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The Doctor Behind the TV Show "House"

Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Roped in by the blEvery Patient Tells A Story Cover Arturb on the cover by Hugh Laurie of House, M.D. fame, I knew that I had to check out Dr. Lisa Sanders' book, Every Patient Tells A Story.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan

Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cover image for the novel A Visit from the Good Squad, by Jennifer EganA Visit from the Goon Squad delves into the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging music executive in New York City, and Sasha, his troubled young employee. Exploring the turbulent pasts and inevitable, indelible markings left by experience on her protagonists, Jennifer Egan takes us on a globe-trotting, musically-infused exploration of the very human tendencies to succumb or struggle against self-destruction, and the need for redemption.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Published on Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cover image of the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca SklootHenrietta Lacks should have been proud of her contributions to modern medicine. Her human cells were the first to be grown in culture, and were instrumental in helping to develop the polio vaccine, for cancer research, the research of various viruses, and to better understand the effects of the atomic bomb on humans. Her cells now number in the billions, and continue to help researchers develop in vitro fertilization, cloning and genetic mapping—yet Miss Lacks died more than 20 years ago, never knowing what her contributions to science were.

Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There will be no Baby/Toddler Story Times on Tuesday, December 27. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Family Story Time will take place as usual on Thursday, December 29.

Happy holidays!

"The Children’s Book" by A. S. Byatt

Published on Thursday, December 8, 2011

One day while visiting tCover image of A. S. Byatt's novel, The Children's Book.he Victoria and Albert Museum, Olive Wellwood decides to take home a runaway she discovered sketching in the basement of the newly opened museum. Through his eyes we are given a glimpse of the seemingly storybook life of the children’s author, her family and friends. But everything is not what it seems, either in life or in the personalized tales she weaves for each of her seven children.

Join Us for a Craft Session or Check Out Some Fun Books

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cover image of the book Bedtime for BearDecember is here! And Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice and winter itself are coming! We have lovely books for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the winter season (watch this space for some recommendations)!

We also have a lovely winter and holiday crafts session coming up on Monday, December 12! It will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., for ages 3-12, and we'll create snowflakes, reindeer, Stars of David, mkeka, and more in the Children's Area.

"The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry"

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cover image of the book The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness IndustryWe’ve all heard the statistic: one in 100 people is a psychopath. But where does this statement come from? What are the tell-tale signs of a psychopath? And why does it seem a lot of people in positions of power possess these same qualities?

Activities for Kids at Mt. Pleasant Library

Published on Monday, October 24, 2011

Cover image for the book Five Little PumpkinsWhat are you doing for Halloween? Here at Mt. Pleasant Library, we're looking forward to lots of spooky fun! We have Halloween books for checkout on our display table in the children's area (come get some before they're all gone), and two fun Halloween events for kids!

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cover image for the novel Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary ShteyngartMeet Lenny Abramov: a 39-year-old balding bibliophile who works at a place where rich people looking for immortality go called Post-Human Services in a not-too-far-away-future. On a trip to Rome, he meets and falls hopelessly in love with cute but cruel 24-year-old Eunice Park, a determined graduate who immediately puts her minor in Assertiveness to work by updating Lenny so he’s more compatible with a world where the U.S.

Published on Friday, September 23, 2011

Magazine LogoIf the headline of this article or the accompanying image reeled you into reading this, then I probably don't need to explain what The Believer is, who Nick Hornby is  or why you should care what he's reading. However, for those who've simply stumbled across this item as part of their daily intake of Internet debris, let me explain:

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