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Nov 20

Book Notes 11/20/2023

Posted to Book Notes on November 20, 2023 at 10:25 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Our November Book Club pick is The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, November 28 at 6 pm to discuss.

The Teachers

A year inside America's most vulnerable, important profession
by Alexandra Robbins

Call Number: 371.100973 ROBBINS

Alexandra Robbins goes behind the scenes to tell the true, sometimes shocking, always inspirational stories of three teachers as they navigate a year in the classroom.

12 Months to Live

by James Patterson and Mike Lupica

Call Number: Mystery PATTERSON Jane Smith v.1

Tough-as-nails criminal defense attorney Jane Smith is hip-deep in the murder trial of the century. Actually, her charmless client might’ve committed several murders. She’s also fallen in love with a wonderful guy. And an equally wonderful dog, a mutt. But Jane doesn’t have much time. She’s just received a terminal diagnosis giving her twelve months. Unless she’s murdered before her expiration date.

The Wager

A tale of shipwreck, mutiny, and murder
by David Grann

Call Number: 910.9164 GRANN // also in CD audio

On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell. But then ... six months later, another, even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. This boat contained just three castaways, and they told a very different story.

Tooth and Claw

by Kurt Busiek

Call Number: Graphic Novel BUSIEK Autumnlands v.1

When a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary hero back from the forgotten past to save their dying world, they get a hero unlike anything they expected, and trigger a crisis none of them may survive.

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!

Apr 17

Book Notes 4/17/2023

Posted to Book Notes on April 17, 2023 at 10:02 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Drop off your stuffed animal Friday, April 21 before 5 pm for our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Have them spend the night at the library; then pick them up on Saturday morning to see what mischief they got into overnight! 

Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein

What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater // In this lively, funny memoir, Peggy Orenstein sets out to make a sweater from scratch--shearing, spinning, dyeing wool--and in the process discovers how we find our deepest selves through craft. Orenstein spins a yarn that will appeal to everyone.


Daughters of the New Year by E.M. Tran

Moving backwards in time, E. M. Tran takes us into the high school classrooms of New Orleans, to Saigon beauty pageants, to twentieth century rubber plantations, traversing a century as the Trung sisters are both estranged and united by the ghosts of their tumultuous history.

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Outsmart Your Brain by Daniel T. Willingham

Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy // This book is grounded in scientific findings but devoted to practical advice which make a difference to student test scores and grades. Giving readers peek under the hood at their own brains will help them understand which learning strategies work and why.


The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz

This book will take readers on a journey spanning thousands of years and exploring the triumphs, strife, and hope that find us wherever we make our home.

Science Fiction NEWITZ

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!