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Monday thank you note: A Battle of the Books

To the editor: The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Battle of the Books continues to excite and challenge fourth- and fifth-graders year after year. This year was no exception. Fifty-eight teams met in battles after reading 20 books selected by Youth Services librarians. During the battles, the teams answered questions about each book. It is […]

The Week in Reading: The Best New Book Releases for March 28, 2017

Welcome to the final March edition of The Week in Reading, a weekly column that pulls together the best new books being released each week a full day before the standard book release date. The Week in Reading for March 28, 2017. Chelsea Hassler At the beginning of every month, the internet is flooded with lists of must-reads […]

Books as art on display through April 28

A new exhibit is on display at the Western New York Book Arts Center downtown. It is titled “Contentual Relationships” and is organized by book artist, writer and storyteller Scott Kristopher. “I knew right away I wanted to do a collaborative exhibition focusing on making books, with visual exhibition pieces that would be collaborations with […]

Happy Camper book fair generates free books for Butler Elementary

Mar 27, 2017 10:37AM, Published by Rubina Halwani, Categories: Education, Today Book fair committee (from L-R): Karen Packer, Tracy Jensen and, Ily Murdock pose in front of the Happy Camper. (Ily Murdock/Butler Elementary PTA). Gallery: Happy Camper book fair generates free books for Butler Elementary [2 Images] Click any image to expand. By: Rubina Halwani […]

Edible Books Festival in Rutherford features sweet reads

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 7 2 of 7 3 of 7 4 of 7 5 of 7 6 of 7 7 of 7 Last SlideNext Slide Rapunzel 2010 version by Tatyana Van Loo and Family of Rutherford was on display at the annual Edible […]

Banning Howard Zinn’s Books Is Hardly a Way to "Start a Conversation" – Truth

An Arkansas state representative is seeking to expunge books he doesn’t like from public school curricula — including those “by or concerning Howard Zinn.” (Photo: Slobodandimitrov / Wikipedia) Any amount you can spare to support our work will make a difference — even the cost of a cup of coffee. Click here to donate to […]

Patterson: Books have the power to spark change

By Brenda Joyce PattersonLedger correspondent Recently, I attended a lecture about wild Florida spaces at Polk Museum of Art. Carlton Ward Jr. talked about his exhibit “Florida Wild” and its creation. His photographs of bears and panthers as well as hardwood hammocks and ghost orchids were breathtaking. But the increasing scarcity of those animals and […]

Bassem Youssef’s 6 favorite books

1984 by George Orwell (Signet, $16). This is the “duh” choice. It’s everyone’s favorite book. But for me it is even more special. What I have seen in Egypt and how the media manipulated people on a daily basis might be a chapter out of Orwell’s book — a chapter that is not even well […]

Library activities and new fiction books

Monday Sing-A-Book My Baby: 9:30 a.m. Caregivers and babies use books, music, and movement to lay the foundation for early literacy. Using a combination of Music Together and The Very Ready Reading Program among others, you and your baby will learn and have a good time together. Minecraft @ the Library: 4 p.m. Minecraft is […]

Books in Brief: Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood; Out of Wonder by Kwame Alexander

CHILDREN’SMiss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood; Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins; 368 pages ($16.99) Ages 8 to 12. …A huge wall – called “The Seven Buttons” – is all that protects the Kingdom of Lightning Pass from destruction by Marauders outside. Or so the people of Lightning Pass – and the “magical maidens” […]