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  1. There’s an enormous red book on my desk. Everyone who visits my cubicle mentions it.


    July 22, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The first half of the book is in German script, on glossy paper, with lots of pictures. The second half is an English translation. You can click here to see…

  2. What have Meryl an’ Tom an’ James Merrill in common?


    July 2, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    That’s a poem, see? What have Meryl an’ Tom an’ James Merrill in common? It’s also the worst title I’ve ever invented for a blog post, but I was afraid…

  3. Read Around Central: Moliѐre


    June 25, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Librarian Sherry Utterback continues her journey around the authors whose names are engraved at Central Library. Her fourth stop is with the playwright Moliѐre. Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Moliѐre (January 15, 1622-…

  4. To Gateway and Beyond


    June 18, 2015 by Reader's Connection

        Those Heechee were such rascals. They haven’t been seen in the universe for–well, they haven’t ever been seen by humans–but thousands of years ago, they implanted a bunch…

  5. Let’s look at pictures of invisible cities.


    June 15, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Explorer Marco Polo tells Emperor Kublai Khan about the many cities of Khan’s empire. Every city’s name is the name of a woman, though some names (Phyllis, Irene) are more…