Friday, May 30, 2014

Get Ready for the Funny with Amy Poehler's "Yes Please"

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This week on the Today Show, funny lady Amy Poehler announced that she will be making her first step into the publishing world, with her upcoming book Yes Please.

The comedian and Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock alum will give her readers advice on many of life's tough subjects.

Interested? Be sure to check out a copy from your library when the book is released by Del Street Books this October.

Want an early peek at the book's cover? Watch the reveal over at the Today Show website.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

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The literary world is sad to see Dr. Maya Angelou go. The poet, author, activist, and public speaker has passed away at the age of 86.

Have a look at some of Dr. Angelou's greatest pieces below, and check them out from your library.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson Releases a New Book

Cover image for One nation : what we can do to save America's futureDr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and subject of the film Gifted Hands, has released a new book with his wife.

One Nation: What We Can Do to Save America's Future, Dr. Carson's sixth book, presents the surgeon-turned-columnist's plan to bring America back to its place of prominence.

It is a sequel to their bestselling 2011 title, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great.

Interested in reading One Nation? Find out what branches have a copy in our new online catalog.

Or check out some of Dr. Carson's other books:
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk