Hello and welcome to Episode Eighteen of Page Turn: the Largo Public Library Podcast. I’m your host, Hannah!
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The Spanish Language Book Review begins at 8:40 and ends at 11:50
The English Language Transcript can be found below
But as always we start with Reader’s Advisory!
The Reader’s Advisory for Episode Eighteen is 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. If you like 2666 you should also check out: Big Breasts and Wide Hips by Mo Yan, Ghosts by Cesar Aira, and Oracle Night by Paul Auster.
My personal favorite Goodreads list How to Change Your Mind is on is Books I Added to My Reading List Because of An Unnecessary Woman.
Today’s Library Tidbit comes to us from Iris Shalit.
Iris stopped by the talk about her newest book club “I Love a Mystery! There Not All Agatha Christie!”. This is a mystery book club. The first book will be Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton, but the book club will be reading across the genre of mystery.
If you’re looking for a good mystery to get into check out the book club and check out our Reader’s Advisory brochure for Mystery currently available next to the Information Desk.
We added a bonus tidbit for this episode about Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week is a national celebration coordinated by Welcoming America and member organizations. During this annual series of events, communities across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2018, there were over 2,000 events in 400 communities around the country.
And now it’s time for Book Traveler, with Victor:
Welcome to a new edition of Book Traveler. My name is Victor and I am the Community Outreach Librarian at the Largo Public Library.
In this segment I’m going to talk about a book we have in the Spanish collection. The book is titled The Diary of Anne Frank: a Graphic Novel .
Synopsis: After the invasion of Holland, the Frank family hid from the Gestapo in a house attached to the building where Anne’s father had his offices. There she hid from June 1942 until August 1944, when her and her family were arrested and sent to concentration camps. In that place and in the most precarious conditions, Anne, a thirteen-year-old girl, wrote her diary: a unique testimony about the Nazi horror and barbarism, and about the feelings and experiences of Anne herself and her companions.
This volume collects this shocking story and delicately turns it into a graphic novel. Providing a new opportunity to approach a story that is already part of all of us. “Wealth, fame, everything can be lost, but the happiness in the heart at most can be veiled, and always, as long as you live, it will make you happy again.”
Opinion: Seeing that this story had been published in a graphic novel, I really wanted to read it. When I read the book a few years ago, I found everything that was told in it very interesting and the graphic novel has been a great opportunity to get closer to the story.
Without a doubt, it seems to me a very good opportunity for those people who read more visually to connect with the story. Obviously, many details of the original book are lost as it is a graphic novel but it is very well done and shows what is really necessary in the story.
The story is very hard and the graphic novel softens it. I think that history is very well shown without being too explicit about different situations.
Some of the pages are literal excerpts from the newspaper but that connect very well with the style of the graphic novel and it brings the reader closer to the original novel.
Something that took me by surprise was Anne’s bisexuality. Apparently, from what I was reading on the internet, it is reflected in some books and not in others. It is given a very specific moment in the graphic novel.
In summary: it is a graphic novel that I would recommend, both for those who have already read the novel, and for those who have not yet done so and want to know the story. It is a graphic adaptation that is quite faithful to the novel and with a very well maintained style. Recommended for both children and adults.
Is all for today. Until the next edition of Book Traveler. Goodbye
Thanks everyone for listening some upcoming library events to keep track of:
October 1st Ocean-Friendly Business at 6:30pm in Jenkins Room B
October 2nd Play and Grow Music at 10:30am in the Children’s Program Room
October 3rd Introduction to Genealogy (Beginner) at 1:00pm in the Local History Room
October 3rd Experience Virtual Reality at 4:00pm in the ideaLAB
October 4th EdTalks: Marketing Your Home Business Effectively: Tools and Techniques at 11:00am in Jenkins Room C
October 7th Falling for Leaves at 1:00pm in the Children’s Program Room
October 8th Occupation Research at 10:00am in the Local History Room
October 8th Blockchain at 3:00pm in Jenkins Room A
October 9th Chapter Chat @ Evermore Cafe at 6:00pm at the Evermore Cafe
October 15th Fact or Fiction Book Club: Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party at 4:00pm in the Children’s Program Room
October 16th Medicare 101 at 3:00pm in Jenkins Room C
October 18th Disney Villains at 4:00pm in the Children’s Program Room
October 19th Art of Book Folding at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A
October 22nd eBooks and eAudiobooks: Learn Libby at 3:00pm in Jenkins Room C
October 23rd Wizard Creations and Treats at 5:00pm in the Children’s Program Room
-Registration is required
October 28th Harry Potter-Palooza at 5:30pm in the Jenkins Wing
–Listen to the podcast next month for a special treat
October 29th Halloween Bingo at 4:00pm in the Children’s Program Room
October 30th Portrait of a Bride at 3:00pm in Jenkins Room A & B
-Registration is Required
October 31st Molecular Gastronomy at 4:00pm in the ideaLAB
Remember the library will be closed on October 14th for Staff Development Day and October 26th for Spooktacular.
Have a great day everyone we hope to talk to you again soon!
For everyone interested our intro music is by Break the Bans and the outro music is by Jahzzar, both artists can be found on Free Music Archive.