2015 Audie Award Nominees

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2015 Audie Awards® competition, honoring spoken word entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 28, 2015, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

EllRay Jakes, Clementine, & My Weird School | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Early Elementary

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Gutman, Dan. Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (My Weird School, Bk. 18). Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490629513. Read by Jared Goldsmith. Gr 1-5—In the latest “My Weird School” installment, Mrs. Yonkers, the computer teacher, is the nerdiest teacher in the history of the world. She can type with her feet! She even puts a webcam on a turtle! What’s […]

Nonfiction: Greene Explores Russian Society; Family Fiction from Letts, Seton | Audiobook Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Greene presents a series of interviews with a cross section of Russian people outside the governing elite; all ­libraries will want Letts’s tightly constructed, bitingly funny dark comedy; Seton’s saga is historical fiction with a literary bent.

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

Best Media 2014: Best Video Games

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

Best Media 2014: Best Music

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The 2014 mainstream and under-the-radar music chosen by Steve Kemple and Matthew Moyer

Q&A: Daniel Bennett | Music Matters

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The Daniel Bennett Group has performed at 20 major public libraries in cities throughout the United States in the last three years. Public libraries are amazing cultural institutions that bring together people from all walks of life.

Cooper & Hemingway, Steve Rude, Modern Warfare, plus What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray | Video Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Cooper and Hemingway’s roles in defining masculinity in 20th-century America, Fischer’s in-depth look at a comic book legend, an intriguing, apolitical meditation on modern warfare, Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes.

Comedian Gaffigan on Food, Homer’s Poems, Millet’s Real-Life Mermaids | Audiobook Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Gaffigan’s narration is perfectly timed and brings his book to life; Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, read by Dan Stevens, are among the best audiobooks of the year; Cassandra Campbell’s deft voicing elevates from good to sublime.

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. […]

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