Category Archives: Reviews & Book Lists

Hot Summer Reads

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 […]

Locked Room Mysteries

  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 […]

Celebrate Mystery Month at the Library

  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 […]

New Fiction for April

Take a look at the titles hitting our shelves this month:   General Fiction Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg This Magnificent Desolation by Thomas O’Malley   Mystery The Famous and the Dead by T. Jefferson Parker The Other Child by Charlotte Link The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes […]

New Fiction for March

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. […]

Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

Working on a school project for Black History Month, interested in your family’s story, or just want to know more about the celebration? Here is a sample of resources available through the library and beyond. Family History (in library use only) Heritage Quest (with your library card and PIN) Images Associated Press Images (with your […]

Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

  “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 […]

Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

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 […]

Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

This week, we highlight children’s books…  Ellen’s Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons – Picture Book Ellen has always kept the broom from her parents’ wedding during slavery days on their cabin wall. Now that she’s getting married, she proudly takes it with her to the ceremony. Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by […]

New Nonfiction

Change Your Life   Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova The Virgin Diet by J.J. Virgin Read A Memoir   My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor My Share of the Task: A Memoir by Stanley McChrystal The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman Write Your Own   […]