Two of the biggest Broadway sensations – ‘Dear Evan Hanson’ (Nov. 2016) and ‘Be More Chill’ (March 2019) – are now available at our Library. If you’ve seen the musical, you will want to read the book – and if you read the book, you’ll run to see the musical!
‘Dear Evan Hanson’ is penned by original playwrights Benj Pasek and Justin Pau, who transfer their Tony Award winning musical about the emotional ups and downs in families, high school and relationships into this new ‘must-read’ novel.
Ned Vizzini is the writer behind ‘Be More Chill’, which follows the high school days of self-described ‘dork’ Jeremy Heere who swallows “the squip” one day, which transforms Jeremy ‘from geek to the coolest guy in class’. The novel (written in 2004) has become a an off-Broadway musical sensation, and transfers to Broadway in March 2019. Sure to be a Tony winner in 2019!
Dear Evan Hanson
Be More Chill
Has this chilly Autumn weather put you in the mood to do some hearty cooking and delicious baking ? Have we got the books for you! The #1 best seller “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!” by Food Network’s Bree Drummond is filled with tempting recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinners. For desserts, check out Kate McDermott’s “Art of the Pie” to bake the most delicious Apple and Pumpkin pies this weekend (and many more…like Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie). These and other great cookbooks are available in our collection, or order your favorites via Inter-Library Loan.
“ART of the PIE” “The Pioneer Woman Cooks”
This month of October, why not stop by the Library and pick up some spooky or suspenseful books to send chills down your spine? We have books by best-selling author Stephen King to scare you, and best sellers by James Patterson to keep you in suspense. Stop by our DVD collection and pick up a few scary movies, as well!
September 15 – October 15 of each year is known as Hispanic Heritage Month. The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is celebrating with books, of course, come check them out. And don’t forget, you can celebrate Hispanic and Latino/a Heritage every day of the year with a great book.
“Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.”
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Latinx Studies – University of Texas Press Titles
The Literary Canon is Mostly White: Here is an Alternative Latin American Reading List
To our students, staff and faculty we extend a warm welcome to the library, and the new school year ahead! We are ready to help you with your research, find items to borrow, answer any questions, and most importantly, help get you started on your own successful path this year. You can visit, call, text, or IM at any time and we will be happy to help and to guide you.
Labor Day weekend is around the corner, so make the most of what’s left of the Lazy Days of Summer. Stop by the library and pick up some leisure reading books to enjoy on the beach, by the pool, or a weekend excursion. Check out the top Best Sellers for the Summer: Crazy Rich Asians, Summer Wives, The President Is Missing, Russian Roulette, Luckiest Girl Alive, Educated: A Memoir, The Silent Wife, and so many more!
The Plot Against America is one of the most talked-about books this summer, and keeps appearing on everyone’s recommended ‘summer reading’ list. It was actually released in 2004, yet reads as though it was written this year. The Plot Against America was Philip Roth’s entry into the genre of historical fiction, and it asks “what if ‘Lucky Lindy’ unseated the popular FDR in the 1940 election?” This page-turner was composed as if it were an autobiography, written by the adult Philip Roth about the child Philip Roth and his family, who each (father, mother, brother, cousin, and aunt) play an important character, presented in loving detail throughout his novel. This book is highly recommended !