Much to the chagrin of countless fans, the world lost bestselling and influential military novelist Tom Clancy on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Clancy died at 66 near his Baltimore home at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately released. Clancy’s literary career began with The Hunt for Red October (1984), which he sold to the Naval Institute Press, the first publisher he tried (and which had never...Read more
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In case you missed it, the Big Library Read is back! Big Library Read is an online global book club coordinated by Overdrive, where customers from libraries all over the world have simultaneous access to the same eBook at the same time – no waitlists or holds! It is typically offered 3-4 times/year. This time around we are reading Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by...Read more
If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, click on over to HOOPLA on our website to listen to the featured collection of Celtic Music. Or if you search the music section for “Irish” or “Ireland” you can readily discover over 100 sound recordings by current and past artists. You can hear traditional ballads, anthems and songs as well as tin whistle and fiddle compositions, dance music, and legends and folk...Read more
From today through March 31, Windsor Public Library is once again participating in Overdrive’s Big Library Read. This time around we are reading/discussing Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by Laura Bates. ABOUT THE BOOK: Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before...Read more
You’re reading a book. You’re enjoying the book. Something about it feels natural, comfortable, even a little familiar. Then, about three chapters in, you have a light-bulb moment…the reason the book feels so familiar is because you have already read it! BAM! Cue the violins. Valuable reading time has just been wasted away. To me, bibliodejavu is annoying, frustrating, and totally unnecessary. With so many brilliantly written books out there,...Read more
Yesterday the winner for the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize for literary nonfiction was announced. This prize is awarded annually “to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception.” [Source: RBC Taylor Prize website] Plum Johnson’s book, They Left Us Everything, in ebook format, can be reserved and read through our OverDrive service. You can...Read more