National Book Awards 2019

On November 20th, the 70th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefits Dinner took place. These awards have been given out since 1950 “to celebrate the best writing in America,” and the current categories for awards are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. The National Book Foundation’s website lists the 2019 award winners, […]

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“Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom” by Ariel Burger

Ariel Burger, was Elie Wiesel’s student and teaching assistant.  During the course of many years, Ariel Burger recorded questions and answers from Elie Wiesel’s classroom, now published in this book. We, as readers, “witness” how Elie Wiesel’s encourages his students to question, to listen, to explore moral complexities and dilemmas, to fight hatred, to recognize […]

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It’s not too early for holiday music!

We have put together a display of fun holiday music to get you in the spirit of the season, reserve your favorite today!

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“The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide” by Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer’s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was certain everything would fall easily into place. Never mind that she didn’t know a single person in the entertainment industry. She was determined, she was […]

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No-Shave November 2019

Did you know that No-Shave November is about so much more than finding a reason to set aside your razor and take a break from your regularly scheduled grooming habits? Back in 2009, the Chicago-based Hill family decided to use the tradition as a way to raise money for charity after their father passed away […]

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