Staff Picks

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

bookcoverMorning Glories by Nick Spencer is as crazy as it is intense.

A little unbelievable at times but full of action and drama, this story features a group of six teens all with the same birthday that get accepted into an exclusive prep school. It's called the Morning Glory Academy. At this school the teachers do whatever it takes to raise a new breed of super humans and what they do is weird, freaky, and often horrifying.

Six Father's Day Stories to Share with your Child

Published on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Book Review

Published on Sunday, June 9, 2013

NiceCompaniesFinishFirstWhat makes a successful, transformative organization? What kind of leadership guides an organization making it stand out amongst its rivals/peers?  What qualities in management inspire employees to do the best that they can do and make their organization shine?

‘The Secret Tree’

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

The SecreThe Secret Tree book covert Tree by Natalie Standiford is a great summer read.  Minty is a 10-year-old trying to pass her summer days by biking, ro

Seven kite flying stories to share with your child

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

The date: April 14, 1865. Washington D.C. was still celebrating the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox the week before. Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet were developing plans for reconstruction when his second term ended at the hands of John Wilkes Booth and his derringer pistol. The rest, as they say, is history.  

'Eleanor & Park'

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013

Eleanor & Park book coverI want to eat this book like Eleanor wants to eat Park's face!

That sounds crazy, I know. Don't get worried. No cannibalism takes place in this book. But, I devoured it. Read it in a few days. Laughed aloud and cried.

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Shakespeare Saved My LifeWhen my colleague and I first saw this book, we were both really interested in reading it. But it was on hold for someone else so we were just going to have to wait!

Job Searching Help Guide

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
Knock Em Dead 2013 edition coverAre you currently looking for a new job or changing careers?  Are you newly graduated from college or graduate school?

The popular Knock 'em Dead by Martin Yate is an annually updated job searching guidebook. This book includes topics such as writing your resume, online networking, job search tactics, how to answer tough questions in an interview, negotiating job offers and handling rejections.

Finally, someone mashed up a graphic novel and a cookbook!

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

RelishI'm a sucker for a good graphic memoir - cartoonists using the narrative tools of comics to explore their personal experiences. I've read books in this genre about topics ranging from the Iranian Revolution to a gay person coming out of the closet to the history of Students for a Democratic Society, but I was surprised to discover Lucy Knisley's new book Relish, which combines stories from her childhood with recipes.

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