Browsing Date: March 2008 (12)

For his 2003 novel, I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company , Brian Hall won acclaim for the way he used the intimate voice of fiction to capture the half-hidden personal stories of the Lewis… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 31, 2008   

According to the New York Times , "A series of announcements from publishers across the globe in the last few weeks suggests that the long migration to the Internet has picked up pace, and… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 28, 2008   

The Pennsylvania Primary is nearly upon us. On April 22, 2008, Pennsylvania voters in the Democratic Primary may help determine the party’s nominee for President. To further prepare for… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 26, 2008   

LibraryThing isn't the only social-networking website aimed at booklovers. There's also  Goodreads , Shelfari , aNobii , and BookJetty , among others. "Think of it as Facebook or MySpace… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 24, 2008   

The Print and Picture Collection's annual Robert F. Looney Memorial Event is coming up on Saturday , March 29 , at the Central Library. This year’s program features a discussion on the State… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 19, 2008    1

According to their official website, Google has "teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you" Google Sky , a new tool offering "an… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 17, 2008    1

Don't get it? "For fans of numerical information or the history of mathematical discoveries," writes poetry blogger Edward Byrne , "March 14 represents a day of celebration. Since… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 14, 2008    2

“Before the comics were beset by the prolonged crackdown that is described [in David Hajdu’s The Ten-Cent Plague ], they were created in a spirit best summarized by Mickey Spillane,… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 12, 2008   

If you’re a tech-savvy grammar enthusiast, you’re probably already familiar with Mignon Fogarty (aka “Grammar Girl”) and her weekly podcast, Quick and Dirty Tips for Better… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 10, 2008   

It was recently revealed that Love and Consequences , an acclaimed memoir of gang life in Los Angeles, ostensibly written by Margaret B. Jones--a woman of mixed Caucasian and Native American… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 7, 2008   

How did Daniel Handler end up on the cover of someone else's novel ? According to the New York Times books blog, "When it came time for Grove Press to design a cover for the United States… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 5, 2008   

March 4 is National Grammar Day , according to the  Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). Why March 4? According to the SPOGG website, "It's not only a date, it's an… continue reading

By Communications Office   March 4, 2008   

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