All Things Flying, Including Molly’s Owlets!

As you may have heard, or read on the front page of the San Diego Tribune (photo by Carlos Royal), our beloved North County owlets have reached a milestone: flight! The internet sensation of Molly the Owl and her owl babies is still going strong, and as usual, the San Diego County Library has lots of goodies to help encourage this phenomenon. As a reminder, check out our previous post highlighting a wonderful array of owl books!

To fuel your love of flight this time around is a selection of some of the hottest flying-related items in the collection right now! Check out the items below so you’ll be in-the-kn0w!


This film, directed by renowned director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) takes place several years after Amelia Earhart learns to fly, and follows her journey (with the help of her husband and business partner) as she attempts a solo flight around the world. Based on the books East to Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart this charming movie features Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor.

Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World’s Most Deadly Fighting Machine

Apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside the cockpit of the world’s deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world—the Apache helicopter. In the cockpit of an Apache, hands, feet, and even eyes need to operate independently. As strong as a tank and, equipped with two Rolls Royce RTM-322 engines, the helicopter is remarkably fast and nearly impossible to shoot down.

Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts

Apollo is a photographic commemoration of the Apollo lunar missions as seen through the eyes of the astronauts. Each of the surviving 21 astronauts from the Apollo missions has chosen a favorite photograph from his space flight especially for this book. These selections are accompanied by other iconic photographs from the Apollo missions. Bestselling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking contribute a foreword on the meaning of the space exploration.

Up in the Air

If you’ve seen the movie, now is the time to read the book! A traveling management consultant, thirty-five-year-old Ryan Bingham spends his life on airplanes and in airports as he travels around the country, pursuing his goal to accumulate one million miles in his frequent flyer account.
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About Steven Deineh

Steven is a librarian at San Diego County Library headquarters. He mostly enjoys reading young adult fiction (some of his favorites include Feed by M.T. Anderson, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling), science fiction/fantasy (Ender's Game & series by Orson Scott Card, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke), and fiction (anything by Sarah Waters, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett). When not reading, you can find him sleeping, drinking coffee, and wanderlusting all over San Diego County and the world.

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