Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Stories

With Christmas just around the corner, here are a few titles to get you in the spirit:

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton

The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Christmas, Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard

For more titles, ask at your local branch library!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

National Book Award Winners

The winners of the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday. The Pasco County Library System has the winners in the Fiction and Nonfiction categories:
  • Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
  • Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by
    Tim Weiner
To see a listing of all the National Book Award finalists and winners since the award's inception in 1950 click here.

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month--a time to raise awareness about the adoption of children from foster care. You can learn more about adoption by visiting your local Pasco County library. Here are just a few titles in our collection that deal with adoption:

Adoption Fiction:
  • Digging to America by Anne Tyler
  • Reunion by Karen Kingsbury
  • China Run by David Ball
  • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Over Land and Sea: A Story of International Adoption by Steven L. Layne
Adoption Nonfiction:
  • Cross-Cultural Adoption: How to Answer Questions from Family, Friends, and Community by Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz
  • The Complete Adoption Book: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child by Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin
  • The Adoption Resource Book by Lois Gilman

For more information on adoption visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

In Honor of Veterans Day

Here are a few titles from the soldier's perspective:

World War II
  • Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
  • A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan
  • The Coldest War by James Brady
  • The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
  • Angels in Vietnam by Jan Hornung
  • Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
  • House to House by David Bellavia
  • One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick
For more information on Veterans Day, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website and view the President's Proclamation on Veterans Day 2007.