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2016 Reading Roundup

Of the non-fiction books I read in 2016, here are a few stand-outs: Your Brain at Work by David Rock Insight Out by Tina Seelig The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky (there’s a free 3-week online course based on the

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Books to Read Before They Are Movies

These movies based on books will be in theaters in 2017. Read the books before they hit the big screen! Check out movie trailers at the Internet Movie Database: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (6 January 2017, Rated PG)

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2016 Screen and Page

I’ve devoted this year to reading books that have been adapted into movies, and then watching the movies. It’s been an interesting year! This is a great way to run a book group, because there are lots of resources to

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Reading Record Punch Card

How can libraries create excitement about coming into the library to check out books or other items on a regular basis? I’m thinking a monthly drawing with really neat (but not too expensive) book related prizes. When patrons check out

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Insight Out by Tina Seelig (Book Review)

The book “Insight Out” by Tina Seelig describes a framework for getting ideas out of your head and into the world called the Invention Cycle. https://medium.com/@tseelig/inventure-cycle-e89579b328da#.u09ptpfm6 Imagination: Engage & Envision to identify passions Be curious: explore and engage in experiences that may lead

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A Keep It Super Simple Book Discussion

I love movies, I love books, and I really love discussing an outstanding movie based on a terrific book. I couldn’t find a discussion group, so I started the Screen and Page at Goodreads and Facebook. If you love discussing movies based

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What the Brain Wants

Emily and Paul are just trying to get some work done. But they don’t do it very well until they learn to understand their brains. Author David Rock uses their stories to illustrate how the brain works in the fascinating book “Your Brain

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