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Chester Himes Centennial

Written on: July 30th, 2009 in Reviews

July 29th marked what would have been novelist Chester Himes’ 100th birthday. Himes was born in 1909 and his family eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. As a young man he found himself on the wrong side of the law and spent the late 1920s and early ’30s in the Ohio State Penitentiary, where he began […]


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Top 10 Geeky Things You Don’t Know About Romance Writers

Written on: July 23rd, 2009 in Reviews

Wired magazine’s Geek Dad blog published this posting today- Top 10 Geeky Things You Don’t Know About Romance Writers and it’s well worth reading. The Romance genre is the workhorse of library circulation pretty much everywhere, and doesn’t get the respect that it’s due! And I will be looking with fresh eyes now I know […]


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New Item Lists

Written on: July 21st, 2009 in Reviews

Click on the links below to get lists of new items available from the Delaware Library Catalog in various formats: All New Items New Audio Books New Books New DVDs You can sign up to receive a weekly reminder of new items via email- visit our catalog homepage and go to the “connect with us” […]


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Sunday Book Reviews

Written on: July 20th, 2009 in Reviews

As always- a read of the Book Reviews Section leaves one spoiled for choice. There are so many good books to read, so many things to find out about! Stormy Weather, the Life of Lena Horne, by James Gavin, which tracks the parallel tales of Lena Horne’s rise to stardom and the struggles for economic […]


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Recent additions

Written on: July 14th, 2009 in Reviews

If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for our weekly new item announcements! You can sign up to receive a weekly reminder of new items via email- visit our catalog homepage and go to the “connect with us” section in the lower left of the page and click on “other new item feeds”- enter your […]


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Summer Reading kids will love

Written on: July 9th, 2009 in Reviews

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff contributed to the kids summer reading debate last week with his column on the Best Kids’ Books Ever! I was immediately tempted by his recommendation of On to Oregon!- a thrilling tale of a pioneer family whose parents die early en route and who must finish the grueling journey […]


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Sunday Book Reviews

Written on: July 6th, 2009 in Reviews

The cover feature from this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review was for Methland by Nick Reding, an account of the impact of the methamphetamine epidemic on the small town of Oelwein, Iowa. The reviewer praises the book as an outstanding example of “shoe-leather reporting”- you can read an excerpt here. It could be an […]


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Sunday NYT

Written on: June 29th, 2009 in Reviews

I’m looking forward to getting hold of a number of books that were well-reviewed in the most recent Sunday New York Times: The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright Love and Obstacles, by Aleksander Hemon Wanting, by Richard Flanagan The Whole Five Feet, by Christopher Beha The last title looks especially interesting- in which the […]


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121 and 40

Written on: June 28th, 2009 in NewsReviews

During this last week, the Delaware legislature voted to amend State anti-discrimination laws to include gay and lesbian Delawareans for the first time. Shortly after the legislation was passed, Delaware Lt. Gov. Matt Denn published a touching blog post about the history of the decade-long attempt to pass this legislation. June 28th also marks the […]


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59 years ago today…

Written on: June 25th, 2009 in Reviews

The Korean War began with the invasion of South Korea by the Communist-led North and the beginning of the United Nations “police action” to restore the independence of the South. Three months later, hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops crossed into the peninsula and began clashing with the predominantly American troops making up the bulk […]


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