Explore New and Inspiring Crafts From Sketching to Remodeling

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It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the craft world or if you’re looking for a DIY challenge, you can find a variety of projects that are widespread and accessible to all craft/DIY readers

April 2017 LibraryReads

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Spring has officially sprung and with its sunshine and warm weather also comes some fantastic reads. Fall in love with the charactors and relationships that number one bestselling author Elizabeth Strout reveals in her powerful new novel, travel back in time with Julie McElwain and her Heroine Kendra Donovan who will do anything to save […]

Newcomer Honeywell, McClellan, North, Robinson, Scalzi, Skovron, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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THE ELEMENTS, whether a personal power or a force of nature, have been mainstays of sf/fantasy writing from the genre’s beginning. How humanity has dealt with these components can be either a bane or boon, focused on creation or destruction. This month’s titles highlight the strengths of such elements in both natural and magical ways.

“Bridging Worlds” with Librarians Pun, Collard, and Parrott

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Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, editors of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe discuss the inspiration for their new book, the role of academic libraries in global initiatives, and getting started in an international career.

Past Intrigue: Historical Mysteries | The Reader’s Shelf

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Combining two genres—historical fiction and mystery—these books offer a walk through time and crime, via well-set novels that are abundant in detail, feeling, and clever plots.

Adelia Saunders on Her “Indelible” Debut Novel

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Adelia Saunders’s first novel, Indelible, is the wildly inventive story of Magdalena, a young woman from Lithuania, who sees people’s histories literally written on their skin. Here, the author discusses the book’s unusual plot and her previous careers.

LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Lots of sound information on the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of The World of the American West; an interesting conversation starter on a variety of brain-related topics; Niche Academy’s library-staff training modules will be of widespread value

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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For art lovers, Treasures of Asian Art is a worthwhile investment; Blumenthal delivers life-and-times political history at its best; Moss’s website translates well as an excellent training guide for any level of outdoor fun; this honest account will find resonance among consumers of popular faith narratives

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Another solid offering from best-selling Swedish author Backman; a marvelous debut for all romantics who believe in hope; a new series from the most dependable names in comics Brubaker and Phillips; newcomer Mukherjee delivers a stirring, entertaining mystery that bursts with lively historical details

Irish Reads | Wyatt’s World

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The shelves of American libraries are full of Irish narratives. Indeed, the story of America itself is strongly shaped by the Irish. Celebrate today—and every day of the year—with examples of Ireland’s extraordinary literary gifts to readers. Here are but five choices.