November 23-24: All libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology
There can never be too many books or movies about Greek Mythology. This month the movie, The Legend of Hercules was released and it amped up my interest in all things Greek again. There is of course the new Heroes of Olympus book, The House of Hades,which came out last fall, and some really cool graphic novels that feature epic tales like the Odyssey: a graphic novel. But if you are looking to find more information about the history and details of gods then try out Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology, one of the library's databases. My favorite part is being able to look up some minor god and figure out who he's related to and what he's done. This database is also useful for making your book reports about Rick Riordan look super impressive.
Stop by the Belmar Library reference desk to pick up a piece of swag from The Legend of Hercules movie. We have t-shirts, hoodies, and posters to give away to teens on a first come first served basis.
* image of Hoplite provided by Lammyman, Flickr Creative Commons, cc 2013.