LibraryReads | July 2016

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Librarians from all over the country submit their favorite books of the month, featuring an exciting techno-thriller from Blake Crouch that hinges on the idea of multiple realities.

Picture the Possibilities | Graphic Novels Preview 2016

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Nonfiction, memoir, even cookbooks show that the graphic novel format has grown far beyond the borders of its superhero roots. The capabilities are nearly limitless.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, June 15, 2016

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Four useful library science volumes for managing creativity, dynamic research support, “cooking up” successful lesson plans, and facilitating research

Writing Knitting Patterns, Rubber Band Engineering & Learn How To Crochet | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An enjoyable and highly recommended guide to building your own rubber band machinery; a beginner’s guide to writing knitting patterns that is abundant in information; a well-presented classroom-in-a-book will give novice crocheters a handy overview of crochet basics, and more

This Old House | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2016

fiercombe manor

When you pass an abandoned mansion, are you immediately transported back to a time when people were elegant and skeletons were hidden in every closet? Here are seven books that feature those fascinating edifices, with an atmospheric feel and parallel narratives that switch between time lines.

Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese Family Recipes & ManBQue Street Grilling | Cooking Reviews, June 15, 2016

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Four cookbooks featuring Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese cuisine, and a ManBQue guide to street grilling highlight our cooking reviews, including the 100 best Jewish recipes and contemporary Mexican cuisine

Documentary DVDs | Best Sellers, June 2016

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DVD views of Louisa May Alcott, English history, the Civil War, and Janis Joplin

Broadway Babies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An amusing collection of Broadway anecdotes; a reflective memoir from Barbara Cook, the original Marian the Librarian; a thoroughly captivating biography of Mary Martin, one of Broadway’s most successful and intriguing stars.

Feehan, Kleypas, Long, Shalvis, Debuter Kelly, plus Obits & RWA News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2016

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If you work in a public library, things don’t really slow down in the summer, with the young folks out of school and summer reading programs in full swing. Still, if your summertime livin’ isn’t easy, there’s no reason why your readin’ can’t make the days a lot more fun.

Reading the World: Important Fiction in Translation Beyond the Best Sellers

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An arresting portrayal of totalitarian control; a charming and fabulist coming-of-age tale ends as a serious study of one artist’s struggle; Urroz’s fluid, propulsive language and passionate exploration of ideas unfolds a magnificent and heartfelt novel