conventions, our thoughts turn to actual fiction featuring presidential campaigns. For summer reading, you may like to try these.
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon. In this quintessential Cold War thriller, Raymond Shaw is a brainwashed sleeper agent for Soviet intelligence. Programmed to obey any order upon seeing the Queen of Diamonds in a deck of cards, can Shaw be prevented from assassinating a presidential candidate?