Have you made your reading resolution yet? Ascension Parish Library is here to help with the Read 2021 Challenge. This year-long reading challenge is an opportunity to move beyond the authors, genres, and formats you typically read, get outside of your comfort zone, and have fun with your reading list. We have selected 24 book prompts for the year and will reveal two prompts each month. You can participate by reading a book from one or both of the categories each month. Will you accept the challenge?
Get ready for the new Dune movie coming to theaters on October 22nd by reading the science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, available in multiple formats. Looking for more? Check out these read-alikes. Curated by Ashley Lee.
In modern times, we refer to dictionaries and thesaruses when we need an exact definition or to find the perfect word for an intended purpose. These resources were not available until men of earlier centuries collected definitions and synonyms en masse for the public. Here you'll find a selection of titles about those books and the men who made them happen. Curated by Willie Nettles.
Read an author's first book. Oftentimes authors don't become famous after publishing their first book, and, after discovering an author, readers keep moving forward with the newest releases. Here's your chance to go back to the beginning. This month, we challenge you to read an author's debut book. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Read a classic you haven't read before. What is a classic? Some say a book must be of high artistic quality to be a classic. Others say it must make a significant contribution to literature. For the purposes of this challenge, you should consider choosing a book that has lasting value and appeal within its genre or style. And it's up to you to determine if your choice is a classic. This month, we challenge you to read a classic you haven't read before. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Ghosts, demons, vampires, oh my! These books showcase different aspects of the chillingly paranormal world that could be lurking all around us – from the paranormal beings themselves to the humans with special gifts connected to the supernatural. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Explore your emotions. Learn to acknowledge and work through the hard ones and celebrate the positive ones. Test your boundaries, and find out just how unique and important you are! Curated by Tabor Millien.
Try a little something different with these out-of-the-ordinary craft guides. You can also go beyond the books with our Creativebug crafting database. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Help children gain an understanding of an important moment in modern American history with these books about September 11, 2001. To view our online poster exhibit from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit the library website. Curated by Alicia Schwarzenbach.
You've seen them on your screens. Now see them on your shelves. These familiar faces from television, movies, music, and sports have expanded their horizons to literature. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Explore the Wild West with these tales of adventure and romance. Curated by Samantha Matherne.