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Read a Great "Library" Book this Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you don’t have a library card now is the time to get one. This month new card holders with receive a special goodie bag. Current card holders can receive a special “Love my Library” window cling.

To help keep you in the mood for showing mad love to your library, here are some titles with a library theme you will definitely want to check out.

Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of chef Anthony Bourdain on June 8th.  He was one of my favorite food writers and television personalities.  A drug addict early in his cooking career, Bourdain turned his life around and became one of the most successful food personalities in America starting with his memoir Kitchen Confidential published in 2000.  With his success, Bourdain frequently advocated for the underdog.

Books on TV: Fiction

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It’s time for another installment of Books on TV! This time we’ll look at shows that are based off fiction books. These shows and the books they’re based off of cover various subgenres within fiction but the books can all be found in the general fiction section at the library.

 

 

Cover art for The Last Ship season 1 DVD

 

 

Books on TV: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

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Books on TV is back, and this time we’ll take a look at TV shows that are based off of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror books. Some of these shows fit in to one of these three genres while others have elements of more than one of them. Take a look at the list below and reserve the shows and/or the books they are based off of with your FRVPLD card today!

 

Cover art for The Expanse season 1

 

 

Books on TV: British Shows

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Books on TV is back! It has been awhile since I’ve written one of these posts, so I felt that it was time for another installment. This post will focus on British TV shows that are based off of books. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!

 

Books on TV: Nonfiction

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Books on TV is here again! This post focuses on TV shows that are based off of nonfiction books. While the books are true stories with factual information, the shows do have some fictional elements. However, the shows still have truth and accuracy in the historical events depicted, the time periods represented, and the life stories of the characters. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!

 

Shakespeare on Film

“These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air: and, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind.”
- William Shakespeare, The Tempest

The Hollow Crown

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