Staff Picks

Published on Sunday, July 28, 2013

bookcoverApocalypse Suite, volume one of Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba is a must-read for graphic novel lovers.

How the World's Longest-Lived People Achieve Everlasting Health

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Okinawa Program book coverI first read The Okinawa Program some years ago, and it permanently changed my eating habits for the better. When I looked into it recently, I was pleased to discover that it is still circulating well at the library, still being sold and highly recommended on Amazon, and still one of the most readable books on aging well.

Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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The Ruining 
by Anna Collomore
 
Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family.

Exploring Civil War Era D.C.

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

Guide to Civil War Washington coverWhat was it like to live or visit D.C. during the Civil War?

In this newly published book, A Guide to Civil War Washington, D.C., local author Lucinda P. Janke provides a well-written and interesting hometown history of the nation's capitol during the Civil War era.

Published on Saturday, July 20, 2013

Book CoverWhen I first saw this book, my mouth began to water. Bacon seems to be the new food trend as you see it in everything from chocolate to cocktails. Why? Because everyone, even some vegetarians that I know, loves bacon. The book begins with buying and basic cooking techniques. Making sure that you get proper bang for your bacon buck, it also talks about uses for the bacon grease--popcorn popped in bacon fat, anyone? 

Published on Friday, July 19, 2013

pete the cat The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Come on, Pete!"
The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Hop on board!"

If you love Pete the Cat as much as we do, then, boy do we have good news for you! Everyone’s favorite frisky feline is back and he has a driver’s license! (Wow, drivers beware!)

No. 1 New York Times-bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete the Cat groovier than ever in this cool adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus." Fans of Pete the cat will enjoy singing along with Pete in this rendition of a classic favorite children’s song.

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

bookcoverIt's a graphic novel so disgusting that you won't be able to put it down. The main character, Detective Chu, literally takes bites out of crime whether they're fresh or fetid and decomposing. Tony is a cibopath, meaning that he gets psychic information from the food he eats. If he eats an apple, he learns about how the apple grew, and if he eats a hot dog, he feels something much different.

An Author Visit at the Mt. Pleasant Library

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the popular Lunch Lady series, will visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Saturday July 13 at 3 p.m. This program is in partnership with Politics and Prose.

Here are ten more books written and illustrated by Jarrett Krosoczka for your reading pleasure.

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013

bookcoverStorm, by Brigid Kemmerer is the first novel in the Elemental Series.

At the beginning of this book, Becca rescues Chris from a group of bullies in the high school parking lot but he didn't really need her help. Chris and his three brothers are pure Elementals and they control water, earth, fire and air.

Follow along as Becca and the four will have to use all their resources in order to save the town from other Elementals that are up to no good.

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

bookcoverMorning Glories by Nick Spencer is as crazy as it is intense.

A little unbelievable at times but full of action and drama, this story features a group of six teens all with the same birthday that get accepted into an exclusive prep school. It's called the Morning Glory Academy. At this school the teachers do whatever it takes to raise a new breed of super humans and what they do is weird, freaky, and often horrifying.

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