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.
Read a book that has been adapted to the screen. Since the early days of cinema, Hollywood has used literature as inspiration. Sometimes the adaptation does the book justice, while other times it's disappointing to fans of the original work. This month, we challenge you to read a book that has been adapted to the screen so you can see for yourself that the book was better. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Ashley has worked for Ascension Parish Library for over five years, first at the information desk at our Dutchtown location and now for the Youth Services department planning teen and tween programs. She also curates lists for the Shelf Analysis blog. Ashley loves pretty much all genres of books, but the two she reads from most often are historical fiction and mystery. She is a firm believer in rereading favorites, so all books on this list have been read, or listened to, more than once.
Explore the possibilities of the galaxy with these alien novels. Whether it's alien invasions, peaceful contact, or explorations of the universe, stories about what could be out there will always engage our imaginations. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Read a book about a sports team or athlete. Take me out to the ballgame! Or the basketball court. Or the boxing ring. This month we challenge you to put your game face on and read a book about sports. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Read a book set on another planet or anywhere in space. Most of us will never have the chance to explore Mars or fly to the farthest reaches of space, but we can all go there through the magic of stories. This month we challenge you to explore other worlds. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
If you're looking for something new, check out these picture book and chapter book titles by first-time authors in children's literature. Curated by Ashley Lee.