Archive for the ‘award winners’ Category

Recent award winners

We want to make it easy  for you to find the best books, and with the winners just announced for two high-profile awards, this was a good opportunity to create a few lists. Each award below is linked to a list of the winners in our catalog, so you can check availability at a glance [...]

The Year’s Best Audiobooks

You know that audiobooks are convenient.  You can listen to a book on your commute, while gardening or exercising.  It makes books and reading more accessible in our busy lives.  But sometimes people listen to audiobooks just for the sheer enjoyment of hearing a great narrator bringing a book to life.   Devoted audiobook listeners [...]

To do list: Reflect on art

Start with Herb & Dorothy, an award-winning 2008 documentary, which “tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.” (from the DVD case) 

The Library welcomes musician and novelist Willy Vlautin

On Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 pm in the Main Meeting Room, Willy Vlautin will present a program that combines music and literature.  Vlautin will read from his Oregon Book Award-winning novel Lean on Pete as well as play songs which inspired the book.

Oregon book award nominees and winners at the library

Last fall the Library and Friends of the Library hosted Visions of Home: a Reading and Discussion with local authors  George Estreich, Marjorie Sandor, and Charles Goodrich.  It was a fabulous evening with a great discussion and a nice community turnout. Recently we found out that both Marjorie and George are 2012 Oregon Book Award [...]

2011 Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Novels

If you’re a fan of graphic novels, you may already know that the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry.

Cookbook of the year, 2011

The International Association of Culinary Professionals named Around My French Table by Dore Greenspan the Cookbook of the Year earlier this month.