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FIRST FOLIO! Shadows of Shakespeare: Biographies of a Folio and a Forger

~posted by Carl When William Shakespeare died in 1616, he was not yet the literary giant of the English language. His reputation grew over the centuries, following the development of the Shakespearean cult in the 18th century. About seven years … Continue reading

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Kids Agree: Books are no longer cool

                 ~ Posted by David W. To many it came as a shock. Just as conventional wisdom chorused that in our increasingly plugged-in society print books were destined to get left behind, a series of … Continue reading

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Sketch Away!

Does the very idea of drawing draw you in? We hope so! Come on down!  Downtown, that is, because The Sketchbook Project: A Traveling Library of Artists’ Sketchbooks will be visiting the Central Library, July 10-12 between noon and 3pm. Consisting … Continue reading

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Isn’t It a Pity

by Library Staff   Are you tired of cookie-cutter songs with interchangeable melodies, sung by manufactured celebrities packaged in sound-bite-sized pieces? If so, I invite you to listen to one song which is the complete antithesis of this: “Isn’t It … Continue reading

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Mystery: Thanks to Dick Francis’s son, Sid Halley keeps going

Dick Francis’s Refusal by Felix Francis Francis takes one of his father’s best characters and sets him against a man who is determined to undermine British horse racing. Sid Halley is able to turn the tables on his adversary and … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Friday: Staff Favorites

Here are a few science fiction (and one fantasy) book recommendations from our staff: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker In the dystopian future, biodiversity and cultural treasures have been lost through human folly… or would be, if a … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites: Teen fiction our library staff loves

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger Reading Gail Carriger is like eating a favorite pastry and discovering an unusual filling: light, decadent, funny, paranormal steampunk adventure—this time for teens! Sophronia is a young lady who’d rather climb the side of a building than the … Continue reading

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