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May 2013

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    Books in the News - 5/29/13 ()

    Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

    Were you too busy enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend to check out the books mentioned in our local papers?  We're here to help! 

    At the Pioneer Press, you'll note that the literary calendar prominently features an event at your very own Ramsey County Library!  Join us at Roseville Library on June 3rd at 7:00 p.m for Gun Violence and the Glock: An Evening With Paul Barrett.  This is a national author appearance by Paul Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun. No issue...

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    Tags: Newspapers

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    Books in the News - 5/20/13 ()

    The Flame Throwers

    Did your paper get soaked in the torrential Sunday morning rains?  And were the books pages all stuck together?  We can help!  Here are the books featured this rainy May Sunday in our local papers!

    In the Pioneer Press, we have:

    The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner - Her first novel, Telex from Cuba, was nominated for a National Book Award and reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. Her second novel, even more ambitious and brilliant, is the riveting story of...

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    Inquiring Minds - The Comet of the Century? ()

    Night of the Comet

    Every week, librarian Judy Woodward compiles the most interesting reference questions and sends them to the Roseville Review. Here's this week's astronomical inquiry!

    Q. I’ve heard there is supposed to be a really big comet coming later this year. Do you have any information about that?

    A. The Comet of the Century may be coming in November---maybe. That’s the news from the nation’s astronomers, who say that Russian scientists first spotted the comet in September 2012. They decided to name the newly spotted comet ISON after their employer, International Scientific Optical Network. Comet ISON will reach its perihelion on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, when it passes closest to the sun. If all goes according to...

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    Tags: Inquiring Minds, Reference

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    Let Us Recommend a Book for You! ()

    Juliet in August

    Love those "staff picks" displays in our libraries?  Love to get a personal recommendation from one of our staff?

    Now you don't even have to be in the library to get recommendations from our well-read staff.  And they LOVE to share their most recent favorite books.

    Check out our Staff Picks!

    From mystery to fantasy to literary fiction to memoir, our Staff Picks list has a bit of everything along with recommendations right from library staff.  Need even more?  Check out the Staff Picks Archive!  Start building up that summer reading list with our help...

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    Tags: Recommended

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    Books in the News - 5/5/13 ()

    Silken Prey

    Looking to keep up on all the books written about in the local papers?  We can help!

    The Pioneer Press featured:

    Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende -After the death of her beloved grandfather, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to the remote island of Chiloé, off coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life. Maya, a young American on the run records in her diary her adjustment to a new country, her drug problems, her romantic life,...

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    Tags: Newspapers