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How Books Can Open Your Mind

Happy New Year!  One of the most popular New Year Resolutions is to read more books.  To help inspire you to pick up a good book watch this Ted Talk by Lisa Bu.  Bu talks about how “she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself.  She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.”

Harry Potter and the Predictive Keyboard

We’ve all been victims of our “smart phones” thinking they’re smarter than us- whether it’s autocorrect or predictive keyboards. Botnik, a website composing of writers, artists, and developers that work and collaborate with machines and Artificial intelligence, decided they’d try and see how technology could do compared to the Queen herself, J. K. Rowling. The… Continue Reading

“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… Continue Reading

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

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

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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