Monday, July 14, 2014

Update: Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Winners for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced recently, and you can check them out at the Richland College Library.

The awards are a joint effort from the ALA and the Carnegie Institute in New York.

Donna Tartt won for The Goldfinch in fiction.

Doris Kearns Goodwin won for The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism in the non-fiction category.

Kearns Goodwin is also the author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln and several political biographies. The 2012 movie Lincoln was based on Team of Rivals.

If you'd like to read a review of these books, you may click on the linked title above, then click on the book cover image in the description page. The library website offers this feature for most newer titles in the district.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Carnegie Medal book nominees at your library


 
Here are book cover images for the 2014 Carnegie Medal
The shortlisted books for the recently-established Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced, and you can check them all out at the Richland College Library.

The awards - one for fiction, one for nonfiction - will be announced at this month's American Library Association conference. They are a joint effort from the ALA and the Carnegie Institute in New York.

In fiction:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat (also available as an ebook)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

In nonfiction:
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (also available as an ebook)
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes

All but On Paper were also listed in The New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013.

If you'd like to read a review of any of these books, you may click on the linked title above, then click on the book cover image in the description page. The library website offers this feature for most newer titles in the district.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou remembered

Photo from the Poetry Foundation website.
Prolific writer and poet Maya Angelou died early today at the age of 86.

She may best be known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical book whose title was taken from Paul Laurence Dunbar's poetry. She was also known as a civil-rights worker, dancer, actor, producer, and professor.

Angelou's full obituary can be found at The New York Times. The Poetry Foundation website has an extensive biography and bibliography.

Is there an article about Angelou that you would like to access but aren't sure how? Please email us at richlandlibrary@dcccd.edu.

Those wishing to read Maya Angelou's poetry or autobiographies have several choices from the Richland College Library.
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Current DCCCD faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and administrators are able to check out books.

Everyone must show a valid photo I.D. to check out books. Questions? Please ask at the circulation desk.