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All A Dream We Dreamed

Tue., Jul. 19
Earlier in the year I wrote about a few other titles in our collection that are about the Grateful Dead.  Since then, another book on the band has been added to the collection – this time an oral history by Blair Jackson and David Gans. The title of this book (“This is all a dream we dreamed”) comes from one of Robert Hunter’s lyrics in…

Pokémon Go To The Library

Tue., Jul. 19
Pokémon Go captures all the best elements of the pokémon games and tv show I watched growing up: exploring, discovering new pokémon and their abilities, the excitement of seeing a pokémon evolve, battling other players to become the best. If you want to go further, check out the Library's collection of pokémon DVDs and books!

Surviving with the Calloways

Mon., Jul. 18
I have just discovered Survivor's Remorse, which is a TV show about a basketball player produced by LeBron James. Catch up on seasons one and two before season three premiers later this month!

Best of BARD: June 2016

Fri., Jul. 15
Baking out in the bright summer sun must lead us to dark thoughts, because this month's Best of BARD is nothing but the grittiest of the grit. Every one of these books features murder, abductions, chaos and mayhem, and I'm loving every minute of it. Patterson leads the pack, as he will do, but sniffing at his heels are some wonderful new names - welcome…

Read Harder: Vol. 7

Fri., Jul. 15
Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is perfect for summer road trips and getting excited for the Olympics. And while it didn't win an Audie award — the annual recognition for the best recorded books and one of the Challenge options — it did win an Earphone Award. And that is good enough for me.

Tournament of Sadness: Round 1

Thu., Jul. 14
This is the first in a series of posts I will be writing to determine the most depressing movie we have in the library’s film collection. I will be watching 16 devastating movies in the coming months — feel free to join in the “fun” and share your feedback!

Listening to Citizen

Wed., Jul. 13
Citizen by Claudia Rankine is a book that's difficult to talk about, yet one that has the potential to serve as the gateway to some of our most important conversations. For just as Rankine isn't defined as simply a poet, a playwright, an artist or an essayist, Citizen is a book that defies being boxed in by a single genre. Is it a poem? An essay? A meditation or prayer?

Elie Wiesel: An Author Remembered

Tue., Jul. 12
Last week we lost author, activist, and humanist, Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel (1928-2016). In addition to his prolific career as a writer, Wiesel was a professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. Remember Elie Wiesel with the titles below. DB 42074 The Night Trilogy Night is the story of a Jewish boy who is deported with his family and community from Hungary to the horrors…

Armchair Philosophy

Tue., Jul. 12
I love reading accessible philosophy, the stuff that takes philosophy out of the ivory tower. Here are some things I've read and watched lately that have been of particular interest.
Homeschool students draw at CLP - Main.

Homeschool Explorations

Mon., Jul. 11
Homeschool students and their adults gather on Tuesday afternoons in the Children’s Department at CLP – Main to share in a lively program series that supports and supplements their educational experience.