The Play’s the Thing

It's easy to pretend you like the theater. All you have to do is complain about what's popular. But if you don't have the time or money to appreciate the theater in person, the library has plenty of ways to marvel at the stage. L.A. Theatre Works shrinks popular and classic plays into a radio-friendly…
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Lyric Dystopias

I picked up The Weaver by Emmi Itaranta, and it reminded me of other dystopic books, like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. However, in these books, the protagonist generally has to realize that things were or could be different. All of these protagonists are young, and while written for adults, these books are good choices for anyone longing for…
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Stars, They Eat Just Like Us

We explore the theme “Eat, Think, Grow” this One Book, One Chicago season, with this year’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Have you ever thought about what your favorite celebrity cooks? Here are just a few of the cookbooks from some famous faces. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein partner up for this cookbook featuring recipes from…
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Read Comics through Hoopla

Hoopla is one of the most convenient services available for digital library users. Lending is based on titles per month instead of available copies, so you will never have to wait in line. Already a robust collection of music, videos, and audiobooks, Hoopla recently expanded its offerings to include comics. Here are recommendations for popular…
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Celebrate 50 Years of Kwanzaa: Books for Kids

Share in the 50th annual celebration of Kwanzaa! Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa celebrates family, culture and heritage. While it is rooted in African traditions, all people are invited to join in. Kwanzaa starts on December 26 and lasts for seven days, one for each of the Nguzo Saba ("seven principles" in Swahili). Learn more about Kwanzaa and…
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