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National Book Award Winners    

posted by: November 16, 2017 - 8:43am

Last night in New York City, four writers won the world’s most illustrious literary prize, the National Book Award. Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing won for fiction, marking the second award for this talented author. Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia won the award for nonfiction. The poetry award went to Frank Bidart's Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 and Robin Benway's Far from the Tree won for young people's literature. The ceremony was hosted by Cynthia Nixon and President Bill Clinton was a special presenter. 

 

In addition to a bronze medal and statue, each winner receives $10,000 along with the award, while each finalist gets $1,000 and a bronze medal of his or her own. The full list of finalists is here

 

Cover Art for Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Art for The Future Is History Cover Art for Half-Light Cover Art for Far from the Tree


 
 

Rap Music

posted by: November 14, 2017 - 7:00am

Cover Art for Stoney The library has been collecting rap music for many years  but now it’s easier to find. The next time you visit your branch, look for our new CD RAP collection! We have almost 700 titles for you to check out, including these new ones on the Billboard Top Rap Charts.

 

If you want to both read and listen, here’s a selection of rap biographies and more from our collection.


 
 

Debut Cookbooks

posted by: November 8, 2017 - 6:00am

Cover Art for Bakehouse Cover art for Dining In Cover art for The Fearless Baker

Zingerman’s Bakehouse by Amy Eberling
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Zingerman’s Bakery brings us 65 recipes. For the first time, bakers of all skill levels can try their hand at the bakery's famous Jewish rye and sour cream coffee cake. 

 

Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman
Roman, former editor at Bon Appétit who also has experience working in kitchens, shares her practical recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by a humorous story from Roman  the recipes are for everyone's cooking level, even the novice. 

 

The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro by Erin Jeanne McDowell 
In her debut cookbook, McDowell, a columnist for Food52.Com, tries to make baking less daunting. The recipes range from simple brownies to the more difficult croissants and homemade puff pastry. Recipes are clear and easy to follow, with levels of difficulty ranging from easy, medium or hard assigned to each one.


 
 

This month's BCPL's Reading Challenge is read a book that won a National Book Award. Here are some of our suggestions. Select any title to learn more or to request a copy. You can participate in BCPL's Reading Challenge on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #Bwellread to earn prizes at the end of each month!

 

 BCPL Reading Challenge 2017 In Partnership with WBALTV

Cover art for Age of Ambition Cover art for All the Pretty Horses Cover art for Behind the Beautiful Forevers  Cover art for Between the World and Me Cover art for The Color Purple Cover art for The Complete Stories Cover art for Faithful and Virtuous Night Cover art for Going After Cacciato Cover art for Gravity Rainbow Cover art for The Hemingses of Monticello Cover art for Invisible Man Cover art for Middle Passage Cover art for The Moviegoer Cover art for The Performance of Becoming Human Cover art for Salvage the Bones Cover art for The Shipping News Cover art for Sophie's Choice Cover art for Stamped from the Beginning Cover art for The Underground Railroad Cover art for The Unwinding Cover art for Voyages at the Sable Venus Cover art for Waiting Cover art for The Worst Hard Time Cover art for The Year of Magical Thinking


 
 

This month's BCPL's Reading Challenge is read a book that won a National Book Award. Here are some of our suggestions. Select any title to learn more or to request a copy. You can participate in BCPL's Reading Challenge with the help of a parent or guardian on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #Bwellread to earn prizes at the end of each month!

 

 BCPL Reading Challenge 2017 In Partnership with WBALTV

Cover art for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian Cover art for Brown Girl Dreaming Cover art for Challenger Deep Cover art for Claudette Colvin Cover art for Doctor De Soto Cover art for Goblin Secrets Cover art for The Great Gilly Hopkins Cover art for Holes Cover art for Homeless Bird Cover art for The House of the Scorpion Cover art for M.C. Higgins the GreatCover art for Mockingbird Cover art for The Penderwicks Cover art for Ramona and Her Mother Cover art for A Swiftly Tilting Planet Cover art for The Thing About Luck Cover art for True Believer Cover art for What I Saw and How I Lied Cover art for Miss Rumphius Cover art for Noah's Ark Cover art for Outside Over There


 
 

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