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Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Newbery winner! Since the Newbery Medal selection committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very secretive), we came up with our own list.  Check them out and read them yourself, then visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in […]

Holiday Gadgets Got You Tied Up In Knots?
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Holiday Gadgets Got You Tied Up In Knots?

  We Can Help! Book a 30-minute one-one-one tech tutoring appointment, and get yourself  untangled.    Register for the next available appointment.      

Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Caldecott winner! Since the Caldecott Committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very hush-hush), we came up with our own list. Visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to read our nominations, then fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in the comments. We think these books […]

9 New Gift Chapter Books for Kids
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9 New Gift Chapter Books for Kids

Looking for a great gift? We know how hard it can be to make a good choice, especially when you don’t know the recipients very well – or know them really well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For the mad scientist middle schooler with a quirky sense of humor… […]

10 New Gift Books for Babies, Preschoolers
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10 New Gift Books for Babies, Preschoolers

Looking for a great gift book? We know how hard it can be to make a good choice, especially when you don’t know a family very well – or know them really well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For the new baby with the foodie parents… We’re Going to […]

10 New Gift Books for Teens
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10 New Gift Books for Teens

Looking for a great gift to give to a teen? We understand how hard it can be to make a good choice: maybe you don’t know the recipient that well – or maybe you know her too well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book lists a bit more specific!   For your very clever […]

Waiting for "Orphan Train"?
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Waiting for “Orphan Train”?

Christina Baker Klines’s novel “The Orphan Train” takes its name from the trains than ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest between 1854 and 1929, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or […]

Waiting to Read "Being Mortal"?
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Waiting to Read “Being Mortal”?

Surgeon and MacArthur fellow Atul Gawande’s new book considers a more balanced relationship between end-of-life care and quality-of-life. Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or already read and loved it, here are five more books that tackle our cultural perspective on doctors, patients, aging and death:   Final Exam: A surgeon’s reflections on mortality […]

Simon & Schuster eBooks Now Available
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Simon & Schuster eBooks Now Available

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, McCullough and More For the first time, we are now able to add eBooks published by Simon & Schuster to our downloadable collection. Highlights for Adults: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller “John Adams,” “Truman,” “1776″ and more by David McCullough “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin […]

Waiting for "We Are Not Ourselves"?
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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 […]