Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rock N Roll Biographies

If you are looking for something to read this summer check out these biographies of a few of the icons of Rock N Roll!

Little Richard by David Kirby: Book Cover

Little Richard: the birth of rock 'n' roll
David Kirby

This new biography about the "Georgia Peach" describes and analyzes Little Richard's enormous influence on rock 'n' roll against the backdrop of race relations in America in the 1950's. To quote Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, upon hearing "Tutti Frutti" for the first time, "it was as though the world changed suddenly from monochrome to Technicolor."

Paul McCartney: A Life
Peter Ames Carlin

This new biography of Paul McCartney takes the reader from the musician's early days in Liverpool through the heady days of The Beatles, their break-up, his subsequent solo career, marriages, and beyond. Any fan of The Fab Four, and specifically of The Cute Beatle himself, will want to read this latest work. Be sure to check out the Library's collection of Beatles and Paul McCartney CD's!!

Exile on Main Street by Robert Greenfield: Book Cover

Exile on Main St.: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones
Robert Greenfield

The year was 1971 and things were changing in the world of rock and roll. To avoid taxes and because of simmering drug problems, the Stones moved to the south of France where, at Keith Richards' estate, Villa Nellcote, they created what was arguably to become their best album ever, "Exile on Main St.". Be sure to check out the CD from the Library's extensive collection of rock music! You can also get the documentary, Stones in Exile, on DVD at MPL!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Large Print!

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Nathaniel Philbrick

From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In the Heart of the Sea" and the award-winning "Sea of Glory" comes this chronicle of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

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Deliver Us From Evil
David Baldacci

A brand new thriller featuring returning characters Shaw and Katie James from The Whole Truth.

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake: Book Cover

The Postmistress
Sarah Blake

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, "The Postmistress" is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women--and of two countries torn apart by war.

61 Hours
Lee Child

"New York Times"-bestselling author Lee Child's latest thriller is a ticking time bomb of suspense that builds electric tension on every page. A bus accident lands Jack Reacher in a small South Dakota town, where a single witness is the only hope police have to convict a brutal crime ring. Reacher is enlisted to protect the witness against all comers.

This Body of Death (Inspector Lynley Series #15) by Elizabeth George: Download Cover

This Body of Death
Elizabeth George

Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley is on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife. But when the body of a woman is found in an isolated London cemetery, he is prevailed upon to come back to work. Soon Lynley and his former partner, Barbara Havers, find that the roots of the crime trace to a long-ago act of violence.

Scott Turow

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller "Presumed Innocent, Innocent" continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match.

Hot Topics

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Monday, June 7, 2010

First Day of Summer Reading 2010

Today's the first day for summer reading at MPL! We've got programs (and prizes) for readers of all ages, so be sure to follow the links and sign up online. (You can also stop by the Library to register in person.)

Kids: Read to Me & Summer Reading Club

Teens: Teen Summer Reading

Adults: Adult Summer Reading