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Film Adaptations: Winners, Losers, and a Draw by Nick

No doubt you’ve participated in the eternal discussion as any avid, passionate reader has: which is better? Should I see the movie or read the book? Was the filmmaker hopeless or inspired? Did they lose the plot in favor of cheap CGI thrills? Below are some notables that stand out.

The Winners:

Do you want to increase your vocabulary? The library has just the thing to boost your verbal skills!

The library's Verbalearn database is a great way to learn new words and increase your language abilities. Verbalearn first tests what you know by asking a series of multiple choice questions about the definitions and synonyms of several words. As you answer the questions, it keeps track of which terms you've missed and which you've answered correctly. You can review the missed words via a study list to help you remember the new vocabulary.

The Book of Love by Rebecca

Geek alert! Two of my favorite things have come together: Dictionaries and David Levithan ! David Levithan is an author, editorial director at Scholastic, and founder of PUSH, an imprint that seeks and promotes new and original voices in teen literature. Levithan is most well known for his affirming, heartfelt, and quirky young adult novels like Boy Meets Boy .

Conspiracy Fiction by Nick

If you think Oliver Stone has the conspiracy bug, take a moment and introduce yourself to some of the more creative and paranoid works major, award winning authors have written. Sure, most everyone is aware of The Da Vinci Code and Dan Brown’s unique brand of conspiratorial suspense, but he by no means is the only paranoid fiction writer. Below are some of the better novels that incorporate age old conspiracy theories.

I'm looking for work, but I'm stuck. I need help putting together a resume and finding job openings. Can the library help me?

Join us for Job Lab, a monthly open computer lab just for job seekers. Job Lab is offered at Martin Regional, Rudisill Regional, and Central Libraries. Upcoming dates for July:

Martin Regional Library, Computer Lab - 2601 S. Garnett Rd - July 18, 10 A.M.- Noon Central Library, Computer Training Room - 400 Civic Center July 25, 2-4 P.M. Rudisill Regional Library, Computer Lab - 1520 N. Hartford July 26, 1-3 P.M.

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