This Week’s Best Seller Lists — July 20, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for July 20, 2014

What Are We Reading? July 16, 2014

Check out what we read recently.

Summer Reading For Adults

Kids do it. Teens do it. Even lots of in betweens do it. Let’s do it. Let’s have Adult summer Reading! Here’s the real song And, why not? Why shouldn’t the grown ups get a chance to read in the summer and enter to win fabulous prizes? That’s why we at the Waltham Public Library have introduced a summer reading program for our library users aged 18 and up.

We will give out fabulous prizes to randomly selected winners at the end of August. It’s easy! It’s fun! Fill out one of our entry forms at one of our circulation desks or go to this website: Click here

Not sure what to read? Come see our display of Great Books You May have Missed in the front lobby on the first floor. Try our Beach Reads display in the front lobby. Check out our Pinterest page for inspiration.

two women reading

Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

“We need to tell kids flat out reading is not optional” -Walter Dean Myers

To learn more about this acclaimed author of children’s and young adult books go to his website. Below is a list of the Walter Dean Myers materials that the library owns. Click on the title to see whether the item is available and/or to request the item.

All the right stuff

Angel to angel : a mother’s gift of love

At her majesty’s request : an African princess in Victorian England

Autobiography of my dead brother [sound recording]

Autobiography of my dead brother

Bad boy : a memoir

Bad boy : a memoir

The beast

Big city cool : short stories about urban youth

Blues journey

The blues of Flats Brown

Brown angels : an album of pictures and verse

Carmen : an urban adaptation of the opera

Center stage : one-act plays for teenage readers and actors

The Cruisers

The Cruisers : checkmate

Dope sick

The dream bearer

Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff

The Glory Field

Handbook for boys : a novel

Harlem : a poem

Here in Harlem : poems in many voices

Invasion [sound recording]

I’ve seen the promised land : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jazz [sound recording]

The journal of Biddy Owens : the Negro leagues

Kick

Lockdown

Looking like me

Un Lugar entre las sombras

Malcolm X : by any means necessary : a biography

Malcolm X : a fire burning brightly

Monster

Mr. Monkey and the Gotcha Bird : an original tale

Muhammad Ali : the people’s champion

Patrol : an American soldier in Vietnam

The pick-up game : a full day of full court

Riot

Scorpions [sound recording]

Shooter

Slam!

Slam!

Somewhere in the darkness

Soul looks back in wonder

Street love

Sunrise over Fallujah

Toussaint L’Ouverture : the fight for Haiti’s freedom

What they found : love on 145th street

posted by Lisa

Reading Memoirs

Members of the library staff have been spending the last year reading books relating to various genres, so that we can help suggest the perfect books for you to read! This last month, members of the library staff read a variety of memoirs:

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 22, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 22, 2014.

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 15, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 15, 2014

This Week’s Best Seller Lists — June 8, 2014

Here are links to the best seller lists for June 8, 2014.

What’s The Staff Reading? (or watching or listening) June 6, 2014

Check out what we’re reading and borrowing from the library.

D-Day June 6, 1944


photograph from New York World-Telegram June 6, 1944, via Library of Congress

Seventy years ago today, General Dwight D. Eisenhower led Operation Overlord, in which Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in order to free Western Europe from the Nazi control. The five beaches were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. On D-Day alone, 2,500 Allied troops lost their lives and 8,500 were injured.
Remember this historic event with these resources, courtesy of your Waltham Public Library.

posted by Laura

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