Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is the hottest book series around. The first volume, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, was published in Sweden in 2005 under the title, MEN WHO HATE WOMEN. It was awarded the prestigious Glass Key Award. The second and third entries are THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. All three became immediate best sellers in the United States and have been filmed in Sweden.

The series revolves around Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, who teams up with a Swedish journalist to solve the mystery of a young woman's disappearance. This being Swedish crime fiction, there are dark undertones of murder, sadism, and violence. Larsson fashioned the Lisbeth Salander character as a grown-up Pippi Longstocking. The Clarence Dillon Public Library has multiple copies of all three titles in regular print, large print, compact disc, and on the Kindle. The DVD is also available for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (with English subtitles) and THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE will be available this fall.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Register Now for Fall Children's Programs

Registration for the fall children's programs at the Clarence Dillon Public Library begins on Sept. 20. Visit the library website to view a listing of events. Highlights include creating a mosaic picture frame, introduction to yoga, and an animal nature program. In addition, the Children's Growing Garden will be open on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. through October.