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Memoirs from Mindy Kaling, Ruth Reichl, & the Bloggess | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Hirshman, Linda. Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504648806. Reader TBA. The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, Western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by […]

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

To Download or Not To Download? | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, April 15, 2015


Don’t let downloadable content scare you away from buying the latest hits for your circulating collection… the additional content breathes new life into old favorites.

Best Media 2014: Best Video Games


The best video games of 2014, chosen by LJ’s gaming columnist, M. Brandon Robbins

Librarian’s Guide to GamerGate | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, November 15, 2014


While librarians should generally remain politically neutral—save for library advocacy—while interacting with patrons, this is one time that it’s okay to take a side. The actions of GamerGaters are not representative of gamers in general.

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


As with all scary and mysterious things, one of the safest ways to examine depression is through art. Depression is a classic theme in books, poetry, and music, but it’s also a burgeoning concept in video games.

Deal Me In | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Card games are a valuable asset to your library’s gaming initiative and are great for people who love hands-on and interactive experiences.

They’re Gamers, Not “Girl Gamers” | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Since the advent of online gaming and the wider acceptance of the pursuit as a legitimate hobby for adults, everyone who has bothered to do so has noticed that girls and women play games almost as much (and enjoy as much variety) as boys and men.

Hurts So Good | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


It’s important to stock your library collection with games that move the genre forward and encourage patrons to see video games as a legitimate medium for personal expression, telling stories in new ways and asking deep questions about ourselves and the world around us.

Weird Science: Great SF Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Stock your circulating collection and load your gaming PCs with some greats of the genre.