RA for your Friday 5/17/19


Calling all group project enthusiasts! WPBS is producing a documentary featuring state and provincial parks in our area called Park It! Explore the Outdoors, and they're looking for a librarian-curated reading list of fiction and nonfiction for all ages with a theme of nature/the outdoors/parks. If you're interested in sharing some titles, please add them to this shared Google doc in the following format: Title, by Author. (Link to a Goodreads page would be awesome.) Deadline is Friday, May 31. Thanks, all!

Moving right along to the RA news of the day...

The June Library Reads list is out! Go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard. Meanwhile, look further ahead into summer with CrimeReads' 100 most anticipated crime books of the season and Elle's 30 Best Books to Read This Summer.

In awards news, we've got, well, a ton to report. Check out these nominees/finalists for the Anthony Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Agatha Award, the Locus Awards, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award!

LibraryReads and NoveList are presenting a Crash Course in Fantasy webinar on May 23 at 2pm; here's a description:

"Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of fantasy? Whether your readers are fans of classic fantasy (like the Lord of the Rings series) or love the steamy, urban fantasy of Anne Bishop, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from Academies of magic to the Faerie realm." Register here!

The 5-Minute Librarian has a Ready to Go book display and Booklist is putting a spotlight on crafts and gardening.

Finally, #FridayReads: I am certainly tracking with Booklist this week; I have dusted off my sewing machine and am ready to start quilting again! It's amazing how little I want to do when it rains, and it has done very little but rain since I finished my last quilting project... I've checked out Sunday Morning Quilts and Stash Lab: Simple Solutions for Scrap Quilts. And since my subconscious is not subtle, I'm also reading The Patchwork Bride by Sandra Dallas. Happy reading!