August is traditionally a time when we get a chance to relax, and this often involves reading a book on the beach. I hope you all are able to find a sandy spot somewhere with 6 feet on all sides where you can sit back and enjoy some fun in the sun. If you’d like to take a trip to another world while you’re on the beach check out these fantasy and science fiction titles below that I think will hit the spot for some beach reading!
According to Dudley Court Press:
Since this summer is bound to be different- perhaps a bit quieter and closer to home- why not try something new, and be treated for your efforts?
What is LitRPG?
As we seek to understand the deep injustices that have led to this current situation of unrest and calls for urgently needed change, our librarians have come together to produce a list of titles for Adults, Teens and Children that focus on anti-racism. In addition to these lists, there are a number of excellent documentaries dealing with systemic injustice on Kanopy, many of them listed here.
As we have mentioned previously, May is Mental Health Month, and it seems to be pretty common knowledge that physical activity is essential to our mental well being. With this in mind I am so glad to be able to share this pilates video from one of our Friends ( the Scarsdale Library Friends), Loretta Vickers. Loretta’s video is especially great because it helps us focus and breath correctly as we perform the movements.
Picture it: Studio 54 NYC: the mirror ball shimmers as the strobe lights flash to the beat of the disco. So put on your platform shoes and let’s hustle on back to the sounds of the ‘70s! John Travolta inspired a nation to get out on the dance floor with his iconic moves in Saturday Night Fever.
Sheela Chari, local author and leader of “Not Your Kid’s Book Club”, joins us again with three more recommendations!
Moms deserve more credit than they sometimes get in children’s and teen literature. There was a time in kid and YA lit where out-of-sight at best and gone-before-the-book-began at worst parents were the norm. In 2010, Publishers Weekly even wrote about this phenomenon of “The Ol’ Dead Dad Syndrome”.