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Children's Story Hour

Evanced Events RSS - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:59pm
When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Fraser Valley at Fraser Valley Urban Community Meeting Room

Story Hour is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 6 years (though, all ages are welcome). Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library! Please call 726-5689 for more information.

Longest Thou To Go On Summer Pilgrimage? Chaucer Hath Advice

NPR Books - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:03am

Our favorite medieval advice columnist returns, dispensing knowledge on everything from avoiding sunburn to glamping to road trip etiquette. And "slushy icye thinges," the best of all summer treats.

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Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants

NPR Books - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 3:09pm

Mia Alvar's new short story collection spans the globe — from Manila to New York to Manama, Bahrain — to offer a more complicated narrative of Filipino exiles, emigres and wanderers.

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This Weekend, 'Caminar' Navigates Horrors With Poetry

NPR Books - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 5:55am

In this installment of our Weekend Reads series, author Meg Medina selects Skila Brown's novel in poems Caminar, which follows a young boy who survives the slaughter of his village in Guatemala.

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'Project Fatherhood': In A Struggling Neighborhood, Dads Are Helping Dads

NPR Books - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 5:03am

A dedicated group of fathers in Los Angeles is working to help neighborhood dads do better by their children and their community.

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Words Made Flesh: Literature And The Language Of Prayer

NPR Books - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 5:03am

No American writer has been able to pin down the intersection of faith, prayer and art like Flannery O'Connor. Critic Juan Vidal reflects on her Prayer Journal, and the faith that words can live.

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After Years Of Blackouts, A Writer Remembers What She 'Drank To Forget'

NPR Books - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 3:40am

Sarah Hepola's memoir Blackout is filled with stories that are both funny and tragic — about how she'd drink to excess, and then try to piece it all together the following day.

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From Civilian To Spy: How An Average Guy Helped Bust A Russian Agent

NPR Books - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 3:29pm

You'd think spying on the Russians would require some training, but Naveed Jamali had none. "Probably some Magnum P.I. episodes and a few movies here and there," he says. "That was about it."

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In 'Not A Game,' The Story Of A Star Player And A Hard Fall

NPR Books - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:03am

Sportswriter Kent Babb talks about his new book Not A Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson.

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Summer Of Love: Meet Our Expert Panelists!

NPR Books - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 5:03am

While our intern plugs away at tallying the 18,000 nominations that came in for the summer reader romance poll, we thought we'd introduce you to the expert panelists who'll help shape the final list.

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Survival Is Insufficient: 'Station Eleven' Preserves Art After The Apocalypse

NPR Books - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 3:50am

In Emily St. John Mandel's novel, Station Eleven, a Shakespearean troupe clings to scraps of civilization after a deadly pandemic. Mandel and NPR's Scott Simon talk about art at the end of the world.

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ArtsBeat: James Salter in The Times and Elsewhere

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 8:25pm
Mr. Salter, the author of “A Sport and a Pastime,” “Light Years” and other books, died on Friday at 90.







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‘The Prime of Life,’ by Steven Mintz

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:02pm
Steven Mintz’s new book gives a full historical timeline of the defining features of adulthood.







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