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The 2016 Man Booker Short List

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Awarded to the best original novel written in English, the Man Booker Prize has released its shortlist. Librarian Tracy runs ‘em down.

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First Contact

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Librarians are already prepared for First Contact—even got a Dewey number for it. Manager Todd has your guide.

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Saints, Sinners and Astronauts

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Oklahoma's a baby among states but she’s already produced a diverse group of outsized personalities. Librarian Chris as the rundown on his favorites.

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Pandemic! OR a Buzzreads Reminder to Get Your Flu Shot

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Preppers - don't forget library books when outfitting your shelter. It's not like there'll be fines when things go south! YA Librarian Anna has some great pandemic books to keep you occupied while you wait it out.

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A Few of My Favorite Things

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Browsing is the best. How else are you going to meet Mr. Right (book)? Librarian Kassy shares the latest list of books that had her at, "Hello."

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Old School v New School Fantasy

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Are we in a great era for fantasy fiction? Librarian Sarah runs down the list of contenders in her look at "old school" v. "new school" fantasy fiction.

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The Millennial Whoop: Nothing New Under the Sun

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What's that sound you've been hearing on the radio? It's now got a name - the "Millennial Whoop". Our classical music expert Breck says it's not anything musicians haven't done for, well, millennia.

 

 

 

 

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Kickoff and Controversy

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The National Football League kicks off the 2016 season Thursday night, but the new season is not without controversy. Our resident sportsman, Librarian Sheldon has the latest.

 

 

 

 

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Make It So

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Today marks the historic 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Fifty years ago, September 8, 1966, the iconic sci-fi series premiered on the CBS network. With six TV series (seven if you count the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery show) and thirteen movies, this sci-fi cultural phenomenon is still thriving. The newest movie, Star Trek: Beyond, was well-received as a summer blockbuster and fans are ready for more.

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Crocheting

Maybe you don't speak French, but there is one French word that you really should know.  That word is CROCHET!  The word crochet originates from the French word "croche" or "croc" meaning to hook, and it is a hobby on which you can easily become, well…hooked. 

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