This summer NPR's Science Friday Book Club is reading Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time.
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Sixty-nine year old Arthur Pepper has been grieving the loss of his wife for nearly a year. He follows a very strict daily routine, cutting himself off from friends and family with his most prominent social interaction being with his fern, Frederica. Then one day, as he is cleaning out his wife's clothes to take to the charity shop, he stumbles across a gold charm bracelet which he's never seen before. Arthur starts tracking the origins of the charms and heads down a path to a...
A group of down on their luck characters (a librarian, a teen, and a Wall Street high roller) provide unexpected support and friendship to each other during the summer of 2010 at a small town public library. This is the story in Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.
Retelling of several classic fairly tales with a SciFi twist.
Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke is a biography of "Elephant Bill" James Howard Williams and the hundreds of elephants he worked with in Burma in the first half of the last century.
Written by leading authorities in their given fields, each volume in Oxford University Press' What Everyone Needs to Know(tm) series offers a balanced and authoritative primer on complex current event issues and countries.
The U-M Shapiro Undergraduate Library (UGL) collection serves the course-related and extracurricular information needs of U-M undergraduate students. This collection encourages students to explore new ideas, gain research skills, and become lifelong learners. How can we tailor this small collection (approximately 175,000 volumes) to meet their current needs?
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