Feb 12

Book Notes 2/12/2024

Posted on February 12, 2024 at 10:26 AM by Genesis Gaule

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All ages are welcome to join us on Tuesday, February 20 @ 6 pm for Playdough Party! We'll have all kinds of playdough and playdough tools. Fun for the whole family!

White House by the Sea

by Kate Storey

Call Number: BIO - Collective - - STOREY

Drawing from a wealth of conversations with family members, friends, neighbors, household and security staff, Storey delivers a rich and textured account of the Kennedys’ lives in their summer refuge. From the 1920s, when Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy rented then bought a home known as The Malcolm Cottage, to today, when many Kennedys have purchased their own homes surrounding what’s now called The Big House, this book delivers many surprising revelations across the decades, including what matriarch Rose considered the family’s greatest tragedy, the rivalrous relationship between brothers Jack and Joe, details about Jackie’s life at the compound, and previously unknown glimpses into JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s loving and ill-fated relationship.

Death in the Dark Woods

by Annelise Ryan

Call Number: Mystery RYAN Monster v.2

Recently, there have been numerous sightings of a Bigfoot-type creature in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest area of Bayfield County, Wisconsin. After a man is found dead from a vicious throat injury in the forest, the conservation warden asks Morgan to investigate. When Morgan and her dog, Newt, go there to investigate, they uncover a trail of lies, deception, and murder. It seems a mysterious creature is indeed living in the forest, and Morgan might be its next target.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners

by Lama Lhanang Rinpoche and Mordy Levine

Call Number: 294.3423 RINPOCHE // Also in e-audio

This book helps readers cultivate courage and embrace the unknown?not just in the final days, but every day.

The Getaway List

by Emma Lord

Call Number: Young Adult Lord

Riley isn’t sure what to expect from Tom, who has been distant since his famous mom’s scriptwriting career pulled him away. But when Riley arrives in the city, their reconnection is as effortless as it was when they were young?except with one, unexpected complication that will pull Riley’s feelings in a direction she didn’t know they could take. As she, Tom, and their newfound friends work their way through the delightfully chaotic items on The Getaway List, Riley learns that sometimes the biggest adventure is not one you take, but one you feel in your heart.

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Feb 05

Book Notes 2/5/2024

Posted on February 5, 2024 at 10:11 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Come and enjoy our new Seed Library! Stop in get free seeds for your garden--no library card needed--and take advantage of this free resource as the growing season begins.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Britain and the American dream
by Peter Moore

Call Number: 973.2 MOORE

Centered on the friendship between Benjamin Franklin and the British publisher William Strahan, and featuring figures including the cultural giant Samuel Johnson, the ground-breaking historian Catharine Macaulay, the firebrand politician John Wilkes, and revolutionary activist Thomas Paine, this book looks at the generation that preceded the Declaration in 1776.

The Wishing Bridge

by Viola Shipman

Call Number: Large Print SHIPMAN

Home for the holidays has typically meant a perfunctory twenty-four-hour visit for Henri, then back to Detroit as fast as her car will drive her. So turning up at the Wegner’s offices in early December raises some eyebrows: from her delighted, if puzzled, parents to her suspicious brother and curious childhood friends. But as Henri fields impatient texts from her boss while reconnecting with the magic of the store and warmth of her hometown, what sounded great in the boardroom begins to lose its luster in real life. She’s running out of time to pull the trigger on what could be the greatest success of her career…or the most awkward family holiday of her life.

Never Give Up

A prairie family's story
by Tom Brokaw

Call Number: BIO - - - BROKAW

Tom Brokaw is known as one of the most successful people in broadcast journalism. Throughout his legendary career, Brokaw has always asked what we can learn from world events and from our history. Within this book is one answer, a portrait of the resilience and respect for others at the heart of one American family’s story.

Defend the Dawn

by Brigid Kemmerer

Call Number: Young Adult KEMMERER Defy v.3

Tessa Cade has gone from masked outlaw to palace advisor, but even with her newfound power, she can't stop the sickness still raging. And the kingdom's supply of Moonflower elixir dwindles all the while. Prince Corrick is trying to find a new way to lead, but it isn't easy to repair the rift between the royals and the people--or the one growing between himself and Tessa. // Defy the Dawn v.3

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Jan 30

Book Notes 1/30/2024

Posted on January 30, 2024 at 9:29 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Our February Book Club pick is "An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good" by Helene Tursten. Check it out and then join us on February 27th at 6 pm to discuss.


The secret world of waste and the urgent search for a cleaner future
by Oliver Franklin-Wallis

Call Number: 363.728 FRANKLIN-WALLIS

With this mesmerizing, thought-provoking, and occasionally terrifying investigation, Oliver Franklin-Wallis tells a new story of humanity based on what we leave behind, and along the way, he shares a blueprint for building a healthier, more sustainable world—before we’re all buried in trash.

Holmes, Marple & Poe

by James Patterson and Brian Sitts

Call Number: Mystery PATTERSON

In New York City, three intriguing, smart, and stylish private investigators open Holmes, Marple & Poe Investigations. Who are these detectives with famous names and mysterious, untraceable pasts?


Public, private, secret
by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Call Number: BIO - - - ONASSIS

Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, family, and lovers over a thirty-year period?as well as previously unreleased material from the JFK Library?Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an unforgettable new portrait of a woman whose flaws and contradictions only serve to make her even more iconic.

Star Wars. The Mandalorian

adapted by Yusuke Osawa

Call Number: Young Adult Graphic Novel STAR WARS Mandalorian v.1

Years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, a solitary bounty hunter is given a simple mission. Find and return the Child to the Imperial Remnant, all that remains of the once all-powerful Empire. This mysterious orphan has a power that can possibly turn events in their favor, and acquisition of that power is paramount. Instead, the bounty hunter goes on the run with the Child to protect him from the forces that would do him harm. Here is the story of The Mandalorian, and his desperate quest to save the Child and himself.

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