Dr. Christopher Purdy concludes our summer Opera on Film program with Charles Gounods Romeo and Juliet. Based on William Shakespeare... more
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Events for Adults
Weve partnered with Whole Foods to bring you The Reading Café, an exciting new book discussion group that focuses on debut authors. We... more
Join us at the Lane Road Library for our Summer Astronomy Series. Staff members from The Ohio State University’s Department of... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
Written In My Own Heart's Blood is the 8th big,enormous book in the hugely popular Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It was published in June. The first book,The Outlander, was published in 1991. Here is a recommendation from the author about starting the enduring series with this first book:
If you’ve never read any of the series, I’d suggest starting here. If you’re unsure about it, open the book anywhere and read three pages; if you can put it down again, I’ll give you a dollar.
If you can't stop watching you will have to give the Starz Network more than a dollar!
The Outlandish Companion is an in-depth guide to the first four books in the series. It was written in 1999. You will find more information about the entire series at the author's website.
Monty Python’s Financial Obligation Reunion
Sentinel: A Spycatcher Novel
Written by an ex-MI6 field agent, Matthew Dunn, this spy thriller exudes authenticity. Trained to be the ultimate spy, Will Cochran is sent to Russia on a fool’s errand: to find a deep cover agent who has betrayed the U. S. and wants to start a war. Not only does Cochran face geographic and physical odds in Russia, political and economic tensions at home, he is up against the clock, and it is ticking!
Dan Brown’s latest, The Inferno follows the pattern of Brown’s other thrillers. There is an intellectual puzzle to be solved while baddies chase and threaten the good guys. The fate of the world is in Langdon’s hands and hands of the brilliant Sienna Brooks, who accompanies him. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, specifically “Inferno”, is the key to deciphering an obscure message left by an obsessed scientist, Zorbrist, who is intent on saving the world by destroying it. The chase and race is on… through the streets, alleyways, secret underground passages, hidden doors and tombs of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul.
Along the way Langdon delivers a running commentary on the rich history of the Italian Renaissance, Christian, and Islamic art. The abundance of information can distract from the plot versus enrich. I would recommend reading this book for the excitement of the chase, the clues and the underlying theme, but not the convoluted plotting.
Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without all the Junk
Twinkie lovers’ have no fear – you can make your own at home, and guess what? You’ll know exactly what’s in them. This cookbook includes recipes for all kinds of “junk food” of your youth, made with healthier ingredients. There are gluten and dairy free options too.