by Suzanne Moore, county librarian

June’s literary highlight honors Dava Sobel (b. June 15, 1947), author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (published 1995).  This story follows John Harrison through a 40-year process of inventing the marine chronometer which made it possible for calculating longitude, allowing safe and secure passage across the sea.



by, Suzanne Moore - Wilkes County Librarian

Check out a Party –

Wilkes County Public Library can help you get the party started! If you’re looking for a little summertime fun, check-out the newest items available. All you need is a ‘free’ active library membership to take home fun and games for outdoor entertainment.  Enjoy pickle ball, ladder ball, disc golf, corn hole, badminton, croquet, horseshoes, and bowling.  While playing outside with friends and family, you may want to amplify your party music with Bluetooth speakers too.



by Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian

I wasn't into this book the first time I consumed it, but the second time around I started to tune in to all the hidden sarcasm and jokes. I listened to it on audio, and will likely read the series at some point. Having seen the original movie years ago, I went into the book with the impression that it was a silly nonsense story and didn't expect to like it. I was right about the nonsensical parts, but I was wrong about not enjoying the book. Adams was before his time when describing the actual guide. It had all the characteristics of today's Kindle ... here is website I found that makes a good comparison between the two: The Real Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Has Arrived



New YA Books for Black History Month

Thursday, 17 February 2022 14:04

5 New YA books to read for Black History Month

While it is important to read books by Black writers and about Black stories and characters all year long, now is a good time to start with these 5 YA books that have been released this month.