Makers & Moguls | Fine Arts Reviews

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of studio head William Fox; with thorough knowledge of film history, telling anecdotes and interviews, Rode illuminates Curtiz’s colorful career

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

This valuable and much-needed anthology is highly recommended for readers interested in folklore and African American history; a vital resource for writers and readers seeking a comprehensive exploration of the life cycle of the book; Murad provides a rare glimpse into the rich culture of the Yazidi; terrific new tools for both new and experienced dog owners; an engrossing cautionary tale for lovers of nature and the Great Lakes in particular

Everyday and Holiday Projects | Crafts/DIY Reviews

­Crafters looking for an abundance of holiday-themed projects suitable for decorating and gift-giving will find an array of ideas here; Susa’s approach to needle felting will give beginners the know-how to get started, but experienced felters will also appreciate her whimsical designs; Those who follow Wolfe’s advice will find themselves taking exciting risks with both color and piecing

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This large-format global selection should fascinate readers with a taste for architecture, landscape architecture, and/or the environment; Ehrman’s lively and thoroughly researched volume is bound to become a standard text on early church history; autumn memoir picks—something to interest anyone; for aficionados of business and technology history, this volume is worth the investment

World Viewings: Ten Photography Titles

THIS YEAR’S ROUNDUP of photography books explores some of the essential aspects of the medium, qualities that make it so fascinating.

Expanding Your Creativity: 10 Exciting and New Craft/DIY Books

Projects offering suggestions for crafty ways to deploy one’s pet paintings, intermediate-to-advanced level designs combining wire, beads, and semiprecious stones, and a beginner-friendly introduction to both embroidery and appliqué supply ample guidance for beginners; explore new crafts and designs today

Language, September 2017 | Best Sellers

December 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions From EBSCO

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses

Literary Criticism, September 2017 | Best Sellers

November 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Showcasing Poetry: An Annual Poets House Event Celebrates 25 Years

The 2017 Poets House Poetry Showcase was held June 22 through August 26—halfway through, it was extended by two weeks given demand—marking the event’s 25th anniversary, giving Poets House cause to celebrate while pondering its future moves.