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Booktalking The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley

A woman's discoveries while volunteering in a prison book club.Read More ›

Booktalking "If I Was Your Girl" by Meredith Russo

Andrew Hardy awakens in a hospital bed in the aftermath of his suicide attempt. If being a boy caused him to want to die, perhaps there is a different reality in store for him. Read More ›

SIBL's April 2016 Financial Planning Day in Retrospect

Recap of the classes offered on job hunting, Social Security, asset allocation, and wills at the last event. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Road to You" by Alecia Whitaker

Bird Barrett is the latest country music sensation. She lives and breathes words mingled with acoustics.Read More ›

Booktalking "How To Make Your Money Last" by Jane Bryant Quinn

Transitioning towards retirement can be a surprisingly difficult process. It can be inspiring and exhilarating to imagine all of the possibilities that life offers to you, but it can be strange and disconcerting to take on a new life and new activities.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Seven-Day Weekend" by Ricardo Semler

Semco is a Brazilian company that breaks all of the rules.Read More ›

Booktalking "Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco" by Judith Robbins Rose

The race to survive and save her mama dominates Jacinta's young life.Read More ›

Booktalking "Backlash" by Sarah Darer Littman

Next door neighbors Bree and Lara used to be BFFs... until about a year ago. Read More ›

Booktalking "Gold Medal Summer" by Donna Freitas

Joey Jordan is in love with gymnastics. The sport is her hope, her soul and her life. Read More ›

Booktalking "Leadership BS" by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Managing emotional expression may be the key to social mobility and attaining higher-paying careers. Leaders are not always modest because they must display confidence.Read More ›

Booktalking "Every You, Every Me" by David Levithan

Evan cannot escape Ariel's memory: the way she smiled, the moments that they shared together, what she meant to him. Could he have done more? Read More ›

Teen Author Festival 2016: Authors in Conversation

Teen Author Festival NYC is a week-long event that occurs in March of every year. It was great to see so many authors together engaged in a discussion about their craft.Read More ›

Booktalking "My Story, My Dance" by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The boy loved karate, but he saw other people prancing through the air, and he informed his mother that he wanted to try another art form. Read More ›

Booktalking "Making Jack Falcone" by Joaquin "Jack" Garcia

If you want a safer job, go work in a library. These are the sentiments of undercover FBI agent, Joaquin "Jack" Garcia.Read More ›

Booktalking "City Street Beat" by Nancy Viau

Everything is happening in the city. Move with the flow. Kids can play jump rope, skip cracks on the sidewalk, ride on the train or in a carriage around Central Park. Read More ›

Booktalking "Zoe Letting Go" by Nora Price

Zoe cannot understand why her mother is signing her off to the staff at Twin Birch. Spending her summer as a patient in a psychiatric treatment facility is definitely not her idea of a good time. Read More ›

Booktalking "Law & Disorder" by John E. Douglas

Douglas pioneered the psychological profiling unit of the FBI, known as the Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Word Collector" by Sonja Wimmer

Words fed Luna's soul like food nourishes bodies. Life was wonderful when she played with her letters.Read More ›

Booktalking "Can You See Me Now?" by Estela Bernal

Amanda writes letters to her dead father. She tells him about her dreams and aspirations. She informs him of her challenges. Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Michael Arndt on February 6, 2016

Michael Arndt is a graphic designer and also the author of Cat Says Meow. He gave a Power Point presentation about how people process information and how it relates to children's picture books.Read More ›
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