April 25, 2018

Archives for January 2018

News Briefs for January 2018

LYRASIS gets $90k from Mellon Foundation, Penn State Press and Eisenbrauns partner on ancient Near East and more, Library of Congress and WGBH preserve Watergate hearings, and more News in Brief from the January 1, 2018 issue of Library Journal.

Mary Beard and Helen Dunmore : Celebrating British Women Writers | Book Pulse

Poet Helen Dunmore wins the Costa Book of the Year award for her collection Inside the Wave and Mary Beard gets a glowing profile in The Guardian.

Book to Screen | Babylon Berlin

January 30 marks the streaming release of Netflix’s latest European import, Babylon Berlin. Based on the best-selling crime novels by Volker Kutscher, the 16-part, two-season series, directed by Tom Tykwer, is the most expensive German television series ever produced.

NEH Announces New Grants to Support Humanities Infrastructure

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced a new program to create and sustain the infrastructure underlying humanities initiatives in public libraries, archives, museums, colleges and universities, historic sites, scholarly associations, and other cultural institutions.

Pennie Picks Lincoln in the Bardo; the NYT on the New Zadie Smith | Book Pulse

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders gets even more attention as Costco’s influential book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, picks it as her book of the month. BuzzFeed focuses on Romance novels, looking at how the political climate is changing the genre.

Midwinter Galley Roundup

806  HarperCollins The Big Thrill: Anthony Horowitz’s The Word Is Murder (150 galleys), meta-mystery with a crusty detective being helped by an accomplished novelist named Anthony Horowitz; Peter Swanson’s All the Beautiful Lies (150 galleys), featuring a young man whose struggles after his father’s suicide are complicated by his flirtatious stepmother and an enigmatic stranger; […]

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Dark in Death by J.D. Robb leads holds this week while The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory picks up some buzz from librarians and Entertainment Weekly.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

New bestsellers arrive with City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child in fiction and It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America by David Cay Johnston in nonfiction landing the highest this week.

GonzoFest 2018 Literary Journalism Contest

CALL FOR ENTRIES: We’re celebrating the national expansion of the GonzoFest Literary Contest by inviting all public libraries, their independent authors, and writer communities to enter a single piece of literary nonfiction journalism in the tradition of the late Hunter S. Thompson.

Sterling Heights Incorporates Brain Training Software into Program for Seniors

Sterling Heights Public Library, MI, has been offering BrainHQ, an online suite of gamified brain training exercises available to libraries through Demco’s partnership with Posit Science, as a component of a yearlong community initiative called “Exercise Your Brain!”