Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2016

No fool he, Coben enters the list at No. 1 with Fool Me Once; Cooper and mom Vanderbilt are over the Rainbow

Visionary Versemakers | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Two magisterial and generous collections of poetry, one from Rita Dove—Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate—and the other from Adrienne Rich, outspoken feminist and political activist

Bicycle Thieves, L’Inhumaine, Paulette, the Tavianis, & Ulee’s Gold | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, May 15, 2016

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The restored masterwork Bicycle Thieves is an essential holding; L’Inhumaine should pique the interest of serious film buffs; from the neorealistic to the magical, The Taviani Brothers give off a folk tale aura; a lovely, low-key Ulee’s Gold

We Love Paris | LJ Video Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Maison Close is recommended for those who like period dramas with a psychological edge; Thérèse Raquin presents an absorbing tale that will appeal to those who favor melodrama.

Chambers’s Debut of the Month, Durbin, Vyleta, plus Newcomer Merbeth & Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, May 15, 2016

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THE SFWA NEBULA Conference, which runs May 12–15 in Chicago, features the presentation of the Nebula Awards, recognizing the best U.S. works of sf and fantasy as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

Delving into Dark Souls III | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2016

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Dark Souls III may scare away less practiced and casual gamers, but it is still an experience worth trying. This is a game that belongs in your collection and in your patrons’ hands.

Prototype of Open Access | Notable Government Documents 2015

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The open access (OA) movement is one of the most exciting trends in information access and distribution today. It consists of a loose confederation of scholars, researchers, librarians, publishers, and others working to increase the amount of social and scientific research accessible to the general public free of charge, material that is peer-reviewed and copyright-protected. […]

A Voice in the Wilderness | The Reader’s Shelf, May 15, 2016

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The six books below shed light on the forest, highlighting its glory and its shadowy depths, while readers can immerse themselves in those worlds knowing they are safe in their favorite chair.

Test Prep Strategies

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ACT Cracking the ACT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests and DVD, 2016. Princeton Review. Dec. 2015. 832p. ISBN 9781101881996. pap. $31.99 w/DVD. ED The ACT provides some free test prep resources on its website (act.org), but the Princeton Review provides a variety of resources in print, online, and on the accompanying DVD. Video tutorials, […]

Our “United” States: Sen. Cory Booker on Building Strong Communities

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On March 21 at Random House’s New York City office, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed United: Thoughts on Finding ­Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good