2024 J. Anthony Lukas Nonfiction Book Prize Shortlist

The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, presented by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, recognizes superb examples of nonfiction writing that exemplify the literary grace, commitment to serious research, and original reporting that characterized the distinguished work of the award’s namesake, J. Anthony Lukas.


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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu Adapted for Netflix

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, Cixin Liu's breakthrough Science fiction novel, The Three Body Problem, tells the story of a secret military project sending signals into space to establish contact with aliens and the alien civilization that receives the signal and plans to invade Earth.


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March Read with Jenna Book Picks

In honor of the five-year anniversary of her book club, Jenna Bush Hagar chose two books for her March selections: The Great Divide by Cristina Henriquez and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.


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Will the Next Broadway Sensation be a Book Adaptation?

With the long running success of Wicked, based on the book by Gregory Maguire (not to mention the upcoming film adaptation) more and more Broadway musical producers are turning to books for inspiration. This year multiple adaptations of classic books are making their debut as musical adaptation on the Great White Way. Which of these upcoming musicals will be a breakout hit and will you read the books?


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2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented since 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature.


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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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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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