New books 2/20/17

The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith The return of his overbearing mother and other local dramas compel Bertie to consider moving away from Scotland Street, where newfound love, an estranged marriage and a high-profile guest render his grandmother’s home a tempting alternative. The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates When evangelical Luther… Continue Reading New books 2/20/17

New Books 2/13/17

Learn what scientists in the field of biomechanics are learning about animals or learn about the Danish philosophy of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga).  Enjoy a mystery by a debut author like Abby Fabiaschi  or an old favorite like James Patterson.  Catch up on the latest series books by Karen White and Christine Feehan.   4 3… Continue Reading New Books 2/13/17

New Books 2/6/17

The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller Fuller traces the impact of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on a diverse group of writers, abolitionists and social reformers, including Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott, against a backdrop of growing tensions and transcendental idealism in 1860 America. Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey Hitting… Continue Reading New Books 2/6/17

The 2016 National Book Awards

The winners of the National Book Award for 2016 include the following: Fiction WINNER: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead FINALISTS: The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder News of the World by Paulette Jiles The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Nonfiction WINNER: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in… Continue Reading The 2016 National Book Awards

Free Genealogy Workshops Offered at the Library

  Genealogy librarian Barbara Becker will be offering her tenth annual series of workshops for those interested in genealogy.  These classes are for beginners and seasoned pros as well.  To learn more about these workshops, read the Miami NewsRecord article below.  To learn what will be covered in each workshop, click on the Keys to… Continue Reading Free Genealogy Workshops Offered at the Library

New Books 1/30/17

Barren Cove by Ariel Winter Retiring to a beach house at Barren Cove, a stately Victorian manor even older than he is, Sapien, searching for meaning in a world where his outdated allegiances to a time long past have left him isolated and hopeless, becomes fascinated with the family whose lives are entwined with the… Continue Reading New Books 1/30/17

New Books 1/23/16

At Rope’s End by Edward Kay A forensic psychology expert with an antagonistic relationship with the police teams up with a detective who thinks the lead on a murder case is bent on putting away an innocent man to close the case and raise his esteem. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden A… Continue Reading New Books 1/23/16

New Books 1/16/17

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge Younge tells the stories of the lives lost on November 23, 2013, profiling ten victims whose deaths exemplify the statistic that on an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. Below the Belt by Stuart Woods New… Continue Reading New Books 1/16/17

Need Help Preparing Your Taxes?

MyFreeTaxes info The MyFreeTaxes free income tax preparation program has been available since 2009.  It is an online collaboration with United Way Worldwide using H&R Block software.  Taxpayers prepare their own returns from the comfort and convenience of their home or office. Program Requirements A free federal and up to 3 state returns can be… Continue Reading Need Help Preparing Your Taxes?

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence : the Shortlists

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the… Continue Reading 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence : the Shortlists