The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. The Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature was awar
LibraryReads is an awesome monthly list created by librarians and library staff to help connect readers to new books and authors. An online community of librarians vote each month on their favorite new books and the results are tallied. The list is not meant to be a “best” list – ju
The key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. In Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff presents the story of Mathilde and Lotto over the course of twenty-four years. The premise echoes the familiar observation that two people who live together intimately can end up feeling
Bob Dylan’s Lyrics Win Nobel Prize For the first time ever, a musician has received the Nobel Prize for Literature, as the 2016 international honor is bestowed on Bob Dylan, whose often cryptic song lyrics inspired generations. Baby Boomers in particular grew up listening to “
Launched in 1996, this annual award celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 (about $50,000) and a limited edition bronze sculpture known as a “Bessie.” Taking home top honor
New Original Musical Hamilton has been taking Broadway by storm! The musical’s star—composer and lyricist, and previous Tony Award winner for In the Heights in 2008—Lin-Manuel Miranda has based this smash hit on one of the US’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.