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Teens at the Jamestown Bluffs branch created poetry for National Poetry Month in April. At a "poetry station" they shared their words, rhymes and thoughts. Here are...

Remembering MCA (Adam Yauch)

 

I would be remiss in not mentioning the passing of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys who died on May 4 of throat cancer at the age of 47. The Beast Boys were a band I knew since the release of "License to Ill" in 1987, but I wasn't into rap, so I discounted the value of the music they...

How Do You Do by Mayer Hawthorne

 

Mayer Hawthorne, a 33-year-old singer from Ann Arbor, MI, started off as a rapper and was toying with the Motown Sound when a  record producer heard him and immediately signed him to a contract. Hawthorne has released two albums, "...

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak

 

Growing up in the rural Midwest, my family had to pay the yearly membership fee to use the local library and man, did we all get our money's worth!  While I found our library to be a great place to find books and movies, my ravenous appetite for books had not yet been...

Wild Nights by Joyce Carol Oates

 

When you encounter the obsessions of an aged, fictional Mark Twain, you realize you've entered the unsettling twilight zone of Joyce Carol Oates. Frightening danger lurks throughout her novel, ...

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Charlotte Rogan's debut novel "The Lifeboat" is a good bet for readers who enjoy...

Warren G. Harding by John Dean

No stranger to presidential politics himself, John Dean's biography of Warren G. Harding...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Katherine Boo's " Behind The Beautiful Forevers' is a non-fiction narrative detailing life...

[Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

Graphic novels are more popular than ever. Readers of all ages are picking them up, especially kids! Below are several recent and soon-to-be-released graphic novels that everyone should check out.

 
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