Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Book deemed to be “out of scope” for the Gwinnett County Library Collection.
While you may find most New York Times bestsellers at the Peachtree Corners Library, there are three you will not find. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” -- currently numbers one through three on the New York Times bestseller fiction list -- are not part of the Gwinnett County Public Library’s (GCPL) collection. Deborah George, the division director for materials management at GCPL, explained the wildly popular books by E. L. James are “out of scope.” The trilogy, referred to by some critics as “mommy porn,” is a series of erotic novels about the relationship between college student Anastasia Steele and businessman Christian Grey -- a man with a unique sexual appetite. “Our collection development plan …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
The circulations department at the Gwinnett Public Libraries has hand-selected these suspenseful page-turners, which will soon hit the shelves.
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
Looking for a book to read cover to cover on a long summer day? These new suspense titles, which will soon hit the shelves, will keep you on the edge of your seat. Go to gwinnettpl.org to reserve, then pick them up at your local branch. 1. Targets Down: A Novel By Bob Hamer 2. Saint's Gate By Carla Neggers 3. Defensive Wounds: A Novel of Suspense By Lisa Brown 4. Keys to the Kingdom By Bob Graham 5. Death in High Places By Jo Bannister 6. Dry Ice By Bill Evans 7. The Queen: A Patrick Bowers Thriller By Steven James 8. End of Days By Robert Gleason 9. Rip Tide By Stella Rimington 10. Wyatt By Garry Disher
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Atlanta native and bestselling author, Karin Slaughter, will be in Peachtree Corners this Friday to sign copies of her latest book, "Fallen," and raise awareness of the needs of public libraries.
The Washington Post has called her “one of the best crime novelists in America.” But for Atlanta native, Karin Slaughter, author of such bestselling novels as Undone, Broken, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless and - her latest release - Fallen, the real crime is the underfunding and outright closing of libraries. “Libraries are the last place any community should cut money,” Slaughter says. “I mean, I understand some things have to be cut, but a lot of these municipalities are gutting the libraries and it’s so short sighted.” A staunch supporter of libraries, Slaughter sites statistics that show a tremendous increase in library usage across the country - up more than 23 percent between 2006 and 2009 – as well as data that …