Monday, August 26, 2013

[News and Notes] August 26, 2013

Let's play catch up with a few news items:

Winners of the 2013 Thriller Awards were announced at ThrillerFest in July. Among the full list of winners The 500 by Matthew Quirk won "Best First Novel" and  Anne Rice won the "2013 Thrillermaster Award." Excerpts from the winners' novels were gathered as  Free Samples of the 2013 Thriller Award Winners at Galleycat

Barbara Mertz (b. 1927), better known by her pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, died on August 8, 2013 at the age of 85. She was Author of the Amelia Peabody series and a past recipient of the Anthony Award, the Edgar Award, and a lifetime achievement award from The Mystery Writers of America.

Thousands of Americans gathered this past weekend to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and FreedomThis peaceful gathering at the Lincoln Memorial originally took place August 28, 1963, highlighted by the delivery of of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Browse our catalog for books about the March On Washington and its notable organizers, A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin.

A little Library Love from the Internet:

"So a world without libraries would be a dump. People won’t find as much information. People’s education will decline. A world without libraries? Well the world will be upside down!”    --From "What Would a World Without Libraries Look Like? Kids Have Their Say" at BookRiot


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