Monday, June 13, 2011

Little Dixie Dispatch: Classic Books with Exotic Locations

Little Dixie Regional Libraries is gearing up for Summer 2011! 

Our adult theme this year is “Novel Destinations.” We will be having programming for all ages at all of our branches, as well as a contest for adults where you could win an e-reader. 

For more information check us out on our website (, our Facebook page (Little Dixie Regional Libraries) or give us a call!

Classic books with Exotic Locations
“Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Verne (1873) A Victorian gentleman and his valet win a bet that they can go around the world in only 80 days.

“Into the Heart of Borneo” by Redmond O’Hanlon (1985) The story of a 1983 journey to the center of Borneo, which no expedition had attempted since 1926. O'Hanlon, accompanied by friend and poet James Fenton and three native guides brings wit and humor to a dangerous journey.

“Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883) An innkeeper's son finds a treasure map that leads him to a pirate's fortune.

“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville (1851) An adventurous tale that tells the story of Ishmael as he travels the seas with Captain Ahab. Delves into the fascination and driven power of Ahab as he fights to find and kill a whale named Moby Dick.

“Antony and Cleopatra” by William Shakespeare (~1603-1607) Legendary lovers come to life in Shakespeare's tragedy about the conflict of love and duty. 

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