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  • Warren Buffett’s Skill for Success: Reading

    Charlie Munger praises this 1 trait of Warren Buffett’s—without it, ‘you won’t get very far in life’

    Without a doubt, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett are a match made in heaven. After working together for more than 40 years, the two legendary investors still hold plenty of respect and admiration for one another.

    As vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Munger says there’s one quality of Buffett’s that he holds in especially high esteem: His ability to be a lifelong “learning machine.”

  • Book of the Week: SPORT by Louise Fitzhugh

    Harriet the Spy’s best friend gets a stepmother, a million dollars, and his father’s attention.

  • The Importance of Books

    The confidence—and other benefits—that come from reading. Learn more in a Webinar by Francie Alexander for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).

  • Celebrating 200 Years of Walt Whitman at the Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress will celebrate the 200th anniversary of American poet and changemaker Walt Whitman’s birthday in spring 2019 with a series of exhibits, public programs and a digital crowdsourcing campaign to showcase the Library’s unparalleled collections of Whitman’s writings and artifacts.

  • Book of the Week: MOONWALK by Michael Jackson

    A harsh childhood; fame, friends and plastic surgery; the singer’s 1988 memoir.

  • National Library Week

    National Library Week (April 7 – 13) is a great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. Whether you check out the library in person or online, you’ll be contributing to your community. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Melinda Gates is the honorary chair of National Library Week. […]

  • Book of the Week: 100 YEARS, 100 STORIES by George Burns

    The actor celebrates his 100th year with vignettes–one for each year.

  • Movie of the Month: Out of Africa

    An aristocratic woman travels to Africa to join her husband, and discovers his infidelity. She finds love a second time, contracts syphilis from him, and the relationship wanes. Based on the journals of Isak Dinesen. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, and Klaus Maria Brandauer star; directed by Sydney Pollack.

  • Book of the Week: WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS by Wilson Rawls

    A young boy growing up in the Ozarks saves his money to purchase two puppies, and trains them to hunt raccoons.

  • April 2019 Book Recommendations

    Wilson Rawls’s WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS; a young boy growing up in the Ozarks saves his money to purchase two puppies, and trains them to hunt raccoons. George Burns’s 100 YEARS, 100 STORIES;  the actor celebrates his 100th year with vignettes–one for each year. Michael Jackson’s MOONWALK; a harsh childhood; fame, friends and plastic […]

  • Book of the Week: MADAME CURIE: A BIOGRAPHY by Eve Curie

    A daughter of the Nobel Prize winning scientists, Marie and Pierre Curie, tells her parents’ story; winner of a 1937 Pulitzer.

  • Patriotic Picks: March 2019

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.                   My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. […]