April is National Poetry Month!

It’s National Poetry Month!  It’s time to enjoy your favorite poets or find some new ones like Jalal al-Din Rumi, Billy Collins, e.e. cummings, an anthology of poets, or one of the many other famous and not-so-famous poets we have in the collection.  Don’t like poetry?  Not a problem.  Try […]


Shortlist Announced for Andrew Carnegie Medals

The shortlist for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals has been announced!  Have you read the books?  Let us know what you think!  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, one of the fiction shortlist selections, is one of our staff picks.  Also on the fiction shortlist are: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie […]


Staff pick of the week: “S.” Just in time for April Fool’s

S. also known as Ship of Theseus is a book within a book… or in truth, three books in one.  If that sounds like a lot, it is, but it’s worth the read.  It’s also perfect for April Fool’s Day with it’s very unusual triplicate story-line and  miscellaneous notes stuck […]


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. […]

Staff Pick of the Week: The Can’t Cook Book

  The staff recommends The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.  Simple, easy to follow recipes and directions with lots of photos to show you how what you’re cooking is supposed to look, Seinfeld breaks cooking down into manageable proportions.  Her lemon ricotta pancake recipe is […]