June 11, 2019

The Nuclear Option

Wondering which Chernobyl characters were based on real people and what their fates were? Thinking about what it was like to work as a scientist behind the Iron Curtain? Curious about other nuclear disasters or industrial accidents? If you or your patrons have questions, we can help. 

April 23, 2019

Be a superhero readers’ advisor

Given the abundance of recent superhero movies (Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Shazam, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home), you may be seeing more requests from your patrons for superhero comics and stories. If not, the stakes are being raised: May 4th is Free Comic Book Day (and Star Wars Day)!

February 6, 2019

Where there’s smoke, there’s FYRE

It's been almost two years since the notorious — and endlessly memed — Fyre Festival debacle, but the hits just keep on coming. In January, both Netflix and Hulu delved into the drama with their own buzzy documentaries chronicling the aftermath of “the greatest party that never happened." Do you have patrons who can't get enough of these documentaries? NoveList can help you stay on top of pop culture trends to connect with your patrons.

January 31, 2019

How to use the Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch at your library

From the moment the Netflix interactive film Black Mirror Bandersnatch dropped at the end of December, viewers have been discussing, watching, re-watching, analyzing, and dishing about the film. All of this conversation leads to plenty of opportunities for libraries to capitalize on this trend. 

October 18, 2018

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give has been a hit amongst teens and adults alike since its 2017 debut. Thomas has received numerous awards and has been on book clubs lists around the country. The book has now been adapted into a film which will be released in theaters October 19. 

November 6, 2017

Harness the power of pop culture to connect with your community

Lately I've been thinking about all the ways (old and new) that libraries can use popular culture to connect with their communities -- and possibly to reach new communities. 

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