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'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

In the summer of 1945, President Truman was tired of war. The European war had ended in May, but the Japanese were still holding on in the Pacific. The Japanese had been losing the war, but did not want to accept the American conditions for surrender. The result was that Japan was starving, but still fighting. The decision to use the atomic bomb on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 was one filled with contention, and left the world irrevocably changed.

'The Brontes' by Juliet Barker

Staff book recommendation

Although the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) only wrote a few novels in between them, their names remain well-known in English literature. Over time, many myths and gossip grew to surround the family, which persisted over the years. In 1994, Juliet Barker, who had worked as curator in in the Bronte Parsonage Museum, published a definitive biography of this famous literary family.

Job Seekers Clinic: Oct. 2

Next Day Interviews

You've been called for a job interview. Great!  It's scheduled for...tomorrow.

'The Commoner' by John Burnham Schwartz

This is such a beautifully written and fascinating story I found myself so quickly caught up in a world that was previously not well known to me that it was hard for me to tell where biographical/historical fact ended and novelistic imagination began. The fact that the story of Haruko's marriage into the semi-divine confines of Japan's royal family is based on a true story only makes this

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. This year it's the week of Sept. 22-28, 2013.

Banned Books Week: 'In Cold Blood' by Truman Capote

Classic 1966 true crime book

The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there."

Award Winning Young Fiction Writers

A New Book Discussion Series

Cleveland Park Neighborhood LibraryBook Discussion SeriesFall 2013-Winter 2014 Discussion Leader: Phil Burnham, George Mason University 

'Pukka: the Pup After Merle' by Ted Kerasote

Merle's Door was Ted Kerasote's very popular book about his "freethinking dog." It has been considered one of the best dog books ever written by people who have written some of the best dog books ever.

September Fiber Arts Workshop

I never thought I'd bring a book on pillowcases to anyone's attention, but when I ran across this book I was intrigued.  Some of our participants have been discussing handworked household linens that have come down in their families, or that they have purchased anywhere from yard sales to tony antique shops.  The beautiful work begs to be seen and it is frequently relegated to a drawer, only taken out for an occasional ai

'The Not-For Parents Travel Book'

The Not-For-Parents Travel Book, written by Michael Dubois, Katri Hilden and Jane Price, is a fantastic book.

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