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Masquerade

Detail of Masquerade

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda talks about a book of unique portrait photographs created by artist Saul Steinberg and photographer 

The Making of a Comic Masterpiece: A Confederacy of Dunces

"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."

--Jonathan Swift, epigraph from Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting

Books Not Meant to be Read: PhotoGrids

PhotoGrids Sidewalk Chalk

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda talks about an artist book by Sol LeWitt:

PHOTOGRIDS

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Plaza Voices: Como aprender español

Map of Spanish-speaking countries.

Desiree S. of Barnum Branch Library writes:

The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea: Second Book of 5th Wave Series

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Big Library Read - Anatomy of a Misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit

The newest installment of the Big Library Read officially kicks off this week, giving you an opportunity to join the world’s largest “global eBook club.” For the next two weeks, October 13 - October 28, 2014, you can read or listen to Anatomy of a Misfit by best-selling author Andrea Portes without any wait lists or holds.

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

Much e-ink has been spilled--rightfully so--about the brave new world we live online. Targeted advertising, data breaches, the NSA; it’s easy to grow overwhelmed by the potential dangers of sharing personal information electronically. Practically everything we do on our phones and computers is tracked, often in an effort to sell us something or gain some upper hand (financially, politically, socially, etc.). Consequentially, there is now an unprecedented amount of detailed data about us that's ripe for the parsing.

Books Not Meant To Be Read: Bands of Color

Cover of Artist Book: Bands of Color by Sol LeWitt

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda explores Conceptual Art with a book by the artist Sol LeWitt:

Let's Talk With Author Robie Harris

author Robie Harris

Thinking about having “the talk” with your kids and don’t know where to start? Join New York Times best-selling author Robie Harris at the Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center, on Monday, October 13 at 6 p.m.!

New Book By Atul Gawande

I'm so excited - Atul Gawande (Photo courtesy of Amar Karodkar) has a new book out!  Being Mortal is now on order so you can place your holds and have your copy of the book, or book on CD if you prefer the audio version,  ready and waiting for you once the actual copies come in (I have my hold placed already).  I just love how he can write about medicine and the medical field in a way that a regular person, such as myself, can understand, and he makes it all just so darn interesting and infor

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