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Books on Film

The greatest haunted house story ever written, soon to be a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers–and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. Click to Learn More About the Book that Inspired the Film.

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the November 2018 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your November Readers’ Advisory. Night of Miracles: A Novel (HALL OF FAME) By Elizabeth Berg “An equally delightful follow-up to The Story of Arthur Truluv. A heartwarming tale of life in a small […]

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What We're Reading

In the Love episode that aired on 10/9, Great American Read explored books that show what we do for love, in all its many forms. How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, this episode took a look at our best-loved books […]

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.   Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers […]

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Book Extras

Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for their second annual LibraryCon Live, a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, from mind-bending speculative fiction to innovative comics and graphic novels. You’ll also learn from librarians and industry insiders on how to plan and host your own Comic Con-style event. LibraryCon Live! is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling […]

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The new and exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice “Nobody” from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland’s the Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and “Nobody” Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor […]

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What We're Reading

Featuring the theme “It’s Written in the Stars: READ,” Teen Read Week 2018 runs from October 7th to 13th. Library staff, after-school providers, and educators use this theme to inspire teens to think and read outside of the box. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW18. To celebrate Teen Read Week, we’re featuring some of the hottest upcoming titles for […]

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From the Author

If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you’ll love Claire Evans’ breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet–written out of history, until now. In the video below, Evans talks about the research and writing process for her new book, Broad Band, and explains how the LA Public Library helped her along […]