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The Nebula Awards are one of the best known and most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards. They annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. The awards are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers. The first Nebula Awards were...
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In May we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage. We are happy to introduce you to our large collection of books and movies talking about Asian identity, the complexities of immigration and what it means to belong. Enjoy the beloved classics or discover the new voices.
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The tradition of a day to celebrate mothers can be traced back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honour Rhea, the mother of the gods. Early Christians celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent as a Mother’s festival to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Today Mother’s Day is celebrated across...
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This time our Author of the Week is Bill Bryson. That’s what Chicago Tribune wrote about him. “Why are Bryson’s books so dazzlingly good? The simple answer: Bryson is funny … intelligent, witty, and sensitive to the absurd.” Have a great time reading Bill Bryson’s delightful books about travel, the English language, science, and much...
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It was Senator Gaylord Nelson who in the spring of 1970, created Earth Day as a way to bring the issue of protecting the environment into the national spotlight. In 1990, David Hayes, the first national coordinator, partnered with Nelson to expand Earth Day celebrations in more than 100 countries, turning it into a global...
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April is Autism Acceptance Month. Its goal is to spread awareness of Autism Spectrum disorder, promote acceptance, and ignite meaningful change to help people with autism to reach their full potential. Let’s read about autism to understand the signs, symptoms, and realities of autism and the ways to advocate for Autism community.
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The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, popularly called the Edgars, are the most prestigious awards in the mystery genre. They are presented each spring by the Mystery Writers of America and honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year. As you may know, mysteries and thrillers make up the second most popular genre of books...
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There must be a reason why Dual Timeline Stories have always been popular. What about them that is so attractive? The distinctive feature of Dual Timeline Stories is that they offer two (sometimes more) different but connected plots. Each story is distinct but all the plots are somehow connected. And the way the timelines connect...
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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the world on March 17, in honor of the missionary who helped spread Christianity through Ireland. The holiday originally was tied to religious ideals but now is also a symbol of Irish pride. Enjoy our collection of fiction, poetry and non-fiction written by Irish Book Award winners.
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Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship. The discovery of the wreck was announced Wednesday, March 9th in a statement by the search expedition, Endurance22. Read more about the exploits of Ernest Shackleton and his incredible leadership in rescuing all his crew, which included an 800-mile open-boat journey across the treacherous...
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