Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Jennifer Mattox, our Development Director, LOVES "Pride & Prejudice. Long novels, like The Witching Hour, are also something I LOVE---they give you a chance to really spend some time with the characters and understand what drives them."
VISTA member and CCLL tutoring coordinator, Fatimah Shalash, finds is difficult to choose. "Hmm this is a tough one for me because I change favorite books all the time! Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, though it’s been a while. The First Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling), and The Giver by Lois Lowry."
Friday, February 20, 2009
We hope to see you tonight for Gallery Hop, between 5-8 pm. UK Opera Theatre will be here performing excerpts from their Lincoln Opera.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I know that Valentine's Day was last week, but the Carnegie Center staff wanted to take a moment to honor some of the books that they LOVE. These are the books that they would read over and over and over again, without ever getting tired of them. We hope that it will inspire you to revisit an old favorite or check out a new book.
Amy Nichols, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator has serveral books that she LOVES. "How can I pick only one or two?? The Hero and The Crown by Robin McKinley is one of my perennial favorites. Robin McKinley is the best at using and reworking old fairy tale themes for a modern audience, and this novel comes complete with a slightly lame warhorse, an awkward and wryly funny heroine, and dragons and mages galore. I also LOVE Persuasion by Jane Austen. It definitely has some sad undertones that her earlier novels don’t, but I love its portrayal of faithful love rekindled."
Sarah Combs, our Marketing and Communications guru LOVES "Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block. I first fell in love with the book as a teenager, and it still has the power to turn gloomy days into sequined sunny dazzlers and to cheer me up when I’m home sick with a cold. Better than Vitamin C!"
Stay tuned for more books we LOVE!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
1. Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp by CD Payne
2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
3. The Persian Boy by Mary Reanult
4. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
BONUS: Check out Donna's new book, The Miracle of Myrtle: Saint Gone Wild.
Stay tuned for book's that the Carnegie Center staff LOVES to read!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Wednesday - 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Program begins Tuesday, February 17th!