The 2017 National Book Awards

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in… Continue Reading The 2017 National Book Awards

Christmas Books for Children

  The Twelve Days of Christmas by Britta Teckentrup Charming version of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas. Each page is die cut to reveal gifts corresponding to these twelve special days. Children are delighted to see each new gift appear as the pages are turned. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski This new… Continue Reading Christmas Books for Children

New Books 11/27/17

Cookbooks, Christmas-themed books, sister-themed books and some short stories and novellas are part of the line-up, along with the latest adventure in Clancy’s Odessa files and a new Jack Reacher thriller by Lee Child.   Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade A portrait of the seventh American president focuses on… Continue Reading New Books 11/27/17

New Books 11/13/17

This week’s book cart includes some Christmas offerings – a cozy mystery by Donna Andrews and a retelling of the Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire that Kirkus calls a “delightful, mystical, mythical confection” by an author “who likes nothing more than to work at the dark edges of a fairy tale.”  Two new historical biographies by award… Continue Reading New Books 11/13/17

The Christy Awards

The Christy Award™ is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999. It is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, Christy, which has sold over 10 million copies since its publication in 1967.  These awards were established to acknowledge the value and impact… Continue Reading The Christy Awards

New Books 11/6/17

Hot off the press, these new books are ready for checkout at your library!   Deep Freeze by John Sanford When a woman from a community where he exposed school-board corruption years earlier is found dead, Virgil Flowers identifies clues linking the case to a 20-year high school reunion and its related traumas, dramas and… Continue Reading New Books 11/6/17

New Books 10/30/17

An eclectic mix of books that defies grouping in categories including a cook book, a western, some sci-fi, a cozy mystery, history, how-to, graphic novels, a celebrity tell-all and more.   Adventures in Slow Cooking by Sarah DiGregorio The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern home cook, providing ingenious ideas… Continue Reading New Books 10/30/17

The Elsenpeter Marionettes present Tom Sawyer

A marionette is a puppet that is moved by pulling wires or strings.  It is a small-scale, usually wooden, figure with jointed limbs.  Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theatres or entertainment venues. They have also been used in films and… Continue Reading The Elsenpeter Marionettes present Tom Sawyer

Man Booker Prize 2017

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in… Continue Reading Man Booker Prize 2017

Impact Survey

If you have used the Miami Public Library’s computers, our wifi, our website, or any of the electronic resources that we offer such as OverDrive, RBDigital, Lynda.com, etc., take our survey and register for prizes!  Beginning Sept. 18th and running through Oct. 13th, the library will be conducting the Impact Survey, a survey to better… Continue Reading Impact Survey