I Pik You!: Let’s Honor Family Fun Month

7 Aug

In honor of family fun month, this August I am making it a priority to spend more time with my little brother. Our way of bonding is playing video games. We are really into the Wii U Pikmin 3 game. Pikmin is a Real-time strategy and puzzle video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2001. The series has Hey! Pikmin, Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 – my favorite thus far.

If you are really into strategic thinking and puzzles, then this game is for you! It has a goal oriented story mode, as well as competitive mode where you can verse other players OR even a Mission Mode where you can play with someone to try and beat your own top score at passing a level. My brother and I get really into this one. It promotes team work as well as fast thinking.

You can borrow the whole series at Hoboken Public Library for various gamin consoles. It’s a great team work game that’s great for any age and everyone in the family.
I just have one complaint, when is Pikmin 4 coming out?

Check out some of our previous video game related posts for more great games and gamer related items to borrow.

Written by:
Sherissa Salas
Adult Programming Assistant

What’s New in LGBTQ: New Arrivals to Check Out for Hoboken Pride

31 Jul

Hoboken is celebrating LGBTQ Pride again in August this year and the library is participating with great events like our Vogue Program featuring Drag Queen Performers from NYC and a discussion of the history of the Dance.  In honor of LGBTQ Pride here are some of the recent LGBTQ additions to our collections.

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World
by Mason Funk
The Book of Pride tells the story of the LGBTQ rights movement from the early days in 1960s to current day participants in the movement.  Check it out and see where the movement has been and where it is going from the courageous tales of those who were there.  It is available as a digital audiobook from Hoopla.

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color
by Gilbert Baker
The rainbow flag has become an iconic symbol of the LGBTQ pride movement.  In his memoir, Rainbow Warrior, you can learn more about the artist and activist who first created it. Gilbert passed away in 2017, but his legacy and art lives on.   It is available as an ebook and digital audiobook from Hoopla.

Naturally Tan: A Memoir
by Tan France
Tan France is one of the stars of Netflix’s popular Queer Eye and the first openly gay South Asian man to be on a TV show.  In Naturally Tan, he looks back at his childhood in England when he was bullied and his path to coming out and living happily with his husband in Salt Lake City.  It is available as an ebook and digital audiobook from eBCCLS.

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter
by Alexis Hall
Alexis Hall is one of my favorite authors.  His latest novel, The Affair of the Mysterious Letter reimagines Sherlock Holmes as Ms. Shaharazad Haas a consulting sorceress who must solve a blackmail case of a former lover, Miss Eirene Viola.  It is available as an ebook from eBCCLS.

You can see more LGBTQ related posts here!

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Reference

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