Fiction by Bloom, Winters; What Winfrey Knows; Plus Funk and Klein Tackle Climate Change | Audiobook Reviews

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Bloom’s charming audiobook may prove to be among the best of the year, What I Know for Sure feels like a rich and lively conversation with a close friend, Winters pulls no punches and avoids easy solutions.

Music in the Library Is Classic! | Music Matters

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Ed Lein of Florida’s Jacksonville Public Library system has been putting on classical concerts in the branches since the late 1980s, with his Music @ Main series really taking off over the last decade.

Audiobooks from de Rosnay, Hayes, Hiaasen, & Hubbard | Xpress Reviews

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de Rosnay misses with The Other Story, Hayes is recommended for thriller collections, Hiaasen’s columns are a marginal purchase, Hubbard’s stories are uneven

Sculptor Calder, Voices of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Christie’s Poirot, the Latest Fast Scans | Video Reviews

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An introduction to one of America’s most important modern artists, whose influential body of work is so often reduced to only his mobiles; a vision of the “very complex historical narrative” that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Audiobooks from Chase, Finder, Hubbard, and McEwen & Koloniar| Xpress Reviews

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A dressmaker finds love, a suspenseful thriller for all collections, a solid Hubbard for lovers of war stories, a work for those who enjoy military thrillers

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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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.

Freegal Advice | Music Matters

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Steve Kemple is a music librarian at the Cincinnati Public Library, which has subscribed to Freegal since 2011. He shares tips and tricks for navigating Freegal’s offerings.

Fiction from Abercrombie and Hodgson; Nonfiction from Hofmann | Audiobook Reviews

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Abercrombie entertains and surprises with plot twists right up to the final pages, Lee does an excellent job telling Hodgson’s story and bringing its many characters to life, a familial “contract” that covers behavior on tech devices and online.

Audiobooks from Andrews, Barclay, Ewan, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Urban fantasy from husband-and-wife team Andrews, a mess from Barclay, a mystery/thriller from Ewan, and a spy-filled historical romance from Willig

Steve J. Martin on The Small Big | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Steve J. Martin is the director of Influence at Work in the United Kingdom; his work has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wired. He is the coauthor, with Robert B. […]

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