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In celebration of the publication of Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer, Amanda Lucidon, the official White House photographer (2012 – 2016), will be visiting libraries and schools across the country to speak about her work and the importance of arts education. A traveling exhibition of photographs from the […]

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the November 2017 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your November Readers’ Advisory. Artemis: A Novel (#1) By Andy Weir “Weir’s second book does not disappoint! The setting is Artemis, a city on the moon where a young woman […]

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We are thrilled to share that Honorary Chair for Book Club Central Sarah Jessica Parker’s next pick is Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West! A finalist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction, Exit West is an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from […]

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From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

Camille Bordas joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction. Bordas is the author of How to Behave in a Crowd, a witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival […]

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We’re celebrating Teen Read Week by looking back at some of our favorite books we read as teens. Miriam’s Staff Pick: Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday and William Dufty Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Kelly’s Staff Pick:  Wuthering […]