Stephen King’s fantasy and horror novels have created thrills and chills for readers for many years.
They’ve also found their way to big screen adaptations, the next being based on his “Dark Tower” series with a release date in early August.
King’s work includes more than 50 novels and dozens of awards, including the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2015. And many of his works have been made their way to the movies before this summer’s latest.
However, readers don’t have to wait for the movie to come out, as they can find many of King’s works in our collection. A few featured ones to look for include:
Dark Tower – In a series that has evolved over decades, King takes readers on a tour that winds through multiple genres.
Skeleton Crew – Classic tales of horror fill the pages of this former No. 1 bestseller from 1985.
Misery – Remember the theatrical version of this King classic? Novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car accident only to find he’s now kidnapped by a crazed fan.
And we’re celebrating the world of Harry Potter in many ways inside hometown libraries this summer. It may be hard to believe, but Harry’s 37th birthday is July 31, and this summer also marks the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s series of novels first appearing to beguile readers.
Commemorate these important dates by checking out the following Harry Potter-themed events coming soon to a library near you:
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration – 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, Newcastle Public Library
Harry Potter … All Grown Up! – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Shawnee Public Library
Happee Birthdae, Harry! – 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 31, Norman Public Library Central
And inside any of our libraries, you can access our Harry Potter collection, which is filled with novels, movies and more from the series.
So whether you’re a Hufflepuff or Gryffindor, Slytherin or Ravenclaw, it’s the perfect time to visit your hometown library and show your dedication!