Want more American Gods?

If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman's book American Gods and have started watching the new series on Starz, maybe you feel like you want even more (and you've already re-read American Gods and also Anansi Boys). We understand. We're here to feed your need. If you love the subplots of American Gods, you might […]

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Engaging stories and exquisite art

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If you enjoy historical fiction, we suggest a bit of a twist: books that tell stories based on famous art or artists, paired with books about the real art and artists. For example, Christina Baker Kline's newest book, A Piece of the World, gives the story of Christina Olson, the subject of one of Andrew […]

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When books went to war

Did you know that the Library War Service was established in 1917 by the American Library Association?  Librarians across the country campaigned heavily to have books donated to public libraries so they could be sent overseas, providing books and other services to soldiers serving in Europe during World War I. As you’d imagine, soldiers in […]

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Staff favorites on display in April and May

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As you'd expect, in such a big library, people read a wide variety of books.  Throughout April and May, you'll find a display of some favorite books from Central Library's first floor staff. You'll see that many of the books (and some of the book covers on the display) have a little tag; this is […]

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What’s that display ?

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Every month, several staff in Center for the Reader create displays.  We have a lot of fun with these and because we all work on different displays, there's always a variety of things to choose from.  This month, our displays include one which focuses on World War I fiction (to tie in to the wonderful […]

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Fiction in the Kitchen

I’m one of those people who loves having music on when I’m cooking or  baking (and I seriously think that good music makes food taste better).  I also enjoy reading culinary memoirs. Whether it’s Anthony Bourdain’s books, Marcus Samuellson’s memoir, or any of Ruth Reichl’s books, I find that the best food memoirs touch on […]

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When bigger can be better

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Maybe it's just me, but sometimes, the print in a mass-market paperback seems a bit tiny (it's usually font size 10).  If you've had an experience like this with a book, consider trying a large-print selection.  Large-print books have a font that is at least 18 point in size and can be handy for those […]

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On Writing as a Woman

I read an interesting article recently on BookRiot written by Priya Sridhar, in which she states, "I am a woman. I am also a writer. Some may call me a woman writer for that reason. If I write mainstream novels or attempt to, people will view my writing as written by a woman. But what does […]

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Buckets of Books in Center for the Reader this month!

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In Center for the Reader (at Central Library), we change our displays every month to show off all of the awesome reads that can be found in the Library.  With three staff members, there's always a lot of creativity at work, and our displays can be pretty diverse. This month, Rise created a beautiful display […]

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No time for a book group meeting? Try our online group!

Do you enjoy discussing what you've been reading, but don't have time to go to a book group?  Consider joining in on our monthly online discussions on Goodreads!  The On the Same Page group on Goodreads has monthly discussions which center on a topic and anyone is welcome to join and share their thoughts. Our […]

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