2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 by the American Library Association to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. This year the …

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2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award is named for Theodor Geisel, better known …

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The Bear by Andrew Krivak

In a distant future, a man and his daughter may be the last surviving humans on Earth.

Together, they spend their days hunting and fishing, a father passing on his wisdom to his daughter. The secrets of the seasons, the …

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Sloth Crafts by Ellen Deakin

Craft books usually focus on a material theme, i.e. knitting, paper, beads – but Sloth Crafts uses the sloth image to explore all kinds of media.

Projects range from stunning-yet-simple (like the crepe paper sloth suncatcher) to the more complex …

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Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

In Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, we are shown the life and talent of Chicago’s very own legendary harmonica player and bluesman Paul Butterfield. Born and raised in the Southside’s Hyde Park neighborhood, he was exposed …

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Bring Your Own Book Club

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

Come to the book club with no required reading! Bring a book or two (any length, any genre) to discuss with librarians and fellow readers
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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

When billionaire Vincent Pryce dies suddenly, Tuesday Mooney joins the leagues of Bostonians embarking on an Edgar Allan Poe-themed scavenger hunt for his fortune. Her advantage? She’s a trivia queen and expert researcher, and also walks around with the ghost …

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Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

After her best friend and lover hangs for the crime of Possession of Unapproved Materials, Esther stows away on the Library Wagon passing through town. But when she wakes up to the barrel of the Head Librarian’s revolver, she realizes …

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Modern Times Film Series: Rocketman

Tuesday, March 10, 2:00 PM.
Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 PM.

This month, come along on a fantastical, musical journey as Reginald Dwight transforms from shy piano prodigy into international superstar Elton John
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Writing in the Margins: Spring 2020

Springtime means a fresh start for a lot of people. We might decide to deep clean our homes, prepare our gardens for fresh crops and new flowers, learn a new skill, and maybe tackle projects that have been on our …

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Sandworm by Andy Greenberg

In 2017 a small team of people caused more than $10 billion in damages, crippled multinational companies, stranded more than 800 seafaring vessels carrying tens of millions of tons of cargo. That team, based in Russia, had stolen hacking tools …

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2020 Caldecott Medal Winners

Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book …

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2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding …

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Remembering Kirk Douglas

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden …

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