Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.

28 Titles Exploring & Celebrating Native History & Culture

INDIGENOUS CIVILIZATIONS flourished in North America centuries before Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492. These 28 titles include new releases as well as classics. Some discuss ancient societies, while others explore the modern experience.

Under the Surface | Materials Survey 2017

The findings of LJ’s latest materials survey, which tracks budgets and circulation at public libraries equitably distributed throughout the nation by size, type, and region

In or Out? | Memoir

This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Thirty-Four Must-Have Spring Books | Editors’ Picks 2017

A host of new titles are coming your way, courtesy of long hours of perusing catalogs, quizzing publicists, reading galleys, and seeking what’s worthwhile on the horizon.

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

Fiction, both classic and contemporary; nonfiction; and film and TV for readers who have finished George Orwell’s 1984 and still hunger for more titles to give them perspective on the current social and political climate.

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

Travels & Translations | Memoir

This month’s column has two memoirs in translation and two by Americans who take to the road

Poets, Murder, Maids, Music, & More | Classic Returns

The first “Classic Returns” column of 2017 is heavy on the creatives, with a lineup of musicians, poets, writers, artists, dancers, and philosophers, not to mention a lagniappe of French lit.