Monday, October 18, 2010

Saying Goodbye

We are discontinuing the Book Club Blog. Thank you so much for the support our followers have shown over the past year.

Please visit our Library Blog or our Library website to stay current with all the wonderful things happening at the Monrovia Public Library.

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's October...

and we may think of the odd, occult, enigmatic, or eerie.
What scares you? The supernatural or the natural? The known world or the unknown? Do you prefer to read for excitement or comfort? Do you like the occasional thrill, in your reading, of hearing something go bump in the night?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Views on terrorism and September 11
Almost nothing stirs stronger emotions than our memories of September 11, 2001. Much has been written: facts, opinions, speculation, fiction. Almost everyone has a story. Where were YOU when you heard about the September 11 terrorist attacks?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Reading theme for August 2010:


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reading theme for July 2010:

Going on vacation?
Where are you going?
Where have you been?
Where would you like to be?
Where would you go again in a minute?
Where will you never go again if you can help it?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mysteries featuring cats, dogs, and the occasional dinosaur:

“The cat who…” mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, featuring Koko and Yum Yum
The Midnight Louie mysteries by Carol Nelson Douglas
The Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries by Rita Mae Brown
The Alice Nestleton mysteries by Lydia Adamson
Mysteries by Marian Babson
The Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Dog lover’s mysteries by Susan Conant
The bloodhound mysteries by Virginia Lanier
The Melanie Travis mysteries by Laurien Berenson

The Rex mysteries by Eric Garcia

Friday, April 30, 2010

What do you believe? Is your faith strong, or uncertain, or do you have none? Are you interested in learning more? Does reading about religion reinforce your views or widen your perspective?

From books of prayer to calls for atheism, from deep spirituality to quizzical skepticism, perspectives on faith are represented at the library. A few examples:

How to know God by Deepak Chopra

10 things your minister wants to tell you (but can't, because he needs the job) by Oliver Thomas

Our journey to the sky : a guide to the process of spiritual formation by Mary K. Delurgio

The faith club : a Muslim, Christian, Jew-- three women search for understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner

How to expand love by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The heart of the Buddha's teaching by Thich Nhat Hahn

Rise, let us be on our way by Pope John Paul II

Nothing : something to believe in by Nica Lalli

The Bible : a biography by Karen Armstrong

The end of faith by Sam Harris

The art of the inner meal : nourishing mind, body, and spirit by Donald Altman

Surprised by joy by C.S. Lewis