Michael Lewis’ Moneyball could easily have turned into a chronicle of statistics and behind-the-scenes tedium, but Lewis manages to create a wonderful blend of stats, action, and character analysis such that the book reads like a thriller, rather than a book about the business of baseball. Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland A’s 2002 baseball season from the point of view of the General Manager, Billy Beane, and the front office staff.Throughout the novel, you find yourself rooting not so much for the Oakland A’s, but for the system employed by Billy Beane and his staff to build the team. Lewis compares the A’s versus Yankees story to that of the Biblical “David and Goliath” throughout the book, and he would be hard pressed to find a more apt comparison; he also brings you into the mentality of an “us versus them” dynamic, and you will have a hard time resisting the urge to root for the little guy.
Junk food got you feeling tired and lazy? Do you want to eat healthier but don't know where to start?Join us Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an interactive and hands-on workshop. We'll learn how to read labels and prepare healthy snacks and meals.This session is for ages 19 and younger, so bring your friends!
If you are unfamiliar with Freegal, it is a service provided through the DC Public Library that allows you to download three mp3s per week, which are then yours to keep forever — they do not need to be returned and they will never expire.
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Each January, the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards one Randolph Caldecott Medal and two or more Honors for distinguished American illustration for children's picture books.