Something different: Every week (or so) on the library’s blog you’ll now find a short review, a Hi-Lite—no more than 250 words—that’s less than two minutes of reading! It could be new material just out of the box OR popular titles seen in new ways OR old favorites tucked away on a shelf.
Consider Hi-Lite an invitation from us to you:
Come over. Maybe have coffee. And find something wondrous.
Here you go—–Hi-Lite #1
Where does a lifelong fascination with maps lead?
Well, to inheriting your father’s compass and acquiring a love for the ways that maps allow space for daydreaming. The last quality is exactly what you’ll find in a new library book (just out-of-the-box), A Map of the World According to Illustrators & Storytellers.
There aren’t any Google maps here or proficiency with Geographic Information Systems. There’s nothing wrong with those technologies; we rely on them practically every day. But open this book and you’re in for a surprise. These are maps with “narratives that beg interaction and discovery.” The preface tells the reader that the maps “exhibit a cartographic cult of personality.” They also show a curiosity and a fascination with the idiosyncratic ways in which we each order the world.
Just a little preview of a few favorites: