Monthly Archives: July 2015

Book Review: Marco Polo, by Demi

In this children’s book entitled Marco Polo, Demi presents beautifully “gilded” illustrations and a captivating 50-page biography of Marco Polo’s 24 years of world travel and unbelievable adventure.   Polo begins his travels as a teenager, setting out with his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Archivist Wasp, by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Wasp has always believed in her duty as the Archivist.  In the cruel post-apocalyptic landscape of her world where the few who live struggle to survive, she has maintained the archives of the world’s shrouded, cataclysmic past and held onto … Continue reading

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I’m going on a road trip with two teenagers and I need some family-friendly audiobooks. Are all of your audiobooks on the first floor?

That’s a really good question. The Downtown Branch audiobook collection grew recently when all the audiobooks at the Central Library were relocated to the first floor, making it easier to browse our extensive collection. As for your road adventure, how … Continue reading

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More Criterion Films, and That’s a FACT…

As I’ve discussed here before, the phrase “Criterion Collection” is synonymous with the best of the best in classic and contemporary feature films. But the Criterion stamp of approval has found its way to non-fiction documentaries as well. Here’s a brief … Continue reading

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I’m interested in graphic novels, but I don’t want to read about traditional superheroes. Do you have any suggestions on what I might like?

Despite what many people might think, there is so much more to graphic novels than Superman and Batman. Over the last decade, graphic novels have begun to receive attention as real works of art and literature. Whether you love history, … Continue reading

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