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Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners - 22 Jul 2014
Established in 2012 by the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction “recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.” This year's winners are The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
An ALA press release provides the following summaries:
"Tartt’s The Goldfinch, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette BookGroup, Inc., tells the tale of 13-year-old Manhattanite Theo. In the wake of his father’s abandonment, Theo grows extremely close to his vivacious mother—until an act of terrorism catapults him into a dizzying world bereft of gravity, certainty or love. Tartt writes from Theo’s point of view with fierce exactitude and magnetic emotion.
Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, published by Simon & Schuster, examines the complex relationship between two presidents, Roosevelt and Taft, who played major roles in the Progressive movement of the early twentieth century. Acclaimed historian Goodwin offers a superb re-creation of a period when many politicians, journalists and citizens of differing political affiliations viewed government as a force for public good."
Winners were selected from a shortlist of three fiction and three nonfiction finalists and a longlist of 50 titles.
Learn About Herbs at the Library - 15 Jul 2014
This July, don’t miss a couple of exciting chances to learn about growing herbs. First, whether you want oregano for your spaghetti sauce, cilantro for your salsa, or lavender for you potpourri, Master Gardener and garden designer Amy Mullen can help you plant the perfect herb garden. Join us on July 17th for an introductory-level seminar to learn more about cultivating common garden herbs.
Next, learn how herbs can heal. Have you ever wondered about which herbs to take for which ailments? If so, licensed practical nurse, holistic health practitioner, and master herbalist Dee Weis will cover the basics of herbal medicine, discussing safety issues and how to select herbal medicines. A beginner's guide to herbs will be raffled off to one lucky participant!
Carnival Time!! Friday, August 1, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - 14 Jul 2014
Our annual carnival is a time to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program AND the library's birthday (52 years old this year!). Register NOW for the fun!
If you like bounce houses, fire and police vehicles and personnel, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, popcorn, live music, and free raffles and prizes from Whole Foods Market, you will LOVE our carnival! Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library.
Bring the family!