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Jul 31

Book Notes 7/31/2023

Posted to Book Notes on July 31, 2023 at 10:58 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Are you smarter than a Librarian? Come find out on Wednesday, August 9 @ 3:30 pm. Stop in for a fast-paced round of trivia where it'll be you versus.... the librarians!

The Things We Make

the unknown history of invention from cathedrals to soda cans 
by Bill Hammack PH. D

Call Number: 620 HAMMACK

This book is a treasure trove of knowledge for curious minds, history enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the world around them. Delve into the unknown history of innovation and embark on a thought-provoking adventure, uncovering the surprising origins of inventions that have shaped our modern existence.

Olga Dies Dreaming

by Xochitl Gonzalez

Call Number: GONZALEZ

Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, this is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife, and the very notion of the American dream?all while asking what it really means to weather a storm.


the extraordinary stress of ordinary life in an unjust society
by Arline T. Geronimus

Call Number: 362.1089 GERONIMUS

In this book, based on more than 30 years of research, Dr. Arline T. Geronimus argues that health and aging have more to do with how society treats us than how well we take care of ourselves. She explains what happens to human bodies as they attempt to withstand and overcome the challenges and insults that society leverages at them, and details how this process ravages their health. And she proposes solutions.


by Julio Anta and Jacoby Salcedo

Call Number: Young Adult Graphic Novel ANTA

Mateo makes the dangerous journey back home to the United States through the Sonoran Desert with the help of a new friend, a ghost named Guillermo in a supernatural borderland odyssey by debut graphic novelists Julio Anta and Jacoby Salcedo.

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Jul 03

Book Notes 7/3/2023

Posted to Book Notes on July 3, 2023 at 10:17 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Join us Tuesday, July 11 at 6pm for Art in the Park: Screen-printing with Heather from Lucy Girl! Meet at the Big Shelter in Sherlock Park. All supplies are provided.

The People's Hospital by Ricardo Nuila

Hope and peril in American medicine // Here, we follow the lives of five uninsured Houstonians as their struggle for survival leads them to a hospital that prioritizes people over profit. As readers follow the moving twists and turns in each patient’s story, it’s impossible to deny that our system is broken—and that Ben Taub’s innovative model, where patient care is more important than insurance payments, could help light the path forward.

362.11 NUILA

Havenby Ceril N. Domace

Owen Williams wakes after a horrific car accident to find his wife is dead—and somehow turned into a gryphon—and his kids gone after a home invasion turned horribly wrong. Shattered and reeling, he vows to do whatever it takes to find them. With enemies on the horizon, Owen needs to set aside his fears and take up arms to defend their new home alongside the people he’s always been taught were monsters—or he’ll lose everyone he’s trying to protect.

Fantasy DOMACE Fae v.1

Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond

Desmond builds a startlingly original and ambitious case for ending poverty. He calls on us all to become poverty abolitionists, engaged in a politics of collective belonging to usher in a new age of shared prosperity and, at last, true freedom.

362.50973 DESMOND 2023

The Grimoire of Grave Fates by Hester Fox

This book follows Galileo Academy’s best and brightest young magicians as they race to discover the truth behind Professor of Magical History Septimius Dropwort's mysterious death. Each one of them is confident that only they have the skills needed to unravel the web of secrets hidden within Galileo's halls. But they're about to discover that even for straight-A students, magic doesn't always play by the rules.

Young Adult ALKAF

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Jun 19

Book Notes 6/12/2023

Posted to Book Notes on June 19, 2023 at 4:18 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Our June Book Club pick is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...

A Stranger in Your Own City by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Travels in the Middle East's long war // This is the tale of a people who once lived under the rule of a megalomaniacal leader who shaped the state in his own image; a people who watched a foreign army invade, topple that leader, demolish the state, and then invent a new country; who experienced the horror of having their home fragmented into a hundred different cities.

MH 956.70443 ABDUL-AHAD

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco

When product goes missing at their Washington Territory outpost, Alma Rosales is tasked with tracking the thief and recovering the drugs. In disguise as the scrappy dockworker Jack Camp, this should be easy—once she muscles her way into the local organization, wins the trust of the magnetic local boss and his boys, discovers the turncoat, and keeps them all from uncovering her secrets. All this, while sending coded dispatches to the circling Pinkerton agents to keep them from closing in.


Flight Paths by Roxanna Asgarian

How a passionate and quirky group of pioneering scientists solved the mystery of bird migration // This is the never-before-told story of how a group of migration-obsessed scientists in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries engaged nearly every branch of science to understand bird migration—from where and when they take off to their flight paths and behaviors, their destinations and the challenges they encounter getting there.

598.1568 HEISMAN

Kill the Farm Boy by Ruchira Gupta

In the land of Pell, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed.

Fantasy DAWSON // Also in e-audio

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