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Under the Skin

DVD

One of those love it or hate it films.....almost devoid of dialogue, Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer's vision of Michael Faber...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
01/12/15 | DVDs

The Fourteenth Goldfish

By Jennifer L. Holm
Book

 “Middle school is like one of those highway restrooms in the middle of nowhere. It’s dirty and smelly and it’s...»

By Molly, Youth Services
01/12/15 | Children

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki & His Year of Pilgrimage

By Haruki Murakami
Book

Published in April 2013 in Japan, Murakami’s latest novel had already sold over a million copies prior to its 2014 U.S. release...»

The Spinning Heart

By Donal Ryan
Book

Primarily a work of psychological fiction, this debut book by Donal Ryan is brief, but it packs a lot of insights into human nature...»

Two Lives

DVD

Children born to Norwegian natives and German occupiers during World War II were taken to Germany and raised there.  One of these...»

The coldest girl in Coldtown

By Holly Black
Audiobook

Holly Black's "The Coldest Girl in Cold Town" is an amazing dystopian story about a young girl who lives in a world...»

Under the Skin

DVD

One of those love it or hate it films.....almost devoid of dialogue, Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer's vision of Michael Faber...»

The Fourteenth Goldfish

By Jennifer L. Holm
Book

 “Middle school is like one of those highway restrooms in the middle of nowhere. It’s dirty and smelly and it’s...»

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Once Upon a Grind

By Coyle, Cleo

Coffeehouse manager and part-time sleuth Clare Cosi is back on the trail, this time uncovering the culprit behind the fairy tale-themed murder of sleeping beauty in Central Park.

Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

By Beck, Glenn

In his follow-up to Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck offers ten more true and quirky stories about US history, from Walt Disney's vision to the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. 

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National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
Redeployment
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2014 Prize for Nonfiction
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos

Newbery Medal
2014 award
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal
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Printz Award

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