November is Native American Heritage Month. The idea was originally conceived as “American Indian Day” in 1915 by Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian. From there, the Congress of the American Indian Association formally declared that the Day would be the second Saturday of each May. It wasn’t until 1990 that George H. W. Bush designated the […]
Have a musical interlude in the library on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:00 pm!
Now that fall is in full swing, some of you may be in the mood for all things scary and paranormal—if you love Halloween that is, like I do. It’s one of my favorite holidays of the year. Below are some lesser known horror novels that will probably keep you up at night. Books The Troop, […]
Join us on Tuesday, November 17, where Anne-Marie Oomen will discuss her book.
For all the Jonathan Franzen fans out there, how many of you have read Purity already? If so, what are your thoughts on it? I’m asking entirely out of curiosity. I finished it a couple days ago and am still trying to decide how I feel about it. It’s very uneven throughout; there were times when I was […]
For all the architecture and design fans out there, John Gallagher will be coming to the library on October 8 to discuss his new book, Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity. Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) is best known for designing the World Trade Center and the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis. The Japanese American […]
Do you love art and pretty books? We have just the place for you.
Until this year, the only graphic novel I’d read was Watchmen when I was in college. It wasn’t a conscious decision to avoid them—but I’d never grown up reading comics, and there was part of me that for a long time thought, “Well…they seem kind of juvenile.” This year I’ve seen the error of my thinking, largely […]