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Author: David Wyatt

Inspiring New Worlds: 6+ titles with video game tie-ins

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Have you noticed the geek in your life is excited, but you’re not sure why? Maybe it’s Terry Pratchett’s upcoming posthumous novel The Long Cosmos? Or maybe it’s the next movie from Duncan Jones (something with orcs, I think)? If it’s neither of these, then maybe it is E3 2016: Inspiring New […]

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Comic giveaway and year-round reading

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Free Comic Book Day has been the first Saturday in May for 15 years. This year it falls on May 7. Comic book shops (including local shops, The Comic Book Shop and Merlyn’s) will have promotional comics and usually some colorful characters in full costume. This year at the Argonne Library, our […]

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Fools and tricksters who delight us

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 31, 2016 at 11:49 am

By David Wyatt April Fools’ Day draws near and the scheming has surely begun. This scheming divides the world into tricksters and the fools who fall for their tricks every time. I always like to think the fool has more going on, that the trickster is blissfully unaware of such depth. That could just be […]

Batman v Superman: A Comics Primer

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone Batman and Superman aren’t buddies. They fight for the same team 99.9% of the time but their […]

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A Valentine’s list for the miserable, stubborn, and disillusioned

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Call it Anna Howard Shaw day. Call it a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make you feel like crap. Or call it Valentine’s Day. Not everyone looks forward to this holiday, regardless of your relationship status. So if you’re not feeling particularly romantic here’s a list for your reading/listening/viewing pleasure […]

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Oscar’s best films: A year in books

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt When the Academy Award nominees for best picture were announced earlier this month, I had a strange sense of deja vu. It was not because of the continued lack of diversity in actors nominated or list of films many people won’t see. What was so familiar was that nearly every nominated film owed […]

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5 Books about human origins to read now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Now through February 2 at the North Spokane Library, we are privileged to host the Smithsonian’s national traveling exhibit, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?. The exhibit inspired me to compile a short reading list, mostly on natural selection and evolution. Most of these are quick reads that are not too […]

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Library Hack: hoopla digital comics

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt In addition to the movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, and music available via hoopla, you can now also check out comic books (graphic novels if you’d rather). It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up a comic book, but while exploring hoopla I was excited to see old favorites like Fables and The Sandman. […]

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The Force Awakens: A reading list for the Star Wars novel nerd

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt It is a dark time for the Star Wars novel nerd. Although a new shiny Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is on the horizon, Disney has thrown out our beloved continuity from the expanded universe of Star Wars novels. Little does the casual fan know, new stories are being published rapidly leading […]

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Mixtape: A non-traditional Halloween playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt This might be heretical, but as far as Halloween-themed music goes I have never been a fan of Tim Burton’s soundtracks, Rob Zombie gets old after the n-teenth time, and Ghostbusters is a little too upbeat for my taste. I get it though—it’s easy to make a list of songs or albums […]

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