Public libraries can often go underappreciated in the days of Netflix, Spotify and Kindle. But that doesn't mean they should go unnoticed. As many public libraries grapple with how to stay relevant in the digital age, a few are standing out for their unique offerings that provide their community with much more than books. Check them out:
Just in case you're short of resolutions to make this year, let me add one more to the chorus. Vow to read more in 2015! As a person who reads a couple hundred books a year and probably needs to read a few more (It's my job! Poor me!), I'm often asked by friends and acquaintances what to read – and how to find the time to read it. Here, then, are some of my rules for the read:
Coffee shop reading and studying is as common as finding The Hunger Games in home libraries these days. And while no one seems to be questioning the marriage between coffee and a good book, some are making the case for the divorce of bar-time reading.
Highlighting the best cake recipes America has to offer, A Slice Of American History will be free as a digital download on Amazon today through November 10th. Filled with history, memories, and delicious cakes, this book is one to have for the holidays.
Need a midweek break? Here are 26 obscure and wonderful words from Webster for your Wednesday!
The new book, The Art Of Discovery, asks us to acknowledge the role the arts have played in our lives, from appreciation and inspiration to perspiration and determination. And as we turn the pages in this highly collaborative and beautiful book, remembering all that the arts have given to us, we in turn are giving back.
Isla Davis, author of 19 Fall Craft Ideas For Kids, provides parents with creative ideas for keeping small hands busy this season. Her book will be free as a digital download on Amazon September 6th – September 9th. Read more…
Paul Allen, author and semi-professional chef, loves fall, football, and food. His book, 35 Game Day Recipes For The Slow Cooker, offers easy game day slow cooker recipes for fall meals and parties. It will be free today through the 29th on Amazon. Read more…