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Celebrating Short Story Cycles

Short stories that are linked to one another can have an engrossing effect, much like the prestige cable dramas of today. Try one of the collections on this list during May, Short Story Month.

New York Times Read Alikes: May 8, 2016

The top five is full of romance again this week. For readers who are feeling a bit edgier, there is a new David Baldacci adreneline ride in the mix as well.

Epic Literary Breakup Lines

Gone with the Wind won a Pulitzer Prize on May 3, 1937, and it’s inspiring us to come up with other great literary breakups.

Hot Off the YA Presses

The first few months of 2016 have produced some exceptional new young-adult fiction. Here’s a handful of the titles we’re most excited about—newly arrived in our system and ready for checkout.

In Memory of Prince

We are saddened by the news of the passing of iconic musician and performer Prince. Thank you, Prince, for all you gave us. Here are a few of our favorites available on CD at the Library.

Exceptional New Young Readers

A few exceptional young readers for kids in 3rd through 5th grade.

And the Winner Is ... Pulitzer 2016

The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, an Hungarian-born American who made a forture as a newspaper publisher. Here are this year's winners and finalists in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music.

The Panama Papers: Fictional Characters We Suspect May Have Offshore Accounts

Unless you have been living under a rock this month, you have surely heard about The Panama Papers, the biggest secret data leak in history. Here are a few fictional characters we are pretty sure would be implicated.

Six Picture Books for #Hamilkids

Picture books about the founding figures from the worlds of hip-hop and the American Revolution… all of whom were in the room where it happens.

New York Times Read Alikes: April 17, 2016

The top five bestselling fiction titles include: a thriller full of secrets and lies, a banter-filled regency romance, even more British romance, family drama, and an historic mystery.

Biographies, The Ultimate Self-Help Tool

If you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, read the story of someone else who has been there.

The Bernstein Awards: Meet the Finalists

The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism annually honors a journalist whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. Meet this year’s shortlist, with a few words from the committee members.

39 Women Journalists Whom We Admire

Author Gay Talese stirred the ire of the Internet on Saturday when he reportedly couldn't name a single woman writer who inspired him... so we gave him some suggestions in journalism.

Journalists on ISIS

If you are wondering how this group got to the point of being organized, strategic, and growing steadily in numbers, these journalists can help you sort it all out.

Happy Birthday To The Little Prince

The Little Prince, a novella, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published on April 6, 1943. If you read and loved it, here are a few other titles that are fantastic, magical, whimsical, perfect for the 9-12 year old set, and also feature princes.

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature.

Batman vs Superman: Recommended Reading List

Batman vs Superman marks the first time the two heroes have appeared in a live action film together. The story in the film does not come from any particular comic but there were some that provided inspiration, so read them and brush up on your hero knowledge!

In Praise of Female Rock Memoirs

Several great female memoirs have been published since Patti Smith's phenomenally successful Just Kids. Here's to the rise of the female rock memoir.

Fiction Set in Pakistan

Eleven books for readers of all ages.

Miles to Go Before We Sleep

In honor of Robert Frost’s birthday, we asked our book experts for a twist on the poet’s infamous line: What’s a children’s book that deals with exhaustion, parental or otherwise?