Tag: books

More and more, Futureland is starting to look like Nowland. In places like Japan, you already have robotic receptionists, waiters and other personnel staff.  Here, most of our robots don’t have legs, but whether you realize it or not, robots are everywhere from smartphones to home automation to touchscreen ordering. We have machines that can “think,” “see,” and “hear,” and respond in a way that best suits our lifestyle. Is it the rise of the machines?

April 27, 2015 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys. Appropriate for kids ages 2-3. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children
Chopsticks. By Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Have you ever looked at a novel and fallen in love with the book’s pictures or design before its words? Some books are so visually intriguing for me that the words are almost superfluous. In a world depending more and more on us to be visually literate, or able to understand meanings behind images, these books provide challenging and beautiful imagery to practice on. Here are a few titles that stand out for me.

I don’t know about you, but as a book lover I always feel pressure to read everything. I know everything seems like an exaggeration, but I assure you, it’s not. In our information overloaded world, I come across books on an hourly basis. Whether I’m surfing the web, checking out my favorite blogs, spending time on social media sites like Pinterest, or talking to the person in line behind me, book suggestions are everywhere. Not only that, but everyone makes it sound like their book is the single best book I will read in my life.

A Tale for the Time Being

March is known as the month where even non-sports fans fill out brackets predicting which college basketball teams will win based on a team's players, coaches and match-ups (or more accurate indicators like the cutest mascot or best team color combinations). March Madness brings together the 68 "best" teams in the nation and whittles the remaining teams down to a Final Four and, eventually, the National Champion. 

"Anya's Ghost"

Over the past few weeks you have probably watched more hours of curling and ice dancing than you would ever admit in public. Now that the Olympics have concluded, you might be feeling a bit down, wondering how you can possibly replace those hours you spent on your couch cheering on the athletes. Maybe a nice Russian novel is just the thing you need to ease those Olympic withdrawals. I know, I know. You’ve tried to slog your way through War and Peace and Crime and Punishment before, only to give up one third of the way in.

"Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell

Just like when you meet somebody for the first time that you just know you’ll become great friends with, it’s wonderful when you find an author whose writing "clicks" with you. This is the kind of author whose books you would buy the day they came out, without having read any reviews, simply because you just know they will be good. It's the kind of author that makes you nod your head constantly while reading, thinking, “I know, right?!” For me, Rainbow Rowell is one of those authors. I can mentally sink in to Rowell’s books as my body would a familiar, comfy chair.

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