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  • The Best of Mike Nichols

    Mike Nichols’s career in theater and film spanned over 5 decades, and he directed many excellent film adaptations of books and plays (he also made some great original films). Delve into his work with these:

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    Waiting for "We Are Not Ourselves"?

    Waiting for “We Are Not Ourselves”?

    Matthew Thomas’ novel charts the story of the American Century, with the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. Whether you’re waiting to read “We Are Not Ourselves,” or already read it and loved it, here are five more epic family sagas exploring the American Dream:   Within […]

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    Storytime Break: Nov. 23, 2014 - Jan. 5, 2015

    Storytime Break: Nov. 23, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015

    Fall 2014 Storytimes End Saturday, Nov. 22 We will miss seeing you every week, but we’re planning great things for January 2015!

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    Celebrate Winter with Picture Books

    Celebrate Winter with Picture Books

    Fall 2014 Storytimes End Saturday, Nov. 22 We will miss seeing you every week, but we’re planning great things for January! Winter 2015 storytimes will begin the week of January 5.   You can create your own seasonal storytime (at home or at the Library) with these picture books about snow and winter:   Snow Babies […]

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    Video: YA Author Meg Medina on Bullying

    Video: YA Author Meg Medina on Bullying

    Recorded Monday, Oct. 27 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Ms. Medina is the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpré medal and the 2013 CYBILS Fiction winner for her young adult novel, “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.” She is also the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers medal winner for her picture […]

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    Geography Awareness Week: 5 Books (and 2 Websites) for Kids

    Geography Awareness Week: 5 Books (and 2 Websites) for Kids

    Celebrate Geography Awareness Week, November 16 – 22! Kids and adults can explore geography all over the world with National Geographic Virtual Library (free with your Library card), or discover the geography of food as part of the National Geographic Society’s focus this year.   We also recommend these great geography books for your young […]

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    Do You Recognize This First Line?

    Do You Recognize This First Line?

    Test Your Memory At Central Library In honor of NANOWRIMO, we’re holding a “First Line Quiz” at Central Library during November.  To take part, visit the NANOWRIMO display in the first floor lobby at Central, complete your age-appropriate quiz, and drop it in the submission bucket.  You can get a head start with these images […]