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Classics Buttons!

We're very proud to be able to announce a fun new initiative here at the Library - collectible "Classics Buttons" our patrons can earn for reading classic works of literature!  By checking out one of these books, reading and returning it, you can earn its collectible button.  From The Epic of Gilgamesh to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a wide array of books from different periods and in different genres are featured.  Patrons that collect ten buttons will even be able to earn a handmade banner for displaying them!

They're classics for a reason, after all - find out why for yourself and try out that book you've always meant to get to - you'll get a button as well as a great read!

Here's the list for your perusal, and we look forward to adding more titles down the road:

  • The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain
  • Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen
  • Ulysses / James Joyce
  • War and Peace / Leo Tolstoy
  • Great Expectations / Charles Dickens
  • The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Gravity’s Rainbow / Thomas Pynchon
  • Infinite Jest / David Foster Wallace
  • The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood
  • Invisible Man / Ralph Ellison
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh / Anonymous
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms / Luo Guanzhong
  • The Odyssey / Homer
  • The Iliad / Homer
  • Beloved / Toni Morrison
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude / Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Slaughterhouse-Five / Kurt Vonnegut
  • To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee
  • Death of a Salesman / Arthur Miller
  • David Copperfield / Charles Dickens
  • Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / Douglas Adams
  • Moby-Dick / Herman Melville
  • Dune / Frank Herbert
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman / Laurence Sterne
  • Swann’s Way / Marcel Proust
  • Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte
  • Crime and Punishment / Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four / George Orwell
  • The Age of Innocence / Edith Wharton
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X / Alex Haley
  • A Confederacy of Dunces / John Kennedy Toole
  • The Remains of the Day / Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Foundation / Isaac Asimov
  • Paradise Lost / John Milton
  • The Decameron / Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Beowulf / Anonymous
  • Don Quixote de la Mancha / Miguel de Cervantes
  • Tao Te Ching / Lao Tzu
  • Titus Groan / Mervyn Peake
  • Brave New World / Aldous Huxley
  • The Three Musketeers / Alexandre Dumas
  • Lonesome Dove / Larry McMurtry
  • The Divine Comedy / Dante Alighieri
  • The Trial / Franz Kafka
  • Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
  • Les Miserables / Victor Hugo
  • The Pillars of the Earth / Ken Follett
  • The Grapes of Wrath / John Steinbeck
  • The Canterbury Tales / Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Main Street / Sinclair Lewis
  • USA / John Dos Passos
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Joy Luck Club / Amy Tan
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass/ Frederick Douglass
  • Neuromancer / William Gibson
  • The Brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

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