Staff Picks

Get 'Stuffed'!

The first book I picked up as a new Library Associate, a few short weeks ago, was Stuffed by Eric Walters. A petite piece of literature with only 14 short chapters, I would have never guessed that this Young Adult material was heavy enough to hold down my attention.

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'The Bone Season' by Samantha Shannon

Being clairvoyant means hiding your gifts well and or living in the shadows of society, because if Scion catches you, it could mean your life.

Food: A Postcard from the Past

David's Favorite Food Books

Last night I read this passage from To Eat by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd:

National Picture Book Month

Happy October! Celebrate the Second Annual National Picture Book Month with some of these fantastic picture books/graphic novels. Don’t worry, even if you’re an adult, you’re allowed to read them! If you’re at all a fan of empowering books with fantastic illustrations, please check out some of the titles below!

Mystery Series

Library Associate Melissa Norr Suggests Some Mystery Series for Adults

As a child, I read the Boxcar Children’s mystery series and then graduated to Nancy Drew and the

'Why We Broke Up' by Daniel Handler

Do you remember your first love? The good times, the feeling that nothing could go wrong? Do you remember its fragility and the fear it may all fall to pieces? Most importantly, do you remember what happened when it ended?

'The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon' by David Almond

Young Paul from the basement apartment has just let a strange idea fall out of his mouth. He thinks the moon might be a great big hole in the sky and not a moon at all.

'Relish: My Life in the Kitchen' by Lucy Knisley

Growing up is exciting, but sometimes cooking can be an even greater adventure.Lucy Knisley tenderly recounts her childhood and college years as the child of a chef and a foodie, a life filled with food and spices. Also included are some of her favorite recipes, presented in comic-book form as full-page instructional drawings.

'Looking at Lincoln' by Maira Kalman

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was over seven feet tall when he wore his famous hat? Did you know he decided to become a lawyer after being kicked in the head by a horse?

'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

In the summer of 1945, President Truman was tired of war. The European war had ended in May, but the Japanese were still holding on in the Pacific. The Japanese had been losing the war, but did not want to accept the American conditions for surrender. The result was that Japan was starving, but still fighting. The decision to use the atomic bomb on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 was one filled with contention, and left the world irrevocably changed.

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