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[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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Gone by Mo Hayder

 

The Mystery Writers of America hold a banquet each Spring to recognize achievement mystery and crime writing. The nominees for the Edgar awards, named for the founding father of detective fiction Edgar Allan Poe, were announced on January 19, the 203rd anniversary of Poe's birth....

Adult Reading Club at St. Louis County Library

Mark your calendars, the 2012 Adult Reading Club will kick-off on May 29. This year's theme encourages participants to "Step Into New Worlds." Here's how it works: complete either 10 books or 50 hours and you'll be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. Not sure where to start? Reading logs...

Meet the Author

 

The St. Louis County Library Foundation's author series is one of the best in the country. Where else can you meet bestselling writers at the top of their game, for free? The Foundation recently announced its summer line-up, which includes something for everyone--mystery fans,...

Weight Loss Made Logical

Charles D'Angelo spoke at Headquarters on April 25 to an audience hungry for tips on how to diet successfully. What they got was an inspiring pep talk about how to think of eating not as a diet, but as a part of a commitment to health, intelligence and purposeful living. "...

Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

 

In celebration of librarians, below is a list of romances featuring book crazy babes and the hunky men who love them.

If you enjoy a light romp, try the newest release from...

Get to Know Graphic Novelist Rick Geary

 

Rick Geary, artist and former cartoonist for Heavy Metal, Epic, and the National...

Public Speaking

Two recent documentaries show the tragic side of comedy through comedienne Joan Rivers and literary wit Fran Lebowitz.

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A friend of a friend--that is, a complete stranger--posted a comment on my Facebook wall. In French. I never studied French and can't even fake it. Nonetheless, my curiosity was piqued. I highlighted the phrase and held down Ctrl then typed C on my keyboard. From the ...

500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

 

Remember the days when you and your partner would throw together a suitcase, hop in the car, and drive off on a whim for a little unplanned weekend getaway? Or that wine-addled backpacking adventure through Italy that you shared years ago? All that was before the kids, and let's...

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