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The Importance of Books

The confidence—and other benefits—that come from reading. Learn more in a Webinar by Francie Alexander.

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Book of the Week: LIFE SENTENCES by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey’s LIFE SENTENCES; three middle aged woman decide to make changes in their lives.

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Movie of the Month: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The handsome, former sports star, Brick Pollitt, and his sultry wife, visit his family’s Mississippi plantation to celebrate “Big Daddy’s” 65th birthday. There, the hot-headed old man confronts his son, and demands to know why he and Maggie haven’t given him a grandchild. Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, with an all-star cast comprised of Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, and Judith Anderson.

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Celebrating 200 Years of Walt Whitman at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress will celebrate the 200th anniversary of American poet and changemaker Walt Whitman’s birthday in spring 2019 with a series of exhibits, public programs and a digital crowdsourcing campaign to showcase the Library’s unparalleled collections of Whitman’s writings and artifacts.

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May 2019 Book Recommendations

Paul Kalanithi’s WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR; a 36-year-old neurosurgeon is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer just before his decade of training is completed. Joanne Greenberg’s I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN; a sixteen-year-old schizophrenic is guided back to sanity by a psychiatrist; based on the author’s life. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey’s LIFE SENTENCES; three […]

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History Matters

It happened on April 18, 1775. Bostonians Paul Revere and William Dawes galloped into history when they set out on horseback from the city to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were on the march to disrupt the Patriot cause. They planned to overthrow the fledgling revolutionary movement before more colonists were […]

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National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7 – 13) is a great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. Whether you check out the library in person or online, you’ll be contributing to your community. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Melinda Gates is the honorary chair of National Library Week. […]

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Book of the Week: THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand

An architect defies people and conventional standards during the construction of his masterpiece.

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Book of the Week: I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Joanne Greenberg

A sixteen-year-old schizophrenic is guided back to sanity by a psychiatrist; based on the author’s life.

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Book of the Week: WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by Paul Kalanithi

A 36-year-old neurosurgeon is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer just before his decade of training is completed.

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