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Musings of the Doerr Librarians

If you're looking for a break while studying for exams, pick up a great book by one of these featured authors in the Fantasy genre...

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One of the things we love about the Fantasy genre is that there are so many great series to choose from. So, if you can't get enough of the characters in book one, you get to follow their adventures into the next book. This month we're highlighting two authors who both have best-selling series on their resumes. Leigh Bardugo is a leader in the current YA trend of the dark fantasy genre and the creator of the Grishaverse —the lavish fantasy world where magic and science collide. Holly Black is the author of contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Black's books for older teens are dark, edgy, urban fantasies and horror stories with mature themes that blend reality with the faerie and vampire worlds. Check out the Fantasy display in the Fiction section of the Doerr Library and you're sure to find a good book to sweep you away to another world.

Do you like Historical Fiction in the War genre or adding a twist of Graphic Novel? We have two great authors for you to check out...

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Come in to the Doerr Library to find some great reads by Jeff Shaara and Gene Luen Yang. If it's Military Historical Fiction your looking for, then Shaara is your author. With several award-winning books about the Civil, Korean, Mexican-American, Revolutionary, and both World Wars, you're sure to find your next great read. If Graphic Novels are more your thing, take a look at some books by Yang. Yang's work often deals with his Asian heritage, both the mythology and history of China and the problems of dealing with both social mores and prejudicial stereotypes growing up. His work has also dealt with the awkwardness of and surviving adolescence. Look for call numbers F SHA and GN YAN to check out books from these featured authors.

If you're looking for a great Horror Book, check out these authors...

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October's Featured Authors are Jonathan Maberry and Ilsa Bick. Both award-winning writers have many great books to choose from in the horror and sci-fi genres. Need to get in the Halloween Spirit? Come and check out a book from one of these authors in the Doerr Library. Look for call numbers F BIC and F MAB.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2019—October 15, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Our nation and society have been enriched by their contributions. At the Doerr Library we are celebrating some amazing YA authors of Hispanic heritage. Check out our window display and pick-up a great read.

Are you looking to find info on hot topics and current events? You can find the Ripped from the Headlines display toward the back of the Doerr library, near the global printers.

Just as it sounds, this display will feature topics that you can find all over the headlines. Here are some of the topics currently featured: What is impeachment and which US Presidents have been impeached, the anniversary of Women earning the right to vote, trade wars, the opioid crisis, the debate surrounding legalization of marijuana, and immigration. Come in and check out the display.

Library Calendar

Book Club Meeting--4th Period Lunch
Doerr Library Conference Room
Game Night
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Book Club Meeting--5th Period Lunch
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Breakfast Book Club Meeting
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Game Night
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