Celebrate Poetry Month with a Special Trivia Night!
When Kim Há’s mother visits a fortuneteller for Vietnamese New Year, he tells her that her family’s lives will “twist inside out.” Naively, 10-year-old Há hopes that this means her hometown of Saigon will not see any fighting from the Vietnam War and perhaps, her missing father of nine years will return. However as fate would have it, the fighting continues to rage
Breathing Room is a novel about life in Washington, DC in the late 20th century. When the Southeast Book Club met last month to discuss and critique this book, the group was excited about reading a book with a familiar set
With technological advancements of the past few decades, many have predicted the end of the public library. But with the explosion of information on the Internet, the public library as a place will continue to play a vital role in its community.
One of Africa’s most prolific and renowned writers, Chinua Achebe, died on March 22, 2013 at 82 after a brief illness. At the epoch of his career was the publication of his masterpiece, Things Fall Apart in 1958.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month. Celebrate this American art form with books about the sights, sounds, and people of this musical style. Don't forget to visit the Smithsonian's website for special events all month long.
When a children’s librarian is looking forward to an adult fiction title, it means only one thing: everyone is looking forward to this title too. And as the author of one of the most popular children’s fiction series of all time, J.K. Rowling had her work cut out for her.
When we left Prue and Curtis at the end of Wildwood, we couldn't help but feel their story wasn't over. Curtis had chosen to stay behind with his fellow bandits, and Prue had heroically returned from Wildwood with her baby brother.