On this day in history…and some books

Do you ever stop and wonder about history in the context of the current date?

I know I often think about history in the context of big historic arches but very seldom do I slow down and think about what happened on a specific date and in fact the date that it currently is.

So I thought it would be fun to peek into history and see what kinds of things were going on on May 7th.

According to the History channel…

1994

Edvard Munch’s famous painting, “The Scream” was recovered after being stolen from its museum home in Oslo.

Want to know more about thefts in the art world? Check out this book, The Gardner heist: the true story of the world’s largest unsolved art theft, by Ulrich Boser.

1915

The Lusitania is torpedoed and sunk by a German Submarine. The Lusitania was the world’s largest passenger ship of its time, that is until its sister ship was completed.

Want to learn more about this epic tragedy? Read up on it in Diana Preston’s book Lusitania.

1896

Dr. H.H. Holmes, one of America’s notorious serial killers, was hanged to death in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. Holmes operated during the World’s Fair in Chicago.

Check out the book The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson and read an account of two men who shaped the history of the event including H.H. Holmes and architect Daniel Burnham.

 

5 Problems Book Worms Face

Tell me do any of these sound familiar???

I think these are all something us bookworms have felt at one time or another.

1.

When the book ends and there isn’t a sequel

2.

When reading time keeps getting interrupted

3.

You think about doing dishes and laundry but you found a book you wanted to read instead

4.

You wish reading burned as many calories as running

5.

You have a massive pile of books but you still have the urge to check out more from the library

 

I bet you found your head nodding along to at least one of these. Let me know what your biggest bookworm problem is in the comments!

5 End of Summer Reads for your list

Summer is almost over! Did you just have a panic attack like I did? No more days at the lake, time on the beach and the days are getting shorter.

BUT just because the summer is ending doesn’t mean it is time to give up your summer reading plans quite yet. Take a look below for our suggestions of some quick end of the summer reads to lead you into fall!

Come Sundown, by Nora Roberts

One plus one, by Jojo Moyes

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

A hundred summers, by Beatriz Williams

Summerland, by Elin Hilderbrand

Come into the library today and pick up one of these titles to read over the long weekend!

A NEW Resource for our patrons!

The Library is excited to bring to you this new resource! BrainHQ is a resource that lets you exercise your brain. Memory loss, slowed reactions and trouble with information recall does not have to be a fact of life that we accept.

By using BrainHQ to exercise your brain you can fight back! BrainHQ was built by a team of neuroscientists, with proven exercises to make real lasting improvements in brain function.

BrainHQ is built to adapt to your unique performance so you know that your brain is getting exactly what it needs to stay strong.

To get access to BrainHQ all you need to do is click here and create your account using your library card.

You will then be able to access:

  • – brain teasers
  • – brain facts & myths
  • – tips for supplementing your training through everyday habits
  • – & 29 online exercises