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Ring in the New Year with some of these great holiday books!  You can find them at your local library:
This installment: a standup comedian’s memoir about adoption from China; a new mystery by C.J. Box; Satanic Verses on CD and much worth it; a fascinating hot new DVD about a hitherto obscure...
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the beloved South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, died on December 5 at the age of 95.  After spending 27 years in prison, he was released and...
This installment: a difficult, rewarding novel; a lively one about Orthodox Jews; another difficult, rewarding novel (!); charming essays by a favorite Bosnian-American writer; Typhoid Mary brought...
Nunca es tarde para celebrar la vida y logros de Nelson Mandela. Hazlo aprendiendo algo nuevo cada dia. Empieza por nuestro catálogo.  
  This installment: a fine old DVD and novels about: deathbed truths; communion with a favorite author; the slippery nature of public relations; a father absconding with his kid; a...
Painting by Tara Spring
 Visit the Fairfax Library this December to see a colorful exhibition of landscapes, portraits and still lifes by Fairfax resident Tara Spring. Her whimsical acrylic works on canvas will...
Best Books 2013
The Library Journal recently published its Best Books 2013: Top Ten.  At the same time it released its Best Books 2013: More of the Best.  If you’re looking for some good books to...
This installment: stories set in the Northwest; a memoir rooted in Alaska; three sisters at odds; a magical Gaiman tale; a very Jewish novel; and one that straddles Ghana and the States. ...
This installment:  an assistant to a difficult Parisian photographer gets in over her head; a father takes off spontaneously with baby in tow (uh oh); new novellas by Jim Harrison; woes of the...