Women of Las Vegas

Summer is almost here, and that means travel. It also means work in the tourist industry, and what town is more dependent on tourism than Las Vegas? I've found some novels dealing with the grit behind the glitz for female workers in the neon palaces in the desert. While these books are historical novels, they…
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Father of the Year

It’s that time of year when we celebrate good ole Dad! Whether you played catch with him in the backyard, watched sports with him on television, or he watched you practice ballet—Father's Day is all about that guy, the one who spends quality time with his kids. Let’s celebrate the supreme grill master, football enthusiasts…
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Read Like a Dinosaur

There was a time, way in the past, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. They filled the land and the air, spending their days roaring loudly at each other and devouring food with their pointy teeth. It would be amazing to go back to that time and see live dinosaurs, but since no one has invented…
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Quiz: The Great American Read

How well do you know the great books of American literature? In conjunction with PBS’s eight-part series The Great American Read, test your knowledge of some of the nation's best loved books. We have also created a list that will make it easy for you to find the Great American Read titles at the Library…
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Author of the Month Angela Dominguez

Meet award winning illustrator, picture book writer and May's Author of the Month Angela Dominguez as she debuts her first book for middle grade students, Stella Diaz Has Something to Say! Shy, third-grader Stella Díaz wishes she could speak better English and better Spanish—really she just wishes she could find the courage to speak. Having her best…
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Pomp and Circumstance: Historical Graduation Cards

The school year is winding down. Students across Chicago are studying and preparing to take final exams. Seniors are preparing for graduation. Many graduates will participate in long celebrated traditions like wearing black or school-color gowns and flat mortarboard caps at commencement ceremonies, then celebrating their academic achievement with friends and family. If you walk…
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Choosing Privacy: 5 Articles

We seem to have largely accepted that in exchange for the convenience and connection of our digital lives, we give up private information that we once deemed too sensitive to not tightly control.  But it's still hard to keep up with the steady stream of news stories about breaches that expose data well above and…
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