2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

And the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prize in the Book categories are....

Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer 
Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers around a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide as they
both try to survive the devastation of war.

Nonfiction - Sixth Extinction : an Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Rationale, natural
history and field reporting are combined in this account of the mass extinction
unfolding before our eyes in Kolbert's work about the future of the world.

History -  Encounters at the Heart of the World : a History of the Mandan  People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
Fenn's narrative on Mandan history, landscapes and people is
enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own
encounters at the heart of the world.

Celebrate the First Ascent of Mount Everest

In May of 1963 the first group of Americans reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the expedition with these books and DVDs.

The vast unknown: America's first ascent of Everest by Broughton Coburn

Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine?s Fatal Ascent by Hoyland, Graham

The wildest dream [videodisc]: conquest of Everest by National Geographic Entertainment ; an Altitude Films production in association with Atlantic Productions

Blindsight [videodisc produced by Sybil Robson ; directed by Lucy Walker

Dark summit: the true story of Everest's most controversial season by Nick Heil

Congratulations to the Worst Opening Sentence Contest Winner!

Snoopy from PeanutsThe results are in and the judges have determined the winner in our National Library Week's Worst Opening Sentence Contest. Congratulations to the author of the winning sentence:

"There once was a fellow named Larry, who sat like a quaint little fairy, his wings and his wand, he posed by our pond, an exemplar of great topiary."

Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of National Library Week with the Canton Public Library!