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Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in January and February of 2015

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in January and February of 2015

2015 January prepubDownload or view January Fiction 2015 and January Non-Fiction 2015. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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Fireside Reads

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

fireplaceCome join us for this annual January book review fun! Librarians Beth Goldman and Margot Sullivan will each review 12 or so titles of an eclectic mix. One never knows, maybe a good mystery, fiction, cookbook, biography, or art book? Coffee, goodies, laughter, and good old sharing “book talk.” What more could one ask? No registration necessary. This Norwood tradition is funded by the Friends of the Library.

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This Year’s Books Make Great Gifts – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the December 11, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Librarians really aren’t against purchasing books. In fact, most librarians have one thing in common – a love of their own collections of books. Becoming a librarian customarily involves working among thousands and thousands of books, all at our fingertips. Owning one of your own, however, makes it even more special.

I adore giving books as gifts. However, I ponder carefully about it, though, because I want to make certain that the book will be treasured. I stay away from fiction unless it’s a classic or for a child because fiction seems so fleeting. I want the recipient of my book to go back to it again and again.

Cookbooks make fabulous gifts and some delicious titles were published this year. Gabrielle Hamilton wrote her memoir, “Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef” in 2012. Trained as a writer (she received her MFA) but drawn to serving and cooking food most of her life, Hamilton opened her NY City restaurant, Prune, in 1999. Fifteen years later, she has written the cookbook by the same name. “Prune” is a journey through the recipes of yummy, unfussy, relaxed food that she has served in her 30-seat restaurant. Although Hamilton sensed that her cookbook should be about the food and not her profound philosophies (don’t forget, she already wrote the memoir), she includes annotations and brief commentary along the way. The book is very popular in the Minuteman Library System and copies are repeatedly checked-out in most libraries. It’s a perfect book to add to your favorite cook’s bookshelf. (more…)

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Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in December 2014 and in January and February of 2015

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in December 2014 and in January and February of 2015

2014 December FictionDownload or view December Fiction 2014 and December Non-Fiction 2014. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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