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Our library is full of treasures, whether it is a new bestseller such as The Interestings, a biography of John Adams, or just a magazine article you happen to come across. No other space available to the public offers this freedom. Sy (a World War II veteran who flew D-Day missions) and Aly Shweky are pictured enjoying their date at our library.
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Please visit the Articles of Interest page
What's Happening at the Library?
Art Appreciation Series
The Open Learning Series continues with a three lecture program on Art Appreciation with lecturer Dr. Batia Cohen. Dr. Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish on line; LetraUrbana.com and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre cactus. The first lecture will take place on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 pm. The topic is "Robberies, Forgeries, and Looting in Art".
The three sessions will be on 1/16/2014, 1/30/2014 and 2/13/2014.
Check out our latest book review:
Aimless Love written by Billy Collins
Review by Helen Spindler
Poetry is an instant turnoff to some. If you are one of those, please let me plead for poetry. What if it could take you places you've never known, enable you to see with new vision what is right in front of you, awaken feelings you may not have known you had or can scarcely remember? What if it could do all that without giving you a headache but instead make you smile, chuckle, laugh and at times stifle a tear?
Then Billy Collins is the poet for you and Aimless Love, his latest collection of poems selected from earlier books and more than 50 new poems, is your tantalizing introduction. Read More
Additionally - for all of our Short Story lovers and avid readers - please read the latest Blog post written by Miriam Kalett, M.A. ; Languages and Literature (ABD-Ph.D) - For the love of a good story
As we close out 2013 it is time for all of the Best of 2013 lists to start showing up for discussion and debate. The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review has just been released and can be found at this link.
The New York Times has also just released their list of notable Children's books for the year. Please see these titles here.
NPR’s Book Concierge
Our Guide To 2013’s Great Reads - by Jeremy Bowers, Nicole Cohen, Danny DeBelius, Camila Domonoske, Rose Friedman, Christopher Groskopf, Petra Mayer, Beth Novey and Shelly Tan - Click here
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