In honor of Theodor Geisel's birthday, Watzek Library joins schools and libraries across the country in celebrating reading during the first week of March. The National Education Association (NEA) sponsors Read Across America, an annual event in support of children's literacy and encouraging the love of reading for all. Walk down memory lane by visiting the library's Children's Literature collection to look for books by Dr. Seuss and other favorite childhood authors, or check out a book to share with a child.
July 11 marks the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. Read or listen to NPR's Morning Edition feature on the golden anniversary and take a moment to share your memories of the novel.
David Shratter, Assistant Circulation Supervisor, recommends 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. "Bolaño astounds me. This novel, monumental in scale, can truly be seen as a monument to the hundreds of young women who have been murdered in a border town in Mexico.The murders are the central focus of the novel, and the author has found a way to bring a level of intimacy and respect to the victims who otherwise seem to be part of an invisible population of poor factory workers. Even though his subject is extremely disturbing Bolaño is remarkable in his ability to reveal the sublime quality that exists at life's source." --David Shratter, Assistant Circulation Supervisor
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