RA for your Friday 8/11/17

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First things first! If you loved hearing Becky Spratford talk about how to help readers at last year's annual meeting (and I know you did; I read the evaluations), then this upcoming webinar on genre fiction is for you. Here's the link to register; participate on your own, or join me at NCLS! I'll fire up the big TV and everything. There may even be popcorn.

Don't look now, but the September Library Reads list is out! Go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard.

Early Word is no longer an active blog, but that doesn't mean they don't have a few tricks up their sleeve, like this update on TV and film adaptions - complete with spreadsheets and a reminder that the Ken Burns documentary on Vietnam is coming next month. (DISPLAY ALERT!)

In current events, The Booklist Reader has the fiction of North Korea, and Barnes & Noble has a list related to the upcoming eclipse. (Want more eclipse info? Here you go.)

And finally, #FridayReads: On deck for me this weekend is The Ballad of Black Tom. I realized last weekend after a discussion with a horror lover of my acquaintance that I really haven't read much in that genre since I stopped halfway through The Shining in 1997. This slim, award-winning novella should be just the thing to get me back into it. Happy reading!

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