Tag: social sciences

Book Trailer Thursday: A GLORIOUS FREEDOM

This week’s trailer features A Glorious Freedom (Chronicle Books) by bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon. Her latest volume is a stunning collection of profiles, interviews and essays celebrating the joys of growing older. Through her colorful and detailed artwork, Congdon gives much deserved honor to prolific women who refused to be restricted by age and […]

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By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

This Week on Well Read TV: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Writings on the Wall

This week on Well Read, bestselling author and NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest nonfiction endeavor, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White (2016)—co-authored by Raymond Obstfeld—and released on August 23. A collection of essays written “in […]

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Welcome, Robot Overlords! 12 Books to Help You Prepare for the Coming Singularity

Welcome, Robot Overlords! 12 Books to Help You Prepare for the Coming Singularity

Robots have been trending in literature and film for a long time. But constant advances in technology give us more and more to think—and worry—about. The New York Times video series, Robotica, and the Atlantic article, “A World Without Work,” got me thinking: how is artificial intelligence affecting our lives? Robots already contribute to our labor […]

Dewey Know How to Run a Book Group? We Do! 350-400, Part 2
By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Dewey Know How to Run a Book Group? We Do! 350-400, Part 2

Last week I shared some of the reading suggestions from the 350–400 range of the Dewey system that members of the Williamsburg Regional Library staff group brought to a recent meeting. This is the second part of those selections. Annmarie from Outreach is always looking for books that will entertain her senior service population, and […]

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Dewey Know How to Run a Book Group? We Do! 350-400, Part 1
By January 13, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Dewey Know How to Run a Book Group? We Do! 350-400, Part 1

The staff book group at Williamsburg Regional Library has been having a great time reading our way through the collection. In alternating months, we read fiction by an author whose surname begins with a selected letter (next month is G), and nonfiction from a different Dewey range. Each reader selects a title or two and […]

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