One day while visiting the 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.
"The Children’s Book" by A. S. Byatt
Published on Thursday, December 8, 2011
Join Us for a Craft Session or Check Out Some Fun Books
Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
December 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
We’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
Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Meet 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
If 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:
Published on Monday, September 19, 2011
In her New Yorker profile of self-help guru and bestselling author Timothy Ferriss, Rebecca Mead writes, "Every generation gets the self-help guru that it deserves." For example, the Depression spawned Napoleon Hill's still-popular Think and Grow Rich while the post-WWII era gave rise to Norman Vincent Peale's
Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The ever-increasing variety of foods available to modern consumers has meant that most people of a certain age have at least experimented with different eating habits, such as vegetarianism or veganism.
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Set in contemporary New York City, Nicole Krauss’ beautiful novel explores themes of loneliness and loss, and the unlikely glimmers of hope found despite these through the lives of two unlikely protagonists: Leo Gursky, an older gentleman who once wrote a book and fell in love with a girl in the Polish village he left long ago, and Alma Singer, a 14-year-old who already leads a busy life trying to keep an eye on her delusional younger brother and writing—when a letter in the mail puts her on the trail of a mystery that will ultimately involve