Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Crash Course in Bookish Acronyms

Okay, I admit it: I use some bookish acronyms and assume everyone else knows them and uses them. And then, I have a moment of doubt (especially if I’m using one with a non-librarian), so I’ll explain my acronym and … Continue reading

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Steadying yourself for the end of Downton?

Now that Downton is in its final season, perhaps you’re steadying yourself for that final episode? Readying your bottle of wine and box of tissues? And then, what next? If you’ve been enjoying Downton Abbey, we have a few book suggestions, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Ready for the Oscars: Read!

Before you don that gown and pour that glass of champagne February 28th, reserve your copy of these book-to-movie Best Picture nominees (and let us know how the films compare): The Big Short by Michael Lewis Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín The Revenant by … Continue reading

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Sloane Crosley’s Six Rules for a Successful Book Group

Crosley, of I Was Told There’d Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number, and, most recently, The Clasp, offers a few ideas on how to keep your book club chugging along: Remember, SLPL is here to help too! … Continue reading

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Coming Up Next Week: Storytime for Adults!

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us on Wednesday, January 27th, at 7:00 pm here at Central Library for an Adult Storytime! You’ve made it halfway through your week—why not treat yourself? We’ll take turns reading from Sudden … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: Rage of Poseidon

Cartoonist Anders Nilsen tends to create works that blend the mythic and the modern. His largest and most popular work to date, 2011’s Big Questions, puts classic mythology and existential pondering in the mouths of birds and snakes who have … Continue reading

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Helen Ellis on Beaks & Geeks

In honor of Ellis’s American Housewife: Stories coming out last week, let’s listen to the funny lady’s interview with Penguin Random House: Place your hold here!

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Rest in Peace, Mr. Bowie.

Click below to dig into the Starman’s Top 100 Must-Reads:

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New Books Coming in January

We order a lot of books each month, but I wanted to start giving a taste now and then of some of the new titles that will be coming to our shelves. Here are just a few for January: The Lightkeepers … Continue reading

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Social Graces: Do you tell someone you don’t like the book they gave you?

I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune recently that dealt with the social etiquette of what to do if you don’t like a book that someone has given you. The question is: “Your father-in-law gives you a novel to … Continue reading

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