Thursday, September 20, 2007

Robert Jordan, 1948-2007

Robert Jordan, author of the bestselling Wheel of Time fantasy series, died Sunday, September 16. The twelfth and final book in the Wheel of Time series (working title A Memory of Light), was unfinished at the time of his death. It seems probable that it will be finished and published eventually, but until then, if you need to start another giant fantasy series to tide yourself over, try one of these:

Steven Erikson's series The Malazan Book of the Fallen is five books along, out of a projected ten. Even the scale of the first book, Gardens of the Moon, is huge, detailing the mortal and divine forces arrayed against each other in the last Free City to stand against the Malazan Empire's Genabackis Campaign.

A Song of Ice and Fire is George R. R. Martin's series recasting the Wars of the Roses in a fantasy setting. It's full of terrible, horrible, awful people and worse events ... just the kind of thing I like to read! It's not for the faint of heart. He's working on the fifth book of the series.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Music Lovers Weekend @ the Library

Bookstock Music Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2007
1 pm to 11 pm
Main Library Plaza
Free admission

10 bands, 10 hours of rock. Featuring Dave Todoran, Rockefeller Four, Mike Conley, Jamerib School of Rock, The Wailhounds, Action Jaxson, Pop-N-Fresh, Phil's Family Lizard, Pillars of Society, and the Humanity.

Peter Fletcher
Sunday, September 23, 2007
2:00-3:30 pm
Main Library Theater
Free admission

Peter Fletcher, classical guitarist, visits ACPL once again. Check out Peter's website at and then join us for his performance Sunday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

America at Home project

A project similar to our Day in Allen County project, which captured life here in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana for a specific date, the America at Home 7 Days project is a week-long attempt to capture life in America.

Monday, September 17, 2007

We're all starting to look the same!

I noticed at American Library Association conventions (ALA) that you can generally pick the librarians out of a crowd, even in a large city. But does this happen at other libraries? We've noticed several pairs of staff people who are starting to look very similar.

We look similar for a reason
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Library resemblance?
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We look similar for a reason. We're just not sure what it is yet! :)

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