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    Book Lists for New Adult Readers

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    If you’re an adult who is just starting to read for pleasure, or working on your English skills through reading, Ramsey County Library can help!  Check out our new online lists of Books for New Adult Readers for great books to get you started. We’ve hand-selected fiction (fiction = made-up, not true), nonfiction (nonfiction = based on fact), and short classics (older books that are still read and studied today).  These books come from all across the library--adult, teen and children’s areas--but they will appeal to readers of any age.   Also included in the description is whether the book is available on audiobook, as an eBook, or if it has been made into a film... Read More »

    Tags: Programs, Recommended

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    Bookawocky and YOU--Read, Write, Draw, WIN!

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    Attention children of all ages (under 17, that is)!  Did you know that RIGHT NOW your local suburban Ramsey County Library is prepared to reward your summer reading with fabulous prizes? It's TRUE! Check out ALL the info on Bookawocky: Your Summer Reading Experience at your library!   Read, Write, Draw and WIN! For 4 & Unders and kids 5-11, stop into one of our libraries and pick up your Bookawocky materials today!  12-17?  Just set up your account at Bookawocky.org and start posting reviews! Looking for something good to read?  Check out the ... Read More »

    Tags: Children, Programs, Recommended, Teens

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    True Stories About Dads

    Big Russ and Me
    We posted this last year, but Father's Day comes every year, so enjoy! As Father's Day approaches (insert ties/golf joke here), it's a good time to think about the complicated relationships we often have with our fathers and the many marvelous books that have been written about this relationship.  On the sweeter side, check out Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life by Tim Russert, an intensely personal and charming memoir of American life in the 1950s and the special bond Russert shared with his father, the irrepressible Big Russ.  One of the most fascinating recent books about fathers is ... Read More »

    Tags: Nonfiction, Recommended

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    Summertime ... and the Reading is Easy

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    As surely as the weather turns warm and the lazy days of summer approach, the lists of the best Summer Reads pop up like weeds in the sidewalk.  Here are a few great lists that will have your summer reading list (and requests lists) filled through August! Entertainment Weekly always has its finger what's hot and happening in publishing.  Check out their Summer Must-Reads:  10 Books for Your Beach Bag list, which includes Landline, the new title by librarian favorite Rainbow Rowell, and an intriguing sounding novel called ... Read More »

    Tags: Fiction, Nonfiction, Recommended

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    Facebook Movie Advisory Day with Stephanie Curtis--Recap!

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    As promised, here’s the transcript from our recent Facebook Movie Advisory Day conversation with MPR’s Movie Maven and Cube Critic (and all-around movie genius) Stephanie Curtis! (Please note that we’ve removed our patrons' names since the Internet is a bit less private than Facebook.) On to the recap (complete with convenient links to our catalog)!  Lights, camera, ACTION! Love movies? Looking for your next favorite movie? Join us RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW with the fabulous Stephanie Curtis. Comment on this thread with your favorite film or genre and Stephanie will use her excellent movie knowledge to hook you up! Ramsey County Library (RCL):... Read More »

    Tags: Movies, Recommended