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Every week new and wonderful books join the collection of The Urbana Free Library. We librarians select a wide variety of titles, providing a little bit of everything to tempt our favorite readers—you, our library users.
Here are some standouts from this week’s arrivals in the Adult Department:
Read more about Brand New--Just For You
Don't bother the earth spirit who lives here. She is working on a story. It is the oldest story in the world and it is delicate, changing. If she sees you watching she will invite you in for coffee, give you warm bread, and you will be obligated to stay and listen. But this is no ordinary story. You will have to endure earthquakes, lightning, the deaths of all those you love, the most blinding beauty. It's a story so compelling you may never want to leave; this is how she traps you. See that stone finger over there? Read more about Moments Crystalized into Words
Ever wonder how a computer works? How about networking? Want to know more about internet security? Are you frustrated that technology seems intent on, well, frustrating you? Have you ever wanted to use digital technology to make something, or to help you achieve a goal? Read more about De-Mystifying Technology Workshop
I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections lately. In a range of genres from general fiction to horror to science fiction. I’ve enjoyed the rapid reading of short, though-provoking pieces. These are a couple of the best: Read more about Read Any Good Stories Lately?
I confess that I have not always been a fan of graphic novels. I appreciated the artwork and stylistic value, but it was difficult for me to read the text and visual story as a whole work. I would either concentrate on the text bubbles, or look exclusively at the artwork. Read more about It's Time to Get Graphic!
What happens when a super-hero ages out? Can he ever stop righting wrongs—will his ego even allow it? Frank Miller’s story of an aging Batman plays with this idea brilliantly. For those of you now thinking “this sounds just like ‘The Watchmen,’” the first installment of “The Dark Knight Returns” was published in 1986 where as Read more about The Dark Knight Returns!