Reader Services Blog

New Series At Glenside: Walt Longmire mysteries

If you like compelling gritty mysteries, try the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson.  These mysteries are set in Wyoming and feature sheriff Walt Longmire, his deputy Victoria Moretti, and friend Henry Standing Bear. 

Polynesian Sing and Dance Program- Sat. Dec. 10 @ 2 PM

Celebrate Summer in Winter on Saturday, December 10 from 2-3:15 P.M. during this fun filled family event as Don Ho MC performer, Pesi Mauga sings to warm tropical Polynesian music while some ladies perform Polynesian dancing. Call 630-260-1550 for details! - MA








December Bestsellers

These bestsellers are coming out in December. Place your holds now.

TNT Mystery Movie Night

TNT's Mystery Movie Night will premier on Tuesday November 29th.  The new series features full-length movies based on books by a variety of mystery authors. Bill Pullman stars in the first movie, Innocent, based on Scott Turow's Book.  Read the books before you watch the movies.

Best mysteries

In 1995 the Mystery Writers of America put together a list of the best mysteries of all time.   Here are some of the top finishers:

Back to the Future

In addition to purchasing new science fiction titles, I think it's important to ensure that we have some of the classics available. Fortunately the publishing trade loves reprints, so it's possible to fill in gaps and replace worn books from great series such as Isaac Asimov's Foundation. We currently have the seven Asimov Foundation novels for you to re-read or perhaps to enjoy for the first time.

Star Wars: Ascension: Fate of the Jedi book 8

For those who've been following the ongoing travails of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi, we have book 8, the penultimate in the series, available now. Will Luke and his son Ben defeat the evil Abeloth? Will the Galactic Alliance collapse into yet another civil war? What about the lost tribe of the Sith? Will Ben tempt the alluring, yet evil Vestara Khai to the light side of the force? Will they get married and make Luke a grandpa? Will the Star Wars universe chug merrily on forever? Who knows, but you might find out a little bit more when you read:

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

Whales: Giants of the Deep

If you are looking for an activity that the whole family can enjoy, take a trip to the Field Museum to see Whales: Giants of the Deep.    Glenside has some great materials to look at before you visit the museum.

Amazon's Best Books of 2011

Amazon's editors have published their list of the Top 100 Books of 2011.  Here are some fiction titles that were at the top of the list.

What are your picks for the best novels of 2011?