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By Brandi Glaspie | Dec 16, 2013

Hello, library patrons! My name is Brandi and I am the new library assistant at the Washington Public Library. Many of you may not have had a chance to meet me yet because I work mainly in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. However, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the evening-comers and am being quickly acquainted with the regulars!

If you have a moment in your evenings, stop in and meet me! I would be more than happy to help you find some books, magazines, DVDs, or CDs to keep you occupied during these cold winter days!

While I may not be as knowledgeable as all the librarians working during the day, I will constantly try to be comparable to those magnificent ladies and do my best to satisfy all your library needs!

The following new materials are available.

Adult Fiction

The Darlings by Cristina Alger, The Night Gwen Stacy Died by Sarah Bruni, Innocence by Dean Koontz, Mama's Child by Joan Steinau Lester, Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman, Skyward by Mary Alice Monroe, Sabrina's Man by Gilbert Morris, Hunted by Karen Robards

Large Print Fiction

Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger, The Long Hitch by Michael Zimmer

Adult Nonfiction

Zealot by Reza Aslan, The Complete Stenciling Handbook by Sandra Buckingham, In the Heart of Life by Kathy Eldon, Just For Fun by Robert W. Ikard, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig, The Book of Sushi by Kinjio Omae, Old Man River by Paul Schneider, Top of the Morning by Brian Stelter, Countdown by Alan Weisman


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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Dec 19, 2013 21:09

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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Dec 19, 2013 20:43

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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Dec 18, 2013 12:05

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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Dec 16, 2013 19:37

A very different book, but one with the same goal of getting at reality, despite society's prevailing fog of rhetoric, is "Choosing the Right College." For both students and their parents, this book can be enormously valuable. It is by far the best college guide, for both its honesty and its insights.

Unlike other college guides, "Choosing the Right College" is judgmental. For example, it says that Boston College has a "Terrific political science department" and its graduates in "finance have a fast track to jobs in big Boston firms" but "Education and sociology departments are mediocre hotbeds of radical activism."

That kind of information not only helps when deciding which college to attend, it also helps in choosing which courses to seek out and which to avoid after you have enrolled. Too many colleges have a narrow and intolerant politicized atmosphere, with professors giving low grades to students who do not go along with the leftist vision.

Barnard College is described as having "doctrinaire leftism" that "pervades every nook and cranny of campus." But MIT is credited with a politically "diverse or neutral" environment where the students "are too busy for activism."

Unlike most other colleges, Hillsdale College still has "single-sex dorms, with firm visitation rules" and a "very extensive well-taught core curriculum." It also has "almost unanimous political conservatism" that may not be for everyone. Nor is its isolated location "in a very cold part of the country."

In short, the 900-plus pages of "Choosing the Right College" lay out in plain English the pluses and minuses of colleges and universities across the country, calling a spade a spade. They report, you decide what is right for you.

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