Living Room Library
Your weekly virtual visit to the Small Library!
Week of 5/4/2020
Welcome to the Living Room Library! I am your living room librarian, Ms. Sylvia.
I'm excited about this week's Living Room Library featuring dystopian novels as well as week 2 of our House Arrest book club!
Each week I will post:
- a short video of a book I recommend with some other suggested books by that author or with a similar theme/message
- a video book trailer from one of the 2020 Lone Star books
- a video book trailer from a 2020 Maverick graphic novel
Don't forget: Click on the book covers to view the book trailers for each title.
Need something? Contact me via email (you will find my contact info at the bottom of the Smore) and join the library Blend page!
Can't find a book your're looking for? You can request books (use the button at the bottom of the Smore) to be added to Sora, our online library.
This week's book talk features Life As We Knew It part of The Last Survivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
Our featured book Life As We Knew It is available on MackinVia, Sora (text and audio), and APL Sora (text and audio)
This week's books feature dystopian societies.
House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
available on Sora and APL Sora (text and audio)
The Fog Diver by Joel Ross available on Sora and APL Sora
Gone by Michael Grant available on MackinVia, Sora, and APL Sora (text and audio)
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
available on Sora and APL Sora (audio and text)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
available on Sora, and APL Sora (audio and text)
Uglies: Shay's Story by Scott Westerfeld
available on Sora
Divergent by Veronica Roth
text and audio available on Sora and APL Sora
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
available on Sora and APL Sora
One of Ms. Sylvia's Favorites! Also available as a Graphic Novel!
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
text and audio available on MackinVia, Sora, and APL Sora (text and audio)
Graphic novel available on Sora and APL Sora
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey text and audio available on Sora and APL Sora
Matched by Ally Condie available on Mackin Via, Sora, and APl Sora (audio and text)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins available on MackinVia (audio), text and audio available on Sora and APL Sora
Game Changer by Tom Greenwald
Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas
Want an eBook we don't have on one of our online platforms? Click the button above to request it!
Austin Public Library Student Cards
Here is some helpful information to get you started using your card:
- Take a picture of your card number!
- To access the online virtual library:
Default Password: asid123
If that does not work, use the Resest Your Password/PIN link on the manage accounts page of the catalog:
If email doesn’t work, contact APL Customer Service at 512-974-7475 or
- REMINDER: No fines on children’s and teen materials-only adult materials!
- QUESTIONS? Contact the APL Customer Service Line at 512-974-7475