Category Archives: Books

A Few of My Favorite Things: St. Patrick’s Day

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would make a list of my favorite Irish things, places, and/or people. Warning: this list may contain things that are not actually Irish but only green in color. … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things – Women’s History Month

March is women’s history month, so in celebration of all of the hardcore women of the past, I have created my top five favorite women in history. 1. The Amazonian warrior women (So this one may be more than one woman, … Continue reading

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Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot.

St. Joseph County Public Library’s 3rd One Book, One Michiana! Welcome to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. We invite you to dive into the mysteries both classic and cunning, as created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Depicting a dark and foggy … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Happy Valentine’s Day!  My top five favorite love stories. 1. Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Okay, so far this year, I have spent a lot of time looking at lists of what many people consider to be the best books of 2011. I’ve looked at the Newbery Awards, the Printz Awards, and the YALSA Awards. … Continue reading

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Science Alive

Today is Science Alive!  

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2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 112 books was drawn from 211 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality … Continue reading

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Printz Awards for Young Adult Literature

2012 Winner Where Things Come Back – John Corey Whaley Just when seventeen-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. . . . In the summer before Cullen’s senior year, … Continue reading

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Book Trailers

Blood Red Road by Moira Young  

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For the Love of the Shoes

The shoes featured this week are the Nike Foamposite Pro in Pine Green. Recently, This particular style received some press when a college student was assaulted at Dean College in Franklin, MA. His attacker accused him of stealing the shoes … Continue reading

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