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Tournament of Books: Championship

Toy rooster

We’ve come to the end of yet another tournament. What a whirlwind it’s been! With a roster of titles that ranged from the critically acclaimed to those flying under the radar, it was a real toss up as to who would emerge victorious and take home the Rooster. I certainly do not want to outrage […]

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When I Grow Up, I Want to Go to the Olympics!

Olympic rings

We’ve hit upon the two weeks that come once every four years—the Winter Olympics. As a winter sports fanatic, I can assure you I am doing somersaults (even though somersaults are part of gymnastics, which are during the Summer Olympics) over an exciting two weeks of snowboarding, skiing, figure skating, luge, bobsled, ice hockey, skeleton, […]

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Detroit to Birmingham by Way of 1963

Cornerstone of Sixteenth St. Baptist Church, erected 1909

When I came across the book The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, the title struck me as odd. It was like something you would scribble on the back of a photograph or at the very least a rather complex title for a children’s book. However, this story of an African American family has stayed […]

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Home Workouts That Work

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You’re determined to keep your 2014 resolution to make it to the gym five times a week. But your car is still stuck under a pile of frozen snow from two weeks ago. So get some cardio: Walk to your local library and pick up a workout DVD. The best DVD I’ve found is Jillian Michaels’ Ripped […]

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Author of the Month Blue Balliett

Photo of Blue Balliett

Solve the mystery behind some stolen books and a missing father in Hold Fast by Blue Balliett, January’s Author of the Month. On a cold January morning in Chicago, while riding his bicycle home from work, Dashel Pearl disappears. Though the police think he has merely run away, Early and her mother know that Dash would […]

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YOUmedia Teen Places in National Storytelling Contest

Joshua, 14,  spent one Saturday afternoon working in YOUmedia with mentors to create a video to submit to the Annual Storytelling Contest presented by the National Association of Black Storytellers.  Joshua did some research at the library to accurately report on the storytelling contest theme: "In Response to the Trayvon Martin Tragedy and the Culture of…

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Doctor Who: Nonfiction Picks

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is Saturday, November 23, and millions of fans all over the world are getting ready to celebrate. So, if you’d like to see what else we have to offer, in addition to new novels featuring the Doctor (see my earlier posts here and here), I highly recommend: Doctor Who: This […]

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My Shelves

Q: What are shelves for? A: Your My Shelves pages gather in one place all the titles that you have read, watched or listened to (Completed), are currently enjoying (In Progress) or would like to borrow in the future (For Later). Items are added to your Completed shelf automatically whenever you add a rating, comment […]

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Managing Account Information

Q: How can I change my name, address, telephone number, or correct my birth information? A: These key parts of your account information must be changed in person at your library. Contact your library directly to find out whether you will be asked to show ID with your request. Q: What are “preferred locations”? A: […]