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Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jun 18
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month with your next great read. From engaging novels to thought-provoking essays all the way to compelling memoirs, you will find the perfect book to celebrate Pride month. Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists  One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Find a copy in the catalog Find the ebook in eZone Find the audiobook in the eZone   For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, May 14
Everyone loves a good love story. From enemies to lovers to thrown-together romantic whirlwinds, these contemporary romances are sure to sweep you off your feet! Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists  Simmer Down by Sarah Smith Find a copy in the catalog Find the ebook in eZone    Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to...
Posted by BHanley on Mon, May 03
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, May 3. There were 8 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré I Cannot Tell...
Posted by BHanley on Thu, Apr 22
The Girl with the Louding Voice centers on Adunni, a 14-year-old girl born into poverty in rural Nigeria, who finds solace in one day being able to use her “louding voice” and speak up for herself and others. After her mother passes away, Adunni’s father sells her bride price to an older man with two wives. Adunni befriends Khadija, the second wife, who is currently pregnant. After Khadija’s untimely and unfortunate death, Adunni flees and finds a sickly woman who was a dear friend of...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Apr 19
Now that the weather is nicer and more cooperative, the outdoors has never been more inviting.   Would you like to learn how to grow vegetables but don’t know where to begin? Need nature activities for curious young minds? Interested in a new camping or glamping adventure? Heading out to a picnic but struggling to find the right dish? Looking for outdoor activities such as races and relays? Do you have someone in your life in a wheelchair, mobility chair or even a stroller that would like to...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Apr 12
It's no mystery why the mystery genre is so popular. Who doesn’t enjoy trying to piece together the trail of clues to solve the case before the story ends? A mystery with a great hook will never disappoint the reader, and if there is a twist, especially one that comes out of nowhere, we are usually delighted.  Take a look at this latest selection of new mysteries and challenge yourself to become an armchair sleuth. Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Apr 06
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, April 5. There were 7 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. A Burning by Megha Majumdar The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War by Catherine Grace Katz A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende Moby Dick by Herman Melville No One Is Talking...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Apr 02
Popular science is an interpretation of science intended for a general audience. While science journalism focuses on recent scientific developments, popular science is more broad-ranging. These titles can open your mind to new worlds and areas of interest that you may have never thought of before. Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists.   Bones: Inside & Out by Roy A. Meals Find a copy in the catalog   A lively,...
Posted by BHanley on Fri, Mar 12
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is an enjoyable, feel-good and ultimately rewarding story with an important focus on mental health, personal identity, and relationships. Living in her hometown, Nora Seed is depressed but doesn’t know or understand it. She sees her life as a string of personal and professional failures. She’s made choices that have led to regrets and they eat at her daily. Nora takes drastic measures and [trigger warning] attempts suicide. She wakes in a sort-of...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Mar 02
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, March 1. There were 10 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Conundrum by Jan Morris The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary Force of Nature by Jane Harper Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker The Midnight Library by...

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