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“Ulysses” by James Joyce

 “To learn one must be humble, but life is the great teacher” –James Joyce, Ulysses

Happy Friday!  “James Joyce’s “Ulysses” is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and one of the hardest works of literature to read. It inspires such devotion that once a year, thousands of people all over the world dress up like the characters, take to the streets, and read the book aloud. So what is it about this novel that inspires so many people? Sam Slote uncovers the allure of this epic tome” in this awesome TED-ED video. 


100 Notable Books of 2017

Happy Friday and Happy December!  It’s hard to believe but 2017 is almost over, so how better to wrap up the year than by reflecting upon the notable books that were published this year?  The New York Times just released their annual list of “The year’s notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, selected by the editors… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Forward

When you visit the library, you see PA Forward logos, “Literacy is Power” posters and our staff wearing “Literacy is Power” t-shirts. As you drop off your books, you notice a certificate designating Lower Macungie Library as a “Silver Star Library”. What does this all mean? PA Forward/Pennsylvania Libraries is an initiative of the Pennsylvania… Continue Reading

2017 Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award

Happy Friday!  2017 is the 65th anniversary of the “Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award.”  This award seeks “to recognize the best in children’s literature and bring great books to young readers.”  These books are chosen strictly on artistic merit by a panel of three judges; “Steven Guarnaccia, an associate professor of illustration at Parsons The… Continue Reading

Liver Awareness Month, Part 2

  Happy Friday!  Last week I talked about Jen and Greg’s amazing story.  For those who missed it- On November 2nd, Greg will be donating part of his liver to Jen.  Jen has been suffering with a malfunctioning liver for many years, and this year has been especially difficult for her.  When Greg found out… Continue Reading

Jen and Greg-Your Librarians

October is National Liver Awareness Month and this is extremely timely here at Lower Macungie Library this year.  You all know Greg and Jen as friendly faces at our Circulation Desk. On November 2nd, Greg will be donating part of his liver to Jen.  Jen has been suffering with a malfunctioning liver for many years,… Continue Reading

Teen Reads Week

This week, October 8th-14th, is Teen Read Week!  Young Adult (YA) books have recently gained a lot of attention for readers of all ages.  Time magazine has called this the “golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation…they’ve produced characters and conceits that have… Continue Reading

Get Organized!

Happy Friday!  This week was the unofficial “National Get Organized Week.”  While many people like to associate getting organized with the New Year or Spring-cleaning, it makes sense to get organized before the start of the holiday season.  Getting organized can help you in many ways, including helping to reduce stress, increase productivity, and work… Continue Reading

Banned Books Week 2017

Happy Banned Books Week!  This week is an annual event celebrating the right to read!  It highlights the value of free and open access to information.  Books can be banned or challenged for any number of reasons, including containing offensive language and being unsuited to any age group.  In 2016 alone there were 323 challenges… Continue Reading





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