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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Today is Celebrate Teen Literature Day, and what better way to celebrate than by rounding up our own favorite YA titles? From classics like "To Kill a Mockingbird" to more recent titles like "Stargirl," here are 8 reasons to head to your local library today and get yourself a library card (if you don’t already have one).

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

“Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It,” by Harriet Brown. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 274 pages. $25.99.

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:23 AM

“The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.” By Masha Gessen. Penguin Random House, New York, 2015. 274 pages. $27.95.

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 9:13 AM

“The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating with 700 Foolproof Recipes” By the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen. Published by America’s Test Kitchen, Brookline, Mass., 2015. Paperback. Pricing varies.

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:07 AM

“Little Black Lies,” by Sandra Block. Grand Central Publishing, New York and Boston, 2015. 352 pages. $15 paperback.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:55 PM

“My Sunshine Away” By M.O. Walsh. Amy Einhorn Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2015. 320 pages. $26.95.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 4:14 PM

While some eager viewers are champing at the bit (or ball gag, as the case may be) for this weekend’s big-screen release of “50 Shades of Grey,” we’re more in the mood for levity than the lash. If the raunch of this year’s must-see Valentine’s Day...

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 2:37 PM

“Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again,” by Tess Gerritsen. Ballantine Books, New York, 2014. 330 pages. $27.

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 7:06 PM

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is partnering with Rolla Books and Toys to host a book drive benefitting the Rolla Parents as Teachers (PAT) program.

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM

While many dread the cold and the hassle that comes with the long winter months, Martha Dinsdale is proud to confess that she loves it; so much so that she has written a new children's book all about it.

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a successful, charismatic and tough gangster, but he was neither a visionary who founded the Las Vegas Strip nor a pathological killer, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Larry Gragg...

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