Going to the Dogs: Some Waggingly Good Tales | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2013


Dogs are not just our best friends. As these books prove, they are also our saviors, traveling companions, and earnest and loving teachers. In the early 1960s, John Steinbeck took a long and winding road trip across America with his poodle, Charley, by his side. Drawing on his sardonic wit, Steinbeck recorded many keen observations […]

The Reader’s Shelf: May 1, 2013


An examination of recent winners of the Sophie Brody Medal, which demonstrate the importance of learning and memory in Jewish culture.

Surviving Genocide: Memoirs of the Unthinkable | The Reader’s Shelf, April 15, 2013


The men and women who survived genocide and helped others to survive deserve our everlasting admiration. Their heroic, suspenseful, and inspirational accounts are harrowing but vitally important reading.

Letters from Poets: The Reader’s Shelf | April 1, 2013


Celebrate National Poetry Month with collections of letters from acclaimed poets.

Mission to Mars: The Reader’s Shelf | March 15, 2013


Fiction and nonfiction on the topic of Mars.

The Reader’s Shelf | March 1, 2013


Members of the Reference & User Service Association’s Listen List suggest well-narrated audiobooks

Elegiac Ink: Death in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf: February 15, 2013


Reviews of graphic novels exploring the themes of death and mortality.

The Reader’s Shelf | February 1, 2013


Books exploring the concept of place

Winter’s Tale: Warm Up with These Reads | The Reader’s Shelf


Winter reads depicting the beauty and relentless nature of ice, wind, and snow.

Multnomah’s Favorite Books of 2012 | The Reader’s Shelf, December 2012


Staff from Oregon’s Multnomah County Library share their favorite 2012 titles.

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