“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” Oliver Sacks, a well-known neurologist and author, died yesterday at the age of 82 after a long fight with cancer. The Atlantic published a great reading list of some of his […]
“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving…and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how […]
Landfall (plural landfalls): noun. 1. Arrival at the shore by ship. 2. The point at which a hurricane or similar storm reaches land. 3. Two different fiction novels currently on the ‘New’ shelf at GRPL. Looking for that book (it was land something… landfill? no. landfall? maybe.) a friend recommended or read about in a […]
Come down to the Main Library this evening at 7pm for a lively panel discussion that’s part of our GR Reads Summer program! WGVU’s Shelley Irwin, Mlive’s Tanda Gmiter, WZZM’s Taz Painter, crisis management expert Dr. Curt Bechler and moderator Dave Jaconette from WJRW will discuss how media coverage of a disaster can change public […]
We’ve added several new additions to the Main Library’s Books By the Stack collection! These titles are great for groups to read together even if you don’t have the time during these dog days to read as often as you’d like (these specialty designated ‘Book Club’ copies check out for six weeks instead of the […]
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And the winner of the 2015 March Madness tournament of books is … All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr In the three years we’ve held this contest, all the winning books you’ve voted for have female main characters! This year’s champion focuses on two kids from opposing sides of World War II. […]
You can now check out a SimpleTouch Nook at your favorite branch library! Nooks are pre-loaded with staff picks in specific genres, including bestsellers, classics, mysteries, romances and more. They are easy to use and don’t require any downloading. You can check out the list of titles available and the branches where you can check […]