April 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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April 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.


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2024 Aspen Words Prize Shortlist

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is an annual award given by the nonprofit literary organization Aspen Words in partnership with NPR for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture. This year, three novels and two short story collections are on the shortlist of nominees.


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2024 NAACP Literary Image Award Winners

The NAACP Image Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, theatre, music, and literature. In the Literary category, prizes are awarded to best fiction, nonfiction, debut author, biography/autobiography, instructional, poetry, children's, and teens.


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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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Five Recommendations for Women’s History Month

Women's History Month is a month-long celebration observed in March of women's accomplishments, the significant personal and societal roles they have always played and how they inspire change. Women's History Month is a great opportunity to pick up some books that shed light on important female figures throughout history.


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2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalists

PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers.


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2024 Bancroft Prize Winners

The Bancroft Prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University in the City of New York. The winners are judged in terms of scope, significance, depth of research, and richness of interpretation that they present in the areas of American history and diplomacy.


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Spring Cleaning Time

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and we're officially moving into spring cleaning season. Check out our list of books that will help you get started decluttering your life.


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2024 Novel Prizes

The Novel Prize rewards novels which explore and expand the possibilities of the form, and are innovative and imaginative in style.


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More for Fans of The Hunter by Tana French

One of the hottest books of the last few weeks has been the intricately plotted mystery, The Hunter by Tana French. If you read it already and need something similar, or if you're looking for something to read until your hold comes in, here are a few readalikes.


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Kids Write Away Cancelled Today

The kids writing group will not be meeting today as scheduled. For fourth, fifth, and sixth graders interested in writing, the next Kids Write Away is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at 4pm. Registration is open! Save your seat today!
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2024 Mark Lynton History Prize Shortlist

The Mark Lynton History Prize, presented by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, is awarded to the book-length work of narrative history, on any subject, that best combines intellectual distinction with felicity of expression.


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