March 2013

What’s New · Skype Visit with Nancy Pearl

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The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.“ Nancy Pearl is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” and is well-known among book-lovers for her lifelong passion for reading. Since the release of her bestselling Book Lust in 2003, Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next. Readers just can’t seem to get enough of her recommendations.

Having worked as a librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle, Pearl’s knowledge of and love for books is unmatched. In 1998, she developed the program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,” which spread across the country, including to Cincinnati, where On the Same Page was modeled after her idea of a community-wide book club.

Please join us at the Main Library on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. for a Skype visit with Nancy Pearl. During the visit, Nancy plans to discuss some of her favorite memoirs.

Online Resources for Readers

Our collection of databases includes online resources to help readers find great books!

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus covers both fiction and nonfiction and offers lots of helpful features, including:

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  • Plot summaries
  • Book reviews
  • Series information
  • Descriptions of the writing style and story type
  • Book discussion guides
  • Feature articles about favorite authors
  • Booklists

Books & Authors

The Books & Authors database also includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, with an emphasis on bestsellers, award winners, and books recommended by librarians or other experts. It also offers:

  • Plot summaries
  • Character, genre, setting, and series information
  • Links to professional book reviews
  • Recommended read-a-likes chosen by Books & Authors’ editors
  • Ratings and reviews posted by other readers
  • Author biographies

More Reading Recommendations

If you need more reading recommendations, call or stop by your local library and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you!