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Monday, March 26, 2018

Podcast alert: Merrick Library is on the air!

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is our brand new podcast 
for all things Merrick Library

All the latest and the greatest 
book recommendations, 
author interviews and more!

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Oh those pesky trolls...

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Ever wonder what a troll is? The first I time ever saw this ugly cave-dwelling being was in the children's book Three Billy Goats Gruff Yikes!




The next encounter was in Tolkien's The Hobbit .
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In the eighties and nineties their image transformed into cute collectible creatures, which then spurred a cartoon show for kids. 

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Sadly, there is a new unpleasant version of the troll. 
But our friends at TOR put together this nice list of books to give you some original back story. 
Enjoy! 




 








Thursday, March 8, 2018

Celebrate International Women's Day!

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ANNOUNCING THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLIST
The longlisted books are as follows:
H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward