Strange & Mysterious: Finding Vivian Maier | Oscar Docs 2015

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Meet Vivian Maier, a photographer and ultimately a recluse whose life story is nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

RUSA’S Top Pop Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2015

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In spite of a record-breaking blizzard that shut down most of Chicago on Sunday, February 1, RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony went on as scheduled at the Hilton Chicago, where the Reading List Council announced the 2015 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Road to Elsewhere | Classic Returns

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Classic Returns travels from ancient Greece to postwar Hungary and points in between this month.

Harper Lee’s Second Novel, Go Set a Watchman, To Publish on July 14, 2015

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On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced that it will publish a new novel by Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning and hugely best-selling To Kill a Mockingbird, which boasts 40 million copies worldwide. The new novel, Go Set a Watchman, will be published July 14 with a first printing […]

Looking at Vietnam After 40 Years | Oscar Docs 2015

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Each year, Library Journal hopes to review the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This latest production from Rory Kennedy is vying for that honor. LJ reviewer Cliff Glaviano offers up his vote. Last Days in Vietnam. 2 discs. color. 98+ min. Rory Kennedy, Moxie Firecracker Films/American Experience, dist. by PBS, shoppbs.org. […]

Downton Abbey Double Feature | Video Reviews

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The PBS UK series that has swept our nation is up to its fifth season. Can we hope for many more? LJ‘s reviewer let’s us in on the family and their staff and how they are faring in 1924

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce February Favorites

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Another great family story from Anne Tyler tops the list of the February releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Tyler, Anne. A […]

Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? Let the Debate Begin

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Is Amazon the reader’s friend? Last Thursday, January 15, authors Scott Turow and Joe Konrath and journalists Franklin Foer and Matthew Yglesias squared off in Intelligence Squared’s first debate of the spring season. For those of you not in NYC, the event was live streamed and then archived on YouTube.

Spotlight on Alan Bradley | LibraryReads Author, January 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Bradley, author of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

Reviewers of the Year 2014

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To our hundreds of tireless reviewers who provide librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource, a big thank you! Here, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014.

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