Posts by Pamela J MacKintosh

December Shapiro Lobby Book Display

Best Books of 2018

Did the busy school year eat up all your time for leisure reading? No problem! The Shapiro Book Display will feature some of 2018's most popular reads, so you can still catch up on the books everyone's been talking about in the past year. Have a great winter break, and Happy New Year!

Mad Scenes and Exit Arias

Mad Scenes and Exit Arias cover

Heidi Waleson, opera critic for the Wall Street Journal, provides an in-depth history of the New York City Opera from its founding, through 70 years of ups and downs, and on to its declaration of bankruptcy in 2013 and the aftermath.

Books to Support National Novel Writing Month

It's every writer's favorite time of year, National Novel Writing Month! That means it's officially time to get cracking on that novel you've always wanted to write. This month, our Shapiro display features books about writing of various kinds, including novels, short stories, screenplays, and more! There's surely something here to help motivate you, or help you out if you get a bad case of writer's block. Good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo 2018!

Reader, Come Home

In Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World, Maryanne Wolf discusses the impact of reading digital content on the neural processing in the brain, deep reading, and empathy, among other topics.

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