London is celebrating World Book Night with a number of events–the Time Out London travel blog has many local recommendations, but anyone can celebrate wherever they are in the world…with your own personal good book. The April 23rd date was chosen to honor the anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, and is celebrated in many areas by giving away free books. The Community Library gives away free books every day, (all you need is a free library card!), though we do encourage you to eventually give them back. We also have a free paperback exchange shelf for all comers at the entrance of the library. Feliz, world readers!
The Summer Reading Season is ramping up as the days grow longer and the snow recedes. Now that Baldy is closed, and the mountain biking trails are still blocked, there are still some peak outlets in The Community Library. Just arrived:
Making Meaning Out of Mountains: The Political Ecology of Skiing by Mark C.J. Stoddart, being catalogued for our shelves today. While the book examines the management of mountain environments around ski areas in British Columbia, the socio-political observations will be of interest to thinking skiers everywhere. Other newly added books of regional interest include Mariel Hemingway’s The Willingway, from Changing Lives Press, and Haunted Idaho: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Gem State by Andy Weeks. Secret recommendation for fishermen about to be stranded by stream closures to protect young trout–the Dungarvon Trilogy by Herb Curtis, a Canadian classic about the life and fishing on a New Brunswick salmon river in the sixties.
New summer books are breaking out this May–don’t wait for competition from the snowbirders! Michael Pollan’s new book Cooked! is starting very strong. If it accumulates more holds, or if our patrons request it, we will load it on our Nooks for patron checkout. We have also loaded Kate Atkinson’s popular new novel Life After Life on a Nook. Dozens of books in one easy to carry device–such a deal! Also just released to the stacks–David Baldacci’s new thriller The Hit, Amy Brill’s The Movement of Stars, and being cataloged right now, Andre Aciman’s Harvard Square and Isabel Allende’s new novel, Maya’s Notebook. Our newest travel book for the Departure Lounge explores Goa and Mumbai.
Donations of the month–Heavy Metall! A patron donated a dozen books related to the art, crafting and design of metalwork, including blacksmithing, the work of Alfred Habermann, and the catalog for Metall Design International. Thank you for extending the breadth of the art design shelves @ The Community Library!