Are you trying to find a new mystery writer? Are you looking for your next book-club pick? Or maybe you want to discover a new author with a book that’s fun and light to read? Join us for the second meeting of the Library’s new reader’s advisory series “Title Swap with the Librarians” on Tuesday, June 25, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level of the Library. "Title Swap" is a series of programs that gives patrons and librarians the opportunity to share new book titles and briefly discuss them. If you would like, you may bring your lunch and we will serve coffee and tea. Remember to bring your own favorite titles to share with the group.
This program is open to all adult Garden City Public Library cardholders. Registration is not necessary. For those who are unable to attend this "Title Swap" session, a list of the titles discussed will be found at the Reference Desk the week after the program takes place.
It’s all about books at “Title Swap with the Librarians.” On May 7, Reference Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett presented new titles and series to read and the patrons, in turn, shared titles that they recently read and recommended. The Librarians also discussed several genres, including historical fiction, thrillers, and mysteries, and offered read-alikes for the popular novel Gone Girl and the classic The Great Gatsby.
In addition, the Librarians introduced the participants to two reader’s advisory electronic resources that are available through the Library - Book News and NoveList. Book News offers patrons the opportunity to read online or subscribe by email to monthly newsletters for a variety of genres as well as to receive New Book Alerts. NoveList has a database of 200,000 fiction and nonfiction titles and offers patrons the opportunity to read full-text reviews and descriptions and find read-alikes for favorite authors or types of books. More information about these databases is available at the Reference Desk or online.