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No Time to Read Book Club

Calling all poetry lovers!

What is your favorite poem?  Your favorite poet?  Is there a poem you remember having to recite when you were in school? Although I am sure there were others, the one that sticks out in my memory was How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Are there any poems you can still recite from memory?

April is National Poetry Month and in celebration the No Time to Read Book Club will feature audio selections from The Classic Hundred Poems: All Time Favorites.

Join us as we listen to some of the poems of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, and more. But we are not limiting it to just Americans; come and listen to the works of other famous poets including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Byron, and William Wordsworth.

You’ll also learn a little something about each poet.

If you like, bring your favorite quiet time activity to work on while you listen.  You can knit, crochet, color, and even balance your checkbook. Of course, you can always just sit and listen.

We will have a short discussion following the readings.  Participation in the discussion is purely optional!

In closing, I will leave you with one of the poems we will listen to that day.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Major Hillard Library

 

Rumpelstiltskin by Paul Zelinsky book cover

Beginning to Love Reading

If you love books, something inspired that love along the way. Whether another person did, or a specific book did, something brought you to the point where you began to love books. And for those who had a slower descent into the love of reading, several books and people might have inspired it. For me, there was a single moment where I went from reading indifference to loving to read. Continue reading “Beginning to Love Reading”

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight: Women in Comics

March is Women’s History Month. All month long, we celebrate our heroines and the amazing women in our lives. Traditionally, comics has been seen as the purview of men, but women have always contributed in a variety of ways from creating to writing to editing to drawing to inking to everything in-between. The women of comics should not be underestimated. Enjoy the creators and characters with these titles:

Creators:

       

Becky Cloonan                    Kelly Sue DeConnick                 Gail Simone

  

Noelle Stevenson                     Jill Thompson

Series:

     

Batgirl                                      Batwoman                             Harley Quinn

     

Ironheart                                     Jessica Jones                     Mockingbird

     

Ms. Marvel                                   Paper Girls                       Persepolis

     

Princess Jellyfish                              Silk                              Wonder Woman

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Indian River Library from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Join us for free comic books, panels, activities, and more!

DC Icons Series

2016 brought the announcement of the DC Icons series, a new young adult series focusing on famed DC comic characters, penned by best-selling YA authors. The topic alone was not enough to enthuse me–I don’t read many comics, nor novels based on comics–but the authors starting out the series did.

The authors include Leigh Bardugo (Grishaverse) on a Wonder Woman title, Marie Lu (Legend, Young Elites) on a Batman title, Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses) on Catwoman and Matt de la Peña (Last Stop on Market Street) on Superman. Continue reading “DC Icons Series”