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The Joffrey Ballet has just started its 2013/2014 season. To enjoy the ballet without traveling downtown, check out Glenside's many materials about dance.
Canadian author Alice Munro has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2013. In the announcement she is lauded as a "master of the contemporary short story."
Her biography, from the Nobel Prize website, includes the following:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Here are two books that are big read-alouds at schools this year. Both of these titles were well reviewed and on the Newbery Medal list, one as a winner and one as a finalist. Though these are considered children's or Young Adult books they are excellent and worth the time to read. Let us know if you agree!
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Moss tackles the processed food industry in this eye-opening book. Each of the three sections focuses on one of the foundations of processed food: salt, sugar, and fat.
The reason I chose this book is twofold. I loved the cover, and I was looking for an audio book that was available on MyMediaMall since I wanted to start a new one. I was pleasantly surprised, the book was really, really good.