The most famed and prolific area of science fiction is the planetary adventure, featuring strange environments, exotic alien races, and massive battle scenes. Many of the most popular science fiction universes, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and Avatar, take place in these environments. Most of these universes owe their existence to the adventure fiction of one author.
Postcards voicing support for fully funding the 2010-2011 library budget request are coming in from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland, and beyond!
See what some of our supporters have to say about the importance of the library in their lives:
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors, at their December 15, 2009, meeting awarded the CRRL a proclamation commending the library's recognition as a national Star Library.
Winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Printz Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and more were announced this morning at the American Library Association's midwinter conference in Boston.
For a list of winners for all ALA book awards, see this press release.
I'm here in blustery, snowy Boston with about a thousand librarians and publishers gathered in the convention center to find out what books have won the prestigious awards for young people's literature. There’s a buzz of speculation as people ask each other, “What do you think will win?” or “What is the book you gave your heart to this year?”
Last Tuesday, our librarians discussed ten books we found worthy of the Coretta Scott King author and illustrator awards. The actual winners will be announced next Monday, January 18, at the American Library Association conference in Boston. Click here on Monday morning at 7:45 for a live webcast of the announcements.
The Coretta Scott King Awards are given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions. Among our nominations for the Illustrator Award is “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” a poem by Langston Hughes illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
See works by the students of Johnny Johnson's Watercolor Workshop through January in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.
A loving relative (or maybe it was you, yourself!) was good to you this holiday season and now you want to fill up your Kindle or Sony Reader with books. Or you are looking for even more to do with your iPod Touch. Try these sites for free eBooks:
The death toll is rising from a massive earthquake that has left tens if not hundreds of thousands people dead and many more in emergency living conditions.
Want to help? CNN gives a listing of aid organizations that will be specifically helping Haiti.