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    Staff Picks- December 2019

    Not sure what to read over break? Check out the Main Lobby display for books the library staff love! Mouse-over the “Guess Who!” images below to reveal the recommending librarian. Through the woods- Emily Carroll “Beautiful, beguiling, and thrillingly eerie.”–Michael Faber, author of The Crimson Petal and The White “Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods mesmerizes and inspires; a Victorian Gothic playground haunted by Mary Shelley & Edward Gorey, awash in the dream-like haze of Odilon Redon, and composed with the poetic elegance of Ukiyo-e. I loved it.”–Craig Thompson, three-time Eisner Award-winning author of Blankets Truly Devious- Maureen Johnson “An intricately plotted, compulsively readable novel that explores not only fascinating crimes…

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    Don’t judge a book by its cover, judge it by its first line(s)

    Can you guess the titles of these books from their first lines? Do they make you want to pick them up? Dazzling…wrenching…a mind bender.”– Time “Brain-boggling.”– Life “Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical wry Clarke wit. By standing the universe on its head, he makes us see the ordinary universe in a different light…[This novel becomes] a complex allegory about the history of the world.”– The New Yorker “Breathtaking.” —Saturday Review To find out the title click here!   “A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction.”– Los Angeles Times Book Review “A gripping adventure story . . . Laced with wit, spiced with terror,…

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    National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week – November 10-18

    The federal government’s official poverty threshold for a family of four is about $25,100.00. In 2016, 40.6 million people lived in Poverty in the USA. That means the poverty rate for 2016 was 12.7%! In 2016, 21.2% of all children (15.3 million kids) lived in Poverty in the USA—that’s almost 1 in every 5 children.   $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America– Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer Edin and Shaefer chronicle the unintended consequences of the 1996 welfare reforms meant to encourage employment and reduce reliance on government cash payments. The reforms have been modestly successful for poor people who are employed. However, for those…

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    Calling All Puzzle Fanatics!

    Calling all puzzle fanatics: Will you help us meet this challenge? This 1000 piece puzzle of the Cathedral de Puebla in Mexico is a tough one, so we will need some help getting this done before the end of Hispanic Heritage month on October 15th. Stop by the lobby of Ohrstrom Library and help put some pieces together today!

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    New Library Display: The United States Constitution

    A new informative display is up in the Baker Reading Room about the United States Constitution, and it features this challenging puzzle of the U. S. Constitution itself. Stop by and help us piece it together and learn something about this important document in the process! #ohrstromlibrary #librarydisplay #usconstitution #unitedstatesconstitution #wethepeople #puzzle #puzzlepiece #iamsps