Hobbit Day

Calling all Hobbit Fans! Did you know September 22nd is Hobbit Day? Hobbit Day is in reference to that day being the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978. If anyone is familiar with the movie version, The Fellowship of the Ring actually shows Bilbo’s birthday party – a day of fun, food, drink and fireworks. Check out the list below for different Tolkien based materials! The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring by Howard Shore Music from the first Lord of the Rings movie. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers by Howard Shore Music from the second Lord of the Rings movie. The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King by Howard Shore Music from the third Lord of the Rings movie. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit by Corey Olsen Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. The Hobbit By J. R. R. Tolkien- 101 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know by G Whiz Did you know since childhood, Tolkien had a keen interest in various languages and was competent in Gothic and Finnish and a master of Greek and Latin? Or, did you know the first of the trilogy for ‘The Hobbit’ was filmed in 266 days in New Zealand?  Hobbit Lessons by Devin Brown Millions of fans worldwide have been attracted to The Hobbit for its unique combination of high adventure and profound truths. Devin Brown, presents a fast-paced and easy-to-follow presentation of timeless spiritual messages to help navigate your journey. Peppered with illustrations throughout, Hobbit Lessons offers troll-sized portions of relevance and regular nuggets of good Hobbit sense.  Happy Reading! -Katie, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

Reflective Journaling

A new week can only mean one thing here on the library blog- it’s time for a new reflective journaling sheet! This week’s sheet asks you to reflect upon books that you haven’t read.  Is there a particular books that you have refused to read for whatever reason? If so, why do you think that is? To see what a selection of Livingston Library staff members haven’t read, check out this blog post. You can access this week’s sheet here: Journaling Sheet 9-21 Happy Journaling! -Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian