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Makerspace Monday: Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve
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Makerspace Monday: Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the last week of this unbelievable year by making the holidays at home a little brighter with Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve crafts. 2021 New Year’s Party Glasses      Using an old pair of sunglasses as a template, make 2021 New Year’s Party Glasses with drawing paper, a pencil, scissors, cardboard or poster paper, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Joe Ide, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Joe Ide, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A relevant history of hip-hop; a compelling conclusion to a lauded mystery series; the […]

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A One Book, One Chicago Conversation with Mohsin Hamid, author of EXIT WEST
By December 18, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

A One Book, One Chicago Conversation with Mohsin Hamid, author of EXIT WEST

Chicago Public Library goes all out for its One Book, One Chicago programs, holding numerous events at branches throughout the city, culminating in a grand finale with the author at the magnificent Harold Washington Library Center. I’ve had the immense honor of participating in these events, and the energy in the auditorium is elevating. This […]

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Staff Self-Care Bags: Bringing Joy During Times When Joy Is Scarce
By December 16, 2020 1 Comments Read More →

Staff Self-Care Bags: Bringing Joy During Times When Joy Is Scarce

I think everyone can agree that the past nine months have been exceedingly challenging—in different ways for each of us. Those of us who work in libraries are no exception. We have had to shift our perspective on what our jobs entail to account for health-care precautions. As I personally wrestled with the pandemic’s challenges, […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 15, 2020

Best New Books: Week of December 15, 2020

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ Situation Normal, by Leonard Richardson Adult Nonfiction ★ Saving America’s Amazon, by Ben Raines and E. O. Wilson Youth Fiction ★ Coming Up for Air, by Nicole B. […]

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The Latest Booklist: Starred Reviews, 2020

The Latest Booklist: Starred Reviews, 2020

Our annual Starred Reviews issue, featuring every single starred title published in 2020 (and short annotations for each), is here! And this year, it’s free and open to all readers, not just subscribers. As one year unfolds into the next and certain books crop up on prominent “best” lists, it is with pride that we […]

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Reviews of the Week with Patricia Engel, Ali Benjamin, Courtney Summers, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Patricia Engel, Ali Benjamin, Courtney Summers, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. It’s all stars in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay as we usher in our annual December […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 8, 2020

Best New Books: Week of December 8, 2020

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ Red Hands, by Christopher Golden ★ The Mermaid from Jeju, by Sumi Hahn ★ The Taxidermist’s Lover, by Polly Hall Adult Nonfiction ★ Mini Amigurumi Animals: 26 Tiny […]

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Reviews of the Week with Erica L. Ball, Sabaa Tahir, Fareed Zakaria, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Erica L. Ball, Sabaa Tahir, Fareed Zakaria, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We bring you discoveries in sci-tech that impact business, the post-pandemic future, and the […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 1, 2020

Best New Books: Week of December 1, 2020

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ The Art of Violence, by S. J. Rozan ★ Big Girl, Small Town, by Michelle Gallen ★ The Blade Between, by Sam J. Miller ★ Bone Chase, by […]

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