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Five New Books about Friendship
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Five New Books about Friendship

Will You Be My Friend? Is your little one worried about making new friends? These books can help:   Sophie Sleeps Over by Marisabina Russo Sophie is excited for her first sleepover with her very best friend Olive, but is taken aback when she arrives at Olive’s house to find Olive’s other best friend Penelope there […]

Five New Picture Books to Soothe School Anxiety
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Five New Picture Books to Soothe School Anxiety

Is your little one anxious about starting school? These books can help kids feel more comfortable taking on new challenges and meeting new people:   Rufus Goes to School By Kim T. Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev Rufus loves looking through his favorite book. The only problem is that he doesn’t know how to read […]

Can't Get Enough Outlander? Collection Spotlight
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Can’t Get Enough Outlander? Collection Spotlight

Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of Outlander or the next novel by Diana  Gabaldon, try these books and films:   The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]

Race, Police and Conflict in the U.S.
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Race, Police and Conflict in the U.S.

From “Do the Right Thing” to “Fruitvale Station” In light of the current tumult and tragedy in Ferguson, MO (and many other places around the world), these books and films may help you further explore the issues involved:   Fruitvale Station DVD [2014] The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who resolves […]

Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into
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Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

Plus Two Shark DVDs Does your elementary schooler love sharks? Check out these age appropriate books and DVDs, to help you celebrates shark week anytime:   For Grades K – 3 Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever – or Snack Time? writen by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be […]

Ride and Read: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
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Ride and Read: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Fall 2014: In the Mood for Espionage Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” by John le Carré. It’s the kind of book that makes metro the stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish. Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  November 20, 7:00 p.m. at Le Pain Quotidien in […]

As We Head to the Beach...
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As We Head to the Beach…

At Central Library we’re reading these great new books:   Margaret is reading: The Director: A Novel by David Ignatius (which is about hacking the CIA, and is for her book club)         Michelle is reading: Perfidia by James Ellroy (which is a prequel to Ellroy’s LA Quartet, and is just as […]

We Love Football: Fantasy, Mystery and History
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We Love Football: Fantasy, Mystery and History

It’s Football Season! Whether you want to lead your team to glory in the Library’s Dewey Decimators League (or your own league), or just relax with a good book, try some of these titles:   Fantasy Football for Dummies by Martin Signore Fantasy football can be an addictive hobby. But if you’ve never played before, […]

Before School Starts...
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Before School Starts…

At Cherrydale we’re kicking back with these great books:   Joe is reading: Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Heights   (which is an excellent Civil Rights biography)       Kathy is reading: The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes by Suzanne Pollak & Lee Manigault […]

Q: Where Can You Find Unbiased Financial Planning Guides?
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Q: Where Can You Find Unbiased Financial Planning Guides?

A: Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides, via the Library eCollection   The 9 downloadable Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides are easy-to-use, with step-by-step instructions and worksheets to help you make important financial decisions. Each 50-70 page guide offers a description of the topic, what criteria to look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with, […]