Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Book Talk by Ron Hansen: She Loves Me Not

Celebrate National Library Week at Central Park Library on Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Redwood Room! Join acclaimed local author Ron Hansen, as he discusses writing and his new book, She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories. This collection of 12 new stories and 7 from his first collection, Nebraska, has been called “Extraordinary...the work of an accomplished craftsman and a superb storyteller” (New York Times). These rich stories cover a diverse range of topics, both past and present, exemplifying the human experience; they “are written with precision and depth” (Booklist).

Hansen, author of a number of popular books, currently is the Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, where he teaches writing and literature.

For more information about this free National Library Week author event, stop by the Reference Desk or call 1-408-615-2900.

posted by jb

Monday, April 8, 2013

Retool, Reinvent, & Reinvigorate Your Career in 2013!

Celebrate the start of National Library Week at Central Park Library! Spring into action with Dee McCrorey, author of Innovation in a Reinvented World: 10 Essential Elements to Succeed in the New World of Business (Wiley, 2011), as she highlights best practices and skills shared by the innovative leaders profiled in her book—from micropreneur to multinational executive. On Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the  Redwood Room, Dee will discuss these topics for succeeding in the new world of business:
• 5 things your career strategy must include in 2013
• Why “letting go” has become a powerful career game change
• What 40+ professionals can do in 7 days to stand out in a crowded field.
Dee will answer your questions following her talk.

For more information about this free National Library Week program, stop by the Reference Desk or call 1-408-615-2900.

posted by jb

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Poem for you! April is National Poetry Month ee cummings

may my heart always be open to little

birds who are the secrets of living

whatever they sing is better than to know

and if [we] should not hear them [we] are old

may my mind stroll about hungry

and fearless and thirsty and supple

and even if it's sunday may i be wrong

for whenever [we] are right [we] are not young

and may myself do nothing usefully

and love yourself so more than truly

there's never been quite such a fool who could fail

pulling all the sky over him with one smile

ee cummings

posted by mb