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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Yes--it's hot! But it IS summer. Cool down with these chillers.

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Here are four chillers that I have loved and a few I'm really excited about.

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, was released June 26, 2018

The Birdwatcher by William Shaw has a follow up called, Salt Lane. I loved the former and cannot wait to read the latter.

Actress and activist Amber Tamblyn just came out with her debut, Any Man. Strong stuff going on here and it's worth a look. 

The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal is a debut novel and a page turner: contacted by the desperate adoptive parents of the child she gave up fifteen years earlier, Nora embarks on a search through the streets of Vancouver. It's on the shelves right now!

What a great start to cool down. 
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Monday, June 25, 2018

Join us at the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion on July 11th at 2:30pm!

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We'll be discussing,
 "The Address" by Fiona Davis!

An interior designer helps to renovate her cousin's lavish apartment at The Dakota, and learns the scandalous history of a distant ancestor's connection to the murder of the building's architect a century earlier. 

See you then!
Place a hold here or pick up a copy 
at the Circulation Desk. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Well this is amazing news for Black Mirror fans...

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Vulture is reporting that the amazing book, "Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado will get a serialized treatment in the same vein as the Netflix hit, "Black Mirror". 

Image result for I'm inMercado's debut work of short stories was nominated for the National Book Award and features stories that are earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, comic and yet deadly serious. The book is not to be missed. Read more about Carmen Maria Machado here. 

I can't think of a better thing than combining this book with "Black Mirror" and I'm totally in. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Great American Reads is Reporting One Million Votes...!

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One Million Votes!
It’s official — The Great American Read is celebrating ONE MILLION votes in the search for America’s best-loved novel! 

Record your vote in the lobby

of Merrick Library TODAY! 

Your vote is automatically entered into a grand prize drawing and the winning title will be featured as an upcoming book discussion!

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker has some great book recommendations...

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Our friends at Off the Shelf compiled a great list of books that SJP loves! They are definitely worth your time.
See them here. 

Here's a sneak peek:


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What a year for nonfiction...check these out.

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Here are a few great lists from our friends at Off the Shelf and more:
Off the Shelf put this list together
This link is from Esquire
This is from Bookbub
Here are some we recommend (and it's only June!):

Monday, June 11, 2018

Horror fans, you won't want to miss these upcoming 2018 movies...

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Click on the above post to see all nine from our friends at TheLineUp

If you can't wait for them, 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Reading Sign-Ups Start Sunday, June 10th @ 1:30!

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Sign ups begin this Sunday! We have events from1:30-4pm
We'll have three times the fun as 
North Merrick and 
North Bellmore libraries 
join together for the popular 
Adult Summer Reading Program. 
This year’s nationwide theme is Libraries Rock!
Adults can participate by signing up online through our website or at the Reference Desk, 
Sunday, June 10. 
Participants will receive all kinds of sign-up goodies and are encouraged to join and read at their own pace. 

Image result for fiona davis the addressAll participants are invited
 to a  party and 
author discussion 
which will be held at the 
Merrick Library on Thursday, August 16 @ 7 p.m. 
We are fortunate to have author Fiona Davis, 
     as the guest speaker. 
Participants of the program will have a chance to win one of a number of great prizes! 
One lucky winner who is in attendance 
will be chosen for our grand prize! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Did you miss the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion this past Wednesday!

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Did you join us on Wednesday, 
June 6th at 2:30 as we discussed

by Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager
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If not, don't worry!

Our next book is "The Address" by Fiona Davis on Wednesday, July 11 at 2:30pm!