Upstairs in Youth Services we have several activities and displays in honor of Black History Month! In February, we remember important people and events throughout history that have helped shape our nation today.
A Dangerous Deceit, by Marjorie Eccles, is a wonderful Golden Era-style mystery. Ms. Eccles is best known as the author of the Gil Mayo series, which takes place in a modern English village. A Dangerous Deceit, on the other hand, takes place in the years after World War I, and does a great job in capturing that era. Although she is still reeling from the death of her father, Margaret Rees-Talbot looks forward to her marriage to Symon Scroope, who is both a Vicar and a member of the British aristocracy.
We have many of these at Tinley Library, you can also request any of these with your library card. Either Ask a Librarian or log into your library account and use the catalog. Also, see the complete list at the YALSA website.
As the month of February continues to bring record-breaking cold temperatures, the world of Young Adult literature is just beginning to heat up for the year! With new and continuing series and stand-alone novels in a variety of genres, there's something for everyone this month. Here are just a few highlights of what to expect.
Tinley Park native Megan Waltman is a semi-finalist in the 13th season of American Idol. Join us in wishing Megan good luck as the contest continues!
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “The Bechdel Test” uttered over the last few years, as the concept in feminist critical theory has received mainstream attention. But where does the test come from? The Bechdel Test, originating from a comic strip written by Alison Bechdel in 1985, was initially designed to evaluate films based on their portrayal of women. Are the women (if any) in a particular film multidimensional characters with significant roles in the plot? The test operates under the assumption that mainstream contemporary filmmakers (who statistically tend to be male) generally create films that do not portray women fairly or accurately.
As of Jan. 1 of this year, it is illegal in the state of Illinois to use a cell phone in your hands while driving. Consider pulling over if you must use the phone or invest in a hands-free Bluetooth wireless ear piece. With a TPPL barcode card number, the ConsumerReports.org database accessed via our website will provide you a great buying guide to these devices. Once you visit the ConsumerReports.org homepage, look for the search box at the top of the page and type "bluetooth headsets." You can also visit this link to find specific models rated on the PC Magazine website.
No Harry Nilsson!...have you ever heard of him? It seems like there are two kinds of people: those who love Harry, and those who have never heard of him. The new book Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton is a great new biography that covers Nilsson’s entire life, from his heartbreaking childhood through his meteoric rise to fame and his struggles with the many demons that lead to his career-ending physical problems. Nilsson had an aversion to performing live, which might explain his semi-obscurity today. This well-documented book is a perfect companion to the DVD Who is Harry Nilsson and Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?, available through interlibrary loan. *Susan from Administration