Category Archives: Reviews & Book Lists
Librarians from across the country have chosen their top titles for October. You can read their reviews on the LibraryReads website, then click on any of the covers below to place a hold.
Have you heard about LibraryReads? Librarians across the country have nominated the books they are most excited about for September– you can read their reviews on the LibraryReads website. Click on any book cover below to place a hold and be sure to watch this space for next month’s list.
Heading out for a walk in this gorgeous weather? Take the library with you! You can check out a book on CD or download a digital audiobook and listen to it while you’re enjoying the summer sun or taking your next road trip. Here are a few suggestions from our resident audiobook expert: [...]
What will you be reading on the beach this summer? Stop by your local library and pick up one of these great summer titles, hand-picked by one of our librarians. The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Blau Last Summer of You and Me by Ann Brashares Last Summer by Holly Chamberlin Beach Week by [...]
Our Mystery Month celebration continues with Locked Room Mysteries. This sub-genre was popular in the Golden Age of mysteries (1920s & 1930s). Simply defined, it is “any crime committed in such a way that it seems impossible to determine how it was done.” As Sherlock Holmes said, “The game is afoot.” Can you figure [...]
Cozy Mystery– /’kōzē ‘mist(ə)rē/ (noun) Cozy mysteries are considered “gentle” books… no graphic violence, no profanity, and no explicit sex. Most often, the crime takes place “off stage” and death is usually very quick. Prolonged torture is not a staple in cozy mysteries! The victim is usually a character who had terrible vices or [...]
Looking for something to help you while away these rainy days? Take a look at the new fiction titles hitting library shelves this month. General Fiction Benediction by Kent Haruf The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore Middle C : A Novel by William H. Gass Mysteries Breaking Point by C.J. [...]
“Poetry is life distilled.” -Gwendolyn Brooks Read about life distilled in poems from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement and more: The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 Funk Lore: New Poems 1984-1995 by Amiri Baraka The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks On the Bus With Rosa Parks: Poems by Rita Dove The Collected [...]
Grab some popcorn and spend a few hours with these African-American actors and actresses who have been nominated for Academy Awards. Angela Bassett, nominated 1993, Best Actress for What’s Love Got to Do WIth It? Halle Berry, won 2001, Best Actress for Monster’s Ball; first African-American actress to win in this category Viola Davis, nominated 2011, Best Actress for The Help; 2007 [...]