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Author Talk: "Before the Fires" by Mark Naison and Bob Gumbs

On February 18, 2016, the Bronx Library Center invited Bob Gumbs to discuss his book about Bronx history. Read More ›

Booktalking " All We Have Left" by Wendy Mills

All We Have Left is a fictive contemplation on 9/11 and its effect on a family 15 years later.Read More ›

Booktalking "Killing It!" by Sheryl O'Loughlin

The author gives a unique, more personal look at the world of starting and running a business. She does a fantastic job of addressing the topic in a personable way.Read More ›

Booktalking "Courageous Women Rebels" by Joy Crysdale

The stories of these women and more fill the pages of this book: stories of strong women who fought for what they believed in, despite the prevailing views of the day. Read More ›

METRO Conference 2017 In Retrospect

On January 11, 2017, I was happy to attend the annual METRO conference for librarian professionals.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Bronx" by Lloyd Ultan

The Bronx: the Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough unearths the gems of the Bronx.Read More ›

Booktalking "Careers in Focus: Politics"

This book provides a fascinating look at all of the professions that are associated with politics and policy creation in local, state, and federal governments.Read More ›

Booktalking "George" by Alex Gino

George loves acting, but she feels a need to hide a part of herself that she fears people will not accept.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Spender's Guide To Debt-Free Living" by Anna Jones

In this book, Jones advocates re-thinking how we spend money in order to be more in control of our finances and be happier and more well-adjusted.Read More ›

Booktalking "Elena Kagan: A Biography" by Meg Greene

Elena Kagan was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama in 2010. Since then, she has written opinions that are known for their clarity. At present, she is one of three female Supreme Court justices.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Mayor's Life" by David Dinkins

A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic portrays the life of David Dinkins, New York's first African-American mayor.Read More ›

Booktalking "Ten Days a Madwoman" by Deborah Noyes

Think women are only capable of writing about fashion and other "feminine" pursuits? Think again.Read More ›

Booktalking "Success Is the Only Option" by John Calipari

This is a brilliant book about bringing out the best in extremely gifted people. Read More ›

Booktalking "Symptoms of Being Human" by Jeff Garvin

Both and neither. Boy or girl. Coming to terms. Riley struggles to make it in this world, forging a new life and a new way.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Bridge To Brilliance" by Nadia Lopez

The Bridge To Brilliance is an eye-opening look into the world of public schools in New York City, especially the economically disadvantaged ones.Read More ›

Timely Talks: Librarians Discuss Money & Power at Regional Symposium

The ACRL/NY 2016 Symposium focused on discussions of money and power among librarians. It was a terrific learning experience to collaborate with many colleagues in the NYC area, most of whom work in academic institutions. Read More ›

Booktalking "Women In Blue" by Cheryl Mullenbach

This is a terrific history of women in the workplace, as seen through a law enforcement lens. Read More ›

Booktalking "Just Kids From the Bronx" by Arlene Alda

The lives of influential people, illustrated in Just Kids From the Bronx, were nurtured in the northernmost borough of the largest city in the United States.Read More ›

Booktalking "Beyond Machiavelli: Policy Analysis Comes of Age" by Beryl Radin

The field of policy analysis was born in the 1970s, though the tradition of advising rulers has been around pretty much since the beginning of civilization, as the title suggests.Read More ›

Booktalking "Be a Changemaker" by Laurie Ann Thompson

tart changing the world by becoming a social entrepreneur. All you need is passion, drive, time, and commitment to your cause.Read More ›
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