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8 books to read before the movie comes out

Cristina Springfield, Librarian April 20, 2016

Why read the book before the movie comes out? Well for one, the plot is richer. A movie doesn’t usually run much more than two hours long. How long would it take you to finish a really good book?...

Exploring the Wisconsin experience

Christina Springfield, Librarian March 23, 2016

I have a confession to make. Growing up, I never gave nonfiction books a chance. Compared to the thrill I got trying to name the real killer in a mystery novel, immersing myself in the fantastical happenings...

Cassandra Clare’s work is well worth reading

Allison Althof, Staff Writer March 22, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Cassandra Clare and “The Shadowhunter Chronicles” before, then it is time for you to learn about a collection of books full of adventure, comedy, romance, and some soul crushing...

Print or electronic? Both offered at library

Jennifer Kasch, Librarian March 2, 2016

Recently the book world has witnessed a surprising trend, a decrease in e-book sales and e-book reader ownership and a preference amongst many students for print books. As a student, which do you prefer...

Adding zombies to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ entertaining

Allison Althof, Office Manager March 2, 2016

Jane Austen marked her place in history 200 years ago when she began publishing books like “Sense and Sensibility” and “Mansfield Park”. Though it wasn’t her first piece of published work, Austen’s...

The surprising benefits of reading

Dana Ryals, Librarian February 4, 2016

Whether you love it or loathe it, it is well known that reading has substantial lifelong benefits for ourselves and our children. If you find yourself in the group of those that don’t read outside of...

‘A Man Called Ove’ warms your heart

Ana Bon, Artistic Director January 19, 2016

“A Man Called Ove” is a novel by Fredrik Bachman. Originally published in Sweden, it is Bachman’s first novel and a number one bestseller. It is now published all over the world in over 25 languages. It...

Discover this historical novel

Antonia Villalon, Broadcast Editor January 19, 2016

“A Discovery of Witches” is a historical fiction novel written by historical writer, wine enthusiast and University of Southern California instructor Deborah Harkness. The novel is about Diana Bishop,...

Winter is Here: A Game of Thrones Reading Group

Dana Ryals & Kelley Minica, Librarian November 29, 2015

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” Jojen Reed to Bran Stark in Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin As any member of George R. R....

Cameron Jace ‘Insanity’ book review

Allison Althoff, Staff Writer November 25, 2015

Retellings are a popular way of taking a story you have heard multiple times and putting a creative twist on them. One classic story that has gone through a number of retellings, both creative and classic,...

Recovery corner: Book helps bring clarity

Patrick Kempfer, Opinion Editor October 14, 2015

“Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too, even when you are in...

The Martian book review

Allison Althof, Staff Writer October 14, 2015

When the odds are stacked and an entire planet is out to get you, would you give up or fight? Throughout the history of literature there have been hundreds of books about human survival, but “The Martian”...

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