All book related posts

Nov. 8 Bookclub: A House in the Sky

Join our Second Saturday Bookclub on November 8 for a discussion of A House in the Sky : A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout.  New members always welcome!  Meetings take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room. “The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led […]


Staff Pick of the Week: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove is heartbreaking, uplifting, and completely, wonderfully about the highs and lows of life and old age.  Our staffer literally laughed out loud and cried several times reading this fast moving novel, and can’t recommend it enough.  This cranky and quirky old man will make you fall in […]


The Judi Dench Challenge

Dame Judi Dench learns a poem or new word every day to keep her mind active.   Neuroscience shows that reading stimulates the brain and creates empathy in readers.  We challenge you to take what we’re calling the Judi Dench Challenge: read a new poem or book this week and […]


Staff Pick of the Week, Spooky Edition: Joe Hill

This October, our Staff Picks of the Week are all about spooktacular horror. We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit. This week’s staff pick is anything by Joe Hill. Some recommendations of his work for […]


All Hallows Read! … Wait, what?

Have you heard of All Hallows Read?  Started by Neil Gaiman (author of The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Stardust, Neverwhere, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and many more), it is the new literary Halloween tradition to give someone a scary book.  We love this idea, but also think […]