Staff Pick of the Week: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches is the first in a trilogy by Deborah Harkness.  The trilogy is now complete with July’s publishing of The Book of Life, and the series is so consistently great that really, we think you should read all three. These books are a fantastic combination of fantasy, historical fiction, […]


Staff Pick of the Week: “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is this week’s staff pick, chosen by one of our superb Children’s Librarians! “In this appealing novel set in 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move from Santa Monica to Alcatraz Island where his father gets a job as an electrician […]


Staff pick of the week: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

In The Sparrow, it’s 2019, and “humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes […]


Happy Easter! And some staff picks

To those of you celebrating the holiday, Happy Easter! We hope you have a safe and wonderful day. If you’ll be stuck in the car on the way to Aunt Sally’s, don’t forget to bring something to keep you and your family entertained for the ride, like one of our […]


The end of National Reading Month, but the beginning of an Awesome April

It’s the end of National Reading Month… but don’t stop reading!  Even if you don’t know what to read, come try a Staff Pick title, located at the Circulation and Reference desks and in the YA room on the display.  Many of these are also available as ebooks for loan. […]