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Sep 11

Book Notes 9/11/2023

Posted to Book Notes on September 11, 2023 at 12:06 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Come to the library Tuesday, October 3 @ 6:00 pm to visit with Marcie Rendon, author of Murder on the Red River!

Who Cares

by Emily Kenway

Call Number: 362.14 KENWAY

In this book, Kenway brings the caregiving crisis into the light. Blending expert research with insights from her own experience, Kenway shows us that building a world that cares for its caregivers requires us to fundamentally reimagine the role of care in our society, bringing it from the margins to the center of our collective life.

Gryphon in Light

by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon

Call Number: Fantasy LACKEY Valdemar: Kelvren v.1

On the border between Valdemar and the deadly Pelagirs Forest, the gryphon hero Kelvren returns from a near-fatal self-sacrifice that won him the approval of Valdemar's ground troops, but caused a diplomatic crisis. Frustrated by his lack of a hero's welcome, Kelvren is talked into helping with an expedition by his old friend, Firesong. Just getting the multicultural fleet underway is a challenge, but what awaits them is a situation none of them could expect. // A novel of Valdemar

You Have to Be Prepared to Die Before You Can Begin to Live

by Paul Kix

Call Number: 323.0975 KIX

It's one of the iconic photographs of American history: A Black teenager, a policeman and his lunging German Shepherd. Birmingham, Alabama, May of 1963. In May of 2020, as reporter Paul Kix stared at a different photo-that of a Minneapolis police officer suffocating George Floyd-he kept returning to the other photo taken half a century earlier, haunted by its echoes. What, Kix wondered, was the full legacy of the Birmingham photo and the campaign it stemmed from? In this book, Kix takes the reader behind the scenes as he tells the story of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s pivotal 10-week campaign in 1963 to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Legacies

by Jessica Goodman

Call Number: Young Adult GOODMAN

Scoring an invitation for membership to the exclusive Legacy Club in New York City is more than an honor. It gives you a lifetime of access to power and wealth beyond any prep school doors and guaranteed safety and security as Legacy Club members always look out for their own. That is, after you make it through a rigorous week of events and the extravagant gala, the Legacy Ball. Everyone expects a night of luxury and excess. No one expects their secrets to come out. Or for someone to die trying to keep them hidden.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

Aug 28

Book Notes 8/28/2023

Posted to Book Notes on August 28, 2023 at 11:28 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Come and create beautiful bookmarks using pressed flowers! All ages are welcome to join us on Tuesday, September 5 @ 6:30 pm.


by Patricia Smith

Call Number: 811.6 SMITH

Over the course of two decades, award-winning poet Patricia Smith has amassed a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographs of Black men, women, and children who, in these pages, regard us from the staggering distance of time.

Stranger in a Strange Land

by Robert A. Heinlein

Call Number: Science Fiction HEINLEIN

Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Sky above Kharkiv

by Serhiy Zhadan

Call Number: MH 940.5 ZHADAN

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Serhiy Zhadan took to social media to coordinate a network of resistance workers and send messages of courage to his fellow Ukrainians. What began as a local organizing effort exploded onto the international stage as readers around the globe looked to Zhadan as a key eyewitness documenting Russian atrocities.

Legends & Lattes

by Travis Baldree

Call Number: Fantasy BALDREE Legends v.1

After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success — not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is. If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won't be able to go it alone.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

Aug 14

Book Notes 8/14/2023

Posted to Book Notes on August 14, 2023 at 2:32 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Our August Book Club pick is Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, August 29 at 6 pm to discuss.

The Rediscovery of America

Native peoples and the unmaking of U.S. history
by Ned Blackhawk

Call Number: 970.00497 BLACKHAWK 2023

Blackhawk’s retelling of U.S. history acknowledges the enduring power, agency, and survival of Indigenous peoples, yielding a truer account of the United States and revealing anew the varied meanings of America.

Silver Nitrate

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


Montserrat’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she’s been in love with him since childhood. Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives—even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse...but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.

A Fever in the Heartland

The Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America, and the woman who stopped them
by Timothy Egan

Call Number: 322.4209 EGAN 2023

This book marries a propulsive drama to a powerful and page-turning reckoning with one of the darkest threads in American history.

The Curator

by Owen King

Call Number: Fantasy KING

Dora, a former domestic servant at the university has a secret desire—to understand the mystery of her brother's death, believing that the answer lies within The Museum of Psykical Research, where he worked when Dora was a child. With the city amidst a revolutionary upheaval, where citizens like Robert Barnes, her lover and a student radical, are now in positions of authority, Dora contrives to gain the curatorship of the half-forgotten museum only to find it all but burnt to the ground, with the neighboring museums oddly untouched.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!