If we’re lucky and the weather permits, everyone in the U.S., as well as parts of Mexico, Canada, and Europe, will get to see a partial solar eclipse. The path of totality cuts right through the country, from landfall on the coast of Oregon in the morning till departure on the coast of South Carolina in the early afternoon. If you’d like to know exactly when the partial eclipse will hit Armonk (or wherever you happen to be on the 21st!), this handy link will tell you.
Yes, really! There is such a thing. Click on the picture below to read a story about it.
Of course, if you’re looking for something to read, whether fiction or nonfiction, brand-new or classic, we can help! We’ve got lots of books for readers of all ages, and e-books and audiobooks, too. Just browse through this blog for some suggestions. Try the tag “reading”, and you’ll find lots of books my colleagues and I enjoyed. I’m going to list just a couple of new ones here, too (you can find this first one in the system, and don’t forget all our wonderful e-book databases!)
By the author of the bestselling “A Man Called Ove”, this is the story of a grandfather, a son, a grandson, and a family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Touching and beautifully written. Continue reading “It’s National Book Day!”
Yesterday was the end of the month of Ramadan, and Muslims around the world celebrated. If you’re curious about the culture, we’ve got information at the library! Here are a few books, and even a movie or two.
Firoozah Dumas was just seven years old when she moved to the United States with her family. She had no idea what to expect. This collection of essays documents her struggle to adjust; the book’s been called hilarious and touching.
Yes, we’ve got some great books (and movies) about fathers and sons, and daughters, too. Here’s just a sample. Enjoy!
Sister Maria Celeste corresponds with her father, Galileo Galilei. A unique introduction to a brilliant family.
In 1953, Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. In 1996, his son, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, also climbed the mountain. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Norgay’s clever weaving of the parallel stories of his climb and his father’s enriches an already gripping tale.” This is also the first modern tale of ascent from the indigenous people who revere the sacred mountain. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”