Books

Bird Box

How would you protect yourself from an unknown force that would drive you mad to even look at? And what would you do if that force had spread across the planet, leaving no place out of doors safe?

West University Book Group-April 1

The Children ActPlease join us to discuss The Children Act, by Ian McEwan, Wednesday April 1, 2015, at 11 a.m.

Revival

I’m a little late to the party, but have you guys picked up Stephen King’s book Revival? (Don’t drop it, you’ll break your foot.) If you haven’t already read this literary behemoth, then you’re definitely missing out.

AWARD WINNING BOOKS

Earlier this month the American Library Association announced their selection of outstanding books for children and teens.  Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

More Treats for SNL Fans

Did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special earlier this week? If you laughed all the way through, you might also enjoy these books and DVDs:

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History Lovers' Book Club

Voices from the Other World

 

Next stop:  Ancient Egypt.

 

Best Reads of 2014 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  We're running a little late this year, but the HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2014.  For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

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Phillip Levine (1928 - 2015)

The poet Phillip Levine passed away on Sunday. The obituaries you may or may not read are going to focus on his reputation as a poet who wrote about the working class, or more accurately, about the actual work of those we lump under that term. And he was, no doubt, that. The title of one of his two National Book Award winning collections was after all What Work Is. And he should be lauded for that part of his work, but he was not only that. He was too smart, too multi-dimensional a human to be satisfied with that.

Crosby Book Club, Friday Feb. 20 @ 2 pm

 Crosby Book Club celebrates African American History Month by discussing Maya Angelou's Letter to My Daughter.   In this book of 28 essays, dedicated to the daughter she never had, Angelou speaks her mind and shares personal insights drawn from an intriguing life.  Please join us on Friday, February 20 at 2 pm in the Meeting Room.

Book Hunters in Brief #61: Fifty Shades of Grey

Ask ten random people what love is and you'll get some long awkward pauses before you get ten different answers. That is probably why so many of us spend so much of our lives looking for it. How are we supposed to find something when we can't say exactly what it is? It's like telling someone who has never seen a hippopotamus to find one in a pitch dark walk-in closet. He's going to bump into it quite a few times before he figures out that the big, smelly thing is what he's been looking for.

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