Tag Archives: books

Children’s holiday books and Legos are here

Legos!Tomorrow is the first day of Winter Break for Wilsonville kids, so we’ll be putting out a tub full of Legos in the Children’s Room.  They’ll be out on one of the big wooden tables in the JER / New Non-Fiction area during Winter Break when the Children’s Desk is staffed.

Also, we put many of our Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanza books on display in the Children’s room.  They are on the shelf that usually has easy non-fiction books (opposite side of non-fiction DVD’s, facing the play area).

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask at the Children’s Reference Desk, or call 503-570-1599, or email engelfried@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

September is Banned Books Week, er, Month

banned books displayTo celebrate Banned Books Week (which we are turning into a full month here), Reference Librarian Malia Laughton has created a display of banned books.

But it’s not just a display.

wrapped banned bookAvailable for checkout are banned books wrapped in brown paper. On the package is a description of the book with identifying details blacked out and an explanation of why the book was banned.

Come see what you might be missing by checking out a “banned book” today!

And it looks like word is getting around . . . one patron’s happy comment.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

A boy, a tiger, and a boat

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A boy, a bengal, and a boat

It sounds like a joke, right? But we’re serious – this month’s First Friday Film (tomorrow night, April 5, at 6PM) stars the film based on the book Life of Pi.

The film recently won four Academy Awards from eleven nominations, including Best Director. The book won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the 2003 Boeke Prize (a South African novel award), and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Best Adult Fiction for years 2001–2003. And did we mention that the book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide? Not bad for a book that got rejected by five publishing houses!

So what’s all the hubbub about? Here’s the gist:

“After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.”

Los Angeles Times Book Review called it “A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction.”

Get your library copy in these formats:

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.