A Powerful Quote

The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. - Malala Yousafzai

Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan. “Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was … Continue reading Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Science Fiction Q and A with author, Lisa Yaszek

The science fiction book club is hosting a Q and A with Lisa Yaszek about Women of Science Fiction. Yaszek is a professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech. Her research areas include issues of gender, race, and science and technology in science fictionShe wrote “Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction” … Continue reading Science Fiction Q and A with author, Lisa Yaszek

Happy Birthday SciFi Lover, Jimi Hendrix

Happy Birthday, Sci-Fi Lover, Jimi Hendrix. Born #OTD in 1943, Jimi always lived in a bit of a #fantasy world – as a kid, he carried around a broomstick he’d pretend to play for over a year, till he saved up enough for a guitar. Growing up in Seattle, Jimi had a hectic family life … Continue reading Happy Birthday SciFi Lover, Jimi Hendrix

What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel

As we prepare for the Holidays, travel and bustle, know that Thoreau understood something that many of us modern day nomads would do well to recognize: travel is a matter of perspective, not location. “I have traveled a great deal in Concord,” said Henry Thoreau, a native of…wait for it…Concord, Massachusetts. In fact, Thoreau traveled far and wide … Continue reading What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel

Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Think you can write over 1,400 works of #drama in your lifetime? This guy Lope De Vega managed to during the 1,500's. Born #OTD in 1562 he was an outstanding dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age, author of as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces, of which 431 plays and 50 … Continue reading Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Book Sale This Weekend for #BooksGiving

We love our Library, do you? Marion Carnegie Library. Book Sale this weekend, beginning on Friday, and Saturday is #BooksGiving Day! They are located at 206 S Market St, Marion, Illinois.  Sale begins Friday November 22 at 9am and goes until Saturday at 4pm.  Check out their event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2642772699106959/