March 2024 LibraryReads Hall of Fame

Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite upcoming books. Whichever books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get these sure-to-be popular books as soon as possible after they're released.


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Battle 4 Recap

Battle 4 is complete and the points added to each team's overall total score. Each team worked quite hard for their scores and are commended for their efforts. Many total scores are so close that each question in Battle 5 is a point that can secure a team's victory.
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March 2024 LibraryReads List

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. Rather than picking “the best” of anything, LibraryReads represents collective favorites—the books library staff across the U.S. loved reading and cannot wait to share. The March 2024 LibraryReads list includes:


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2024 Southern Book Prize Winners

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have announced the winners of the 2024 Southern Book Prize. 2024 is a special year that marks the 25th anniversary of the prize, a quarter of a century of recognition of great Southern literature.


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The Many Lives of Kal Penn

Tuesday, May 07, 2024, 7:00 PM.

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for his starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, Mira Nair’s The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the Christmas comedy The Santa Clauses for Disney+.


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Community Kindness Day 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Community Kindness Day is an annual event when residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights pledge to commit acts of kindness!


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2024 Prize for Excellence in Science Winners

Subaru of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, have announced the 2024 winners of the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books.


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Inaugural Nero Book Awards Winners

The Nero book awards were launched in May last year, just under a year. The new prize aims to celebrate the “best reads of the year” by writers based in the UK and Ireland.


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BYO Book Club Recommendations

At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately including those listed below.


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Battle 3 Recap

Congratulations goes to all of the teams for their efforts in Battle 3. It is worth noting that every team surpassed the scores they earned in Battle 2- definitely an accomplishment worth celebrating! The scores from Battle 3 have been tallied and added to the scores from Battle 1 and 2.


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