Talk about the passing of an era. J.D. Salinger, probably best known for his novel “Catcher in the Rye,” died. For more information, read here. Personally, I never cared much for that story, but I know I am probably in the minority. Salinger sure made his mark in the literary world.
Archive for January, 2010
Getting a library card is not just handy for checking out the latest bestselling book or the current blockbuster hit. If you can surf the World Wide Web and can navigate your library’s web site, it also can unlock access to a multitude of handy databases. One of my favorites is Reference USA. I’ve used [...]
Courtesy of the American Library Association: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston. A list of all the 2010 literary award winners follows: John Newbery Medal for most [...]
Well, postpones it anyway. Just got this from the Cuyahoga Valley National Parks: Due to predicted inclement weather, the National Park Service has postponed the lecture by Jerry O. Potter on the sinking of the Sultana scheduled for today. The program has been rescheduled for March 5. The lecture is a part of the Lyceum [...]
The National Park Service welcomes author Jerry O. Potter on Jan. 8, as he presents a program about the sinking of the Sultana as part of the Lyceum Distinguished Speaker Series. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 CVNPA members, and $3 children ages 3 to 12. Attend any three for the subscription price of $20 adults, [...]
Award-winners for such prestigious honors such as the Newbery Medal, the Alex Award and more will be unveiled Jan. 18. For details, visit the American Library Association’s information page on the event.
William H. Hildebrand, Stow resident and Emeritus Professor of English, recently published “A Most Noble Enterprise,” which covers Kent State University’s 100-year history. According to information provided by the Kent State Press, the book takes Kent State from its beginning under John Edward McGilvrey to the Great Depression; through the post–World War II boom years and [...]
Join associate educator Alison Caplan and librarian Ellie Ward for a lively discussion of “Strapless” by Deborah Davis on Jan.y 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Martha Stecher Reed Library. A tale of art, celebrity, obsession and betrayal, “Strapless” is an in-depth examination of the John Singer Sargent portrait Madame X and its infamous [...]
Here’s hoping you had a wonderful New Year’s, and may this year be a wonderful one.