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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jun 12

Book Notes 6/12/2023

Posted to Book Notes on June 12, 2023 at 9:49 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg join their Scandinavian fiddle forces together in the Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo: Lynx Lynx!  Join us on Monday, June 19 @ 7:00 pm!

Still Life with Bones  by Alexa Hagerty

Genocide, forensics, and what remains // An anthropologist working with forensic teams and victims' families to investigate crimes against humanity in Latin America explores what science can tell us about the lives of the dead in this haunting account of grief, the power of ritual, and a quest for justice.


Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

As the Yaga siblings embark with Thistlefoot on a final cross-country tour of their family's traveling theater show, the Longshadow Man follows in relentless pursuit, seeding destruction in his wake. Ultimately, time, magic, and legacy must collide - erupting in a powerful conflagration to determine who gets to remember the past and craft a new future.

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We Were Once a Family by Roxanna Asgarian

A story of love, death, and child removal in America // We follow the author as she runs up against the intransigence of a state agency that removes tens of thousands of kids from homes each year in the name of child welfare, while often failing to consider alternatives. Her reporting uncovers persistent racial biases and corruption as children of color are separated from birth parents without proper cause.

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Warrior Girl Unearthed by Ruchira Gupta

With the rising number of missing Indigenous women, her family's involvement in a murder investigation, and grave robbers profiting off her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry takes matters into her own hands to solve the mystery and reclaim her people's inheritance.

Young Adult BOULLEY

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Apr 10

Book Notes 4/10/2023

Posted to Book Notes on April 10, 2023 at 11:03 AM by Genesis Gaule

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All ages join us Sunday, April 16 @ 1pm for Coloring Club--Grab a crayon, some colored pencils or markers, sit down and color with us!

The Bill of Obligations by Richard Haass

The Ten Habits of Good Citizens // Through an expert blend of civics, history, and political analysis, this book illuminates how Americans can rediscover and recover the attitudes and behaviors that have contributed so much to this country's success over the centuries.

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Hopeland by Ian McDonald

A time-traveling, futuristic saga of a family trying to outlast and remake a universe with a power unlike any we've seen before.

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Cobalt Red by Siddharth Kara

How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives // An unflinching investigation reveals the human rights abuses behind the Congo's cobalt mining operation-and the moral implications that affect us all. This is the searing, first-ever exposé of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Congolese people themselves.

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When You Wish Upon a Lantern  by Gloria Chao

A romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people's wishes, but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts' desires -- each other.

Young Adult CHAO

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