February 28, 2011 | Michelle
Hi Everyone! Don't forget that registration for the March Book Discussion starts on Wednesday, March 2nd! We will be discussing Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Be sure to use your library card to register online and then stop at the Children's Reference Desk to pick up your copy of the book. The book group will meet on Wednesday, March 16th from 5:00 to 5:45PM. Enjoy!
February 28, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
Sugar snaps & strawberries: simple solutions for creating your own small-space edible garden by Andrea Bellamy; with photographs by Jackie Connelly — Have you started planning your garden yet? Even if you have, you'll want to check out this book to see some fabulous ideas and pick up some tips. Whether you're designing your garden space or picking out what to grow, this book is full of info and is illustrated with gorgeous photographs (given how grey it can be in Michigan this time of year, just looking at the photos is reason enough to pick up this book!). If you like this, you can also check out the author's blog, Heavy Petal.
February 27, 2011 | madame librarian
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2011 nominations for the Edgar Awards. A complete list of the nominees is available on the MWA website. The awards will be made on April 28, 2011 at the 65th Annual Mystery Writers of America Edgar syposium held in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Best Novel Nominees
February 27, 2011 | madame librarian
Meg Waite Clayton, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Wednesday Sisters, will talk about her latest novel, The Four Ms. Bradwells at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on Thursday, March 24, 7:00-8:30PM in the Gallery, Room 100 (use Diag entrance). "The book is about four women who are University of Michigan Law School graduates; it explores the secrets we keep, even from those closest to us, and celebrates the enduring power of friendship. The book reading and chat will be followed by a book sale and signing, courtesy of Nicola's Books."
Hatcher Graduate Library is located at 913 South University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Public parking is available in the structure at 650 S. Forest, just south of S. University.
February 23, 2011 | kimit311
United Way for Southeastern Michigan is creating successful adults, by kindergarten. Imagination Library provides free books for children from birth to age five. Benefits include:
- One free book each month mailed to the home, up to age 5
- A graduation book on the fifth birthday to help the transition into kindergarten
- Free newsletter, website and other learning material for parents
For more information, or to register your child, visit the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library website.
February 22, 2011 | Blogbrarian
February 22, 2011 | kimba
February 22, 2011 | daviscrl
Our group for adults interested in writing children's books will meet for the first time on Saturday, March 12th from 2:00-3:00 PM. It will be a chance for writers to share work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. If you are a writer of children's fiction, please join us in the Purple Room to learn more.
February 21, 2011 | barkerm
Note: Tickets for this event are sold out as of Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Join us for Everyone's Reading The Lincoln Lawyer February 14-April 14. Former crime beat reporter, Michael Connelly is a fiction writer with an impressive 22 successful novels. He will share tales of his writings at the Birmingham Community House on April 14 at 2:00PM and the Berman Theatre at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, at 7:30PM on the same date. We have a limited supply of free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the Adult Reference desk to pick up yours today. Also join one of our many book discussion groups as we read and talk about The Lincoln Lawyer. Mark your calendar for the movie release on March 14 starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe and William H. Macy.
February 21, 2011 | Cwikla
The March/2011 issue of This Old House contains 52 Quick Fix-It Trricks, remoldeling money savers, how to problems and many other DIY shortcuts for your reading. This Old House is part of the CPL Adult magazine collection and also available at thisoldhouse.com.