The Galesburg Public Library is collecting shelf-safe materials to fill the Blessing Box located near Broad & Simmons Streets. What is a Blessing Box? Similar to the Little Free Library movement, it is a free and open location to donate goods for others to pick up anonymously.
From the publisher: Corbin College, not-quite-upstate New York, winter 1959-1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian – but not an historian of the Jews – is coopted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exiled Israeli scholar specializing in the Spanish Inquisition. When Benzion Netanyahu shows up for an interview, family unexpectedly in tow, Blum plays the reluctant host, to guests who proceed to lay waste to his American complacencies. Mixing fiction with non-fiction, the campus novel with the lecture, The Netanyahus is a wildly inventive, genre-bending comedy of blending, identity, and politics.
Winter at Galesburg Public Library brings cozy books, all the holiday DVDs you can carry, and the Children’s Department’s annual gingerbread house decorating extravaganza. Each December, the upstairs meeting room is transformed into a sugary studio where families gather to create works of gingerbread art.
From the publisher: In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s ingenious fourth literary whodunit, Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation—and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne.
The work days of different library staff vary department by department. Jane is our Assistant Director and Reference Supervisor, and is sure to have a busy schedule every day. Take a peak into one of Jane’s typical days:
I hardly need to add my voice to the slew of recommendations of White Noise by Don DeLillo and Women Talking by Miriam Toews. They are two of my favorite novels. Both books have received rousing praise since their publications for literary ingenuity and heart, with White Noise becoming a classic since its 1985 release and Women Talking, released in 2019, sure to become a classic in time. It’s no surprise that filmmakers have set their ambitions on turning these iconic narratives into movies. Film adaptations of both novels have release dates set for December and are premiering at film festivals throughout the coming months.