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May 2015, Medicine | Best Sellers

September 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Read & Remember | What We’re Reading

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LJ and SLJ staffers read Memorial Day/post-Memorial Day/completely non-holiday-themed books this week.

Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.

Not Forgotten | French on Fridays

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Thinking about those who served pre-Memorial Day.

Graphic Novels from Johns & Frank & others and Wiebe & Sejic | Xpress Reviews

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Frank’s clear and unobtrusive art complements the dynamic, straightforward Earth One universe plot; patrons who love Buffy the Vampire Slayer will surely enjoy the raucous and powerful Rat Queens

Nonfiction on Criminal Justice in Texas and Story Time Programming | Xpress Reviews

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An indictment of the bizarre way that criminal cases are handled in this country; the background story time practitioners need to tackle programs from start to finish

May 2015, U.S. History | Best Sellers

September 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Fiction from Billingham, Ellison, Hubbard Award Winners, and a Thrillery Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Tom Thorne gets into more twisty plots, the fourth Samantha Owens novel is breathtaking, speculative fiction fans will welcome the new Hubbard winners, a debut offers a riveting glimpse into the world of Silicon Valley start-ups

E-Originals from Austin, Cutler, Everett, and Sfetsos | Xpress Reviews

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An entertaining series opener from Austin, friendship and life decisions from Cutler, a historical “marriage act” will have Everett’s readers invested, a high-octane sf/Western/romance saga from Sfetsos

Q&A with John W. Whitehead, author of Battlefield America

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John W. Whitehead is an attorney and founder of the civil liberties and human rights not-for-profit Rutherford Institute. His latest book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People (Select Bks.; LJ 5/15/15), describes the U.S. government’s increasing encroachment on its citizens’ civil liberties and warns that we must take action to prevent our freedoms […]