Sunday Author Talks 2014-15
The Paul Pratt Memorial Library is proud to present the 2014-15 season of our popular Sunday Author Talks series beginning October 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm. All talks are followed by a wine & cheese reception and book signing. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Sunday Author Talks is generously sponsored by Dean & Hamilton Realtors and The Cook Estate. In kind sponsorship is provided by A Taste For Wine & Spirits.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
David McCullough, Jr. You Are Not Special: And Other Encouragements
In this book, high school graduates will find advice to follow new interests, live in the moment, and invest in themselves while parents will find a warning about pressures on students to excel.
Reviews: Advice to High School Graduates: 'You Are Not Special'. Amy Quick Parrish The Atlantic. May 7, 2014.
David McCullough Jr.: "You Are Not Special" (Rebroadcast). May 26, 2014. The Diane Rehm Show.
'You Are Not Special' Graduation Speech: David McCullough Spins It Into a Book", by Lisa Suhey. The Christian Science Monitor. June 14, 2013.
Library Book Group
Join us for coffee and discussion on the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for more information about this month's selection.
Ready Reads for Book Groups
Finding enough books for your book group has just become easier!
Now, local book group leaders may browse titles, select, and reserve a set of 10 books by using KitKeeper. Click here to begin . "Ready Reads” are sets of 10 paperback copies of popular books accompanied by reading discussion guides. Kits circulate for 4 weeks. Call the Reference Librarian for more information.
WEB SITES FOR BOOK LOVERS
www.overbooked.org - “A website for ravenous readers.”
www.bookspot.com - Features quick links to the best book-related sites. Includes book reviews in national newspapers and periodicals, first chapters, author and publisher information and more.
Reader's Advice - www.readersadvice.com - Search by author, series, or genre for read-a-likes and series lists.
WEB SITE FOR BOOK CLUBS
www.readinggroupguides.com - “The online community for reading groups.”