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The libraries will be closed for Lincoln's birthday on Friday, February 12, 2016 and for President's Day on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' Hits French Bestseller List After Paris Attacks

Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast has hit the French bestseller list a half century after its publication, all because of a French granny. A 77-year-old Paris woman who lives near the Bataclan concert hall gave a TV interview that went viral. In the interview, she calls on her countrymen to read Hemingway's novel of living it up in the "City of Light."

The Man And The Mistakes That 'Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

In his new book, Sam Phillips, music writer Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label. Guralnick says Phillips rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and individuality.

'Black Dragon River' Charts History Along The Amur

Dominic Ziegler's thrillingly thorough geo-history follows the Amur River from its origin on the Mongolian steppes, along the Trans-Siberian Railway and through centuries of Eurasian history.

Mastery And Mystery Mix It Up In 'Prado'

Javier Sierra's new The Master of the Prado follows a graduate student — also named Javier — who gets caught up in a web of arcane theories about the paintings in the famous Madrid museum.

Sooty 'Lungdon' Is A Breathlessly Exciting Finale

Edward Carey wraps up his Iremonger trilogy with a bang, as the mysterious family of the title marches on their alternate version of London; it's that rare third book that sticks the landing.

'We, Robots' Takes Scholarly, Satirical Aim At Science

Curtis White is no enemy of science, but his new book criticizes what he sees as today's overreliance on rigid thinking and social organization, and our unquestioning optimism about technology.

National Book Awards Handed Out In New York City

The winners announced Wednesday night included Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry and Neal Shusterman in young people's literature.

Adam Johnson, Ta-Nehisi Coates Win National Book Awards

The authors won the literary prize in the fiction and nonfiction categories, respectively. Also taking home awards were Robin Coste Lewis, for her debut poetry collection, and Neal Shusterman.

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