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Calling all local authors!

June 28, 2018


Are you a Rockland resident who has published (including self-published) a book in the last four years? Then you may be eligible for the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) Book of the Year Award. Submissions for next year’s award are being accepted now through August 24, 2018. Congratulations to this year’s winner and recipient of the $1000 cash prize (generously donated by The Kurz Family Foundation), Palisades resident and author of The Quack’s Daughter: A True Story About the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, Greta Nettleton! Full submission guidelines and forms can be found here.


May 8, 2014

Tony Marx,  president of the New York Public Library, announced recently that plans to convert the Fifth Avenue branch into a lending library and move research materials to another location have been scrapped.  The $300 million project drew a great deal of criticism when it was announced last year. Architects, writers, researchers and others believed that the plan would “irreparably damage the building, aesthetically and functionally.”   Marx stated that the intent of the project was always to make the library an even better place for all users.

New plans now include renovating the aging Mid-Manhattan Branch and adding computer labs.  The Bloomberg administration had given the library 150 million to assist with its project.  Those funds are expected to remain available for future renovations.


“Dork Diaries” author at Books and Greetings

May 30, 2013

Rachel Renee Russell will be Books and Greetings Friday June 7th at 4pm. Her books are very popular in my school. I posted recently about the article about her in the New York Times in April/May.  She is African-American and the main character in her Dork books is white. She was a lawyer who turned to writing in her 40’s.  Wish I could go!

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