Category : Adults

“The 80/20 Manager” by Richard Koch

SUBMITTED BY ALEXANDRIA DUCKSWORTH The 80/20 Manager is an excellent guide for those who want to receive more by doing less. The 80/20 Principle is a productivity method of achieving great outcomes with little effort by accomplishing the most important projects first. This principle is also called the “Pareto Principle” after Italian economist and philosopher …

#1 Bestselling Author Harlan Coben to Visit on September 23

Gwinnett County Public Library welcomes back #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben for a book signing event at the Infinite Energy Center on September 23 at 6 pm. Coben’s latest thriller is Home. Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns. Drawing on his singular talent, Coben delivers …

#Hamilkids

Contributed by: Amy Billings, Youth Services The musical Hamilton has been a surprise and a delight to people who thought history had to be dull and boring. It’s also unique in that it has been a hit with fans of all ages. Here’s a list of titles curated by School Library Journal for the #Hamilkids, …

2016: The Year in Reading

Contributed By: Mark Woodard   2016 was many things: loud, turbulent, sad, exciting, bizarre, and unforgettable. The year in reading was pretty much the same and this is a good time to look back at a few of the bigger literary stories of the year. Library users and book buyers kept reading alive in 2016, …

5 Books to Read in December

Christmas is right around the corner and new years is slowly approaching. Here are 5 books that’ll get you through delayed flights and wintery nights.   The Winter Gerden by Kristin Hannah Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family …

5 Brain-Building Things to Do with an Infant

Contributed By: Amy Billings, Youth Services Research tells us that, beyond the basics, what babies need most is face-to-face interaction with other people, the intellectual stimulation of something new to see, and a ton of talk. But, let’s face it, parents of new babies are often short on time and sleep. How can we do …

5 LGBTQIA Books for Youth

The Booklist Reader published a list of 14 Essential LGBTQIA Books for Youth in celebration of Pride Month in June. Here are five titles from the list to check out in the catalog today. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin Kuklin’s book profiles six transgender teens in both their own words and the author’s …

5 Reasons to Read Outdoors This Summer

  1. Reading Outdoors is Therapeutic – Just a few minutes of being outdoors leads to measurable improvements in mood and self-esteem.                           2. Reading While Walking Is Healthy – Pick up a book and take a walk around the block. Walking has been proven to increase …

8 Things You Never Knew About GCPL

When many people think of the library, they think of books. Here are eight things you may not know about GCPL.  1. Learn about your ancestry. GCPL offers many genealogical resources available to our users including access to Ancestry.com (within library branches only) and HeritageQuest (in-house and remote access). Our print materials related to genealogy can …

A Beginner’s Guide to Graphic Novels

Recommended By: Tony Vicory Let’s just get this out of the way: graphic novels are comic books. Illustrated stories. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something. Probably comic books. The term “graphic novel” is basically a euphemism, used by the publishing industry (rather cynically) to combat the medium’s undeserved reputation as …