Perfect uses the voices of four teenagers from different walks of life as they all work toward the goal of being "perfect."It's a powerful, realistic book about the complexities of growing up in a culture that demands more and more out of its teens.
Pajama Story Time is back! With the days getting shorter and the sun setting earlier, we have moved Pajama Story Time from Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to Tuesdays at 6 p.m.That's right, every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., your family is invited to put on their PJs, grab their teddy bears (or other much loved toy) and join Miss Patty for a half-hour of stories and songs.
At the October 6 meeting we'll discuss a nonfiction book, Charlatan by Pope Brock. This fascinating social history set in the first half of the 20th century describes the career and downfall of John R. Brinkley, who at the peak of his career was the richest and most famous surgeon in the United States. Beyond medicine, his innovative influence was felt from modern political campaigning to the rise of country music. The jacket flap describes the book as a portrait of a "boundlessly audacious rogue on the loose in an America that was ripe for the bamboozling."
Guest Author: Ioan Suciu, Georgetown University Press
The future of the university library is up in the air, literally in the cloud. At a time when cloud computing and digital distributions are on the rise, academic publishers and some of the nation’s biggest booksellers have been slow to adapt.