Staff Picks

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

The date: April 14, 1865. Washington D.C. was still celebrating the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox the week before. Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet were developing plans for reconstruction when his second term ended at the hands of John Wilkes Booth and his derringer pistol. The rest, as they say, is history.  

'Eleanor & Park'

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013

Eleanor & Park book coverI want to eat this book like Eleanor wants to eat Park's face!

That sounds crazy, I know. Don't get worried. No cannibalism takes place in this book. But, I devoured it. Read it in a few days. Laughed aloud and cried.

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Shakespeare Saved My LifeWhen my colleague and I first saw this book, we were both really interested in reading it. But it was on hold for someone else so we were just going to have to wait!

Job Searching Help Guide

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
Knock Em Dead 2013 edition coverAre you currently looking for a new job or changing careers?  Are you newly graduated from college or graduate school?

The popular Knock 'em Dead by Martin Yate is an annually updated job searching guidebook. This book includes topics such as writing your resume, online networking, job search tactics, how to answer tough questions in an interview, negotiating job offers and handling rejections.

Finally, someone mashed up a graphic novel and a cookbook!

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

RelishI'm a sucker for a good graphic memoir - cartoonists using the narrative tools of comics to explore their personal experiences. I've read books in this genre about topics ranging from the Iranian Revolution to a gay person coming out of the closet to the history of Students for a Democratic Society, but I was surprised to discover Lucy Knisley's new book Relish, which combines stories from her childhood with recipes.

How Perception, Emotion and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Published on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gifts of the Crow book coverDon't be insulted if they call you a bird-brain -- it means you're pretty smart! The stories of what these birds can figure out will amaze you.

Published on Saturday, May 25, 2013

bookcoverThe Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey is hot off the presses!

Seven Easy Reader Baseball Stories for Your Child to Read to You

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

bookcoverA young boy has been kidnapped by the Boogeyman. Watch and read as his faithful dog and toys must travel into the closet to save him. Follow along in the Stuff of Legend, a graphic novel by Mike Raicht as these fearless toys become the real stuff of legend.

Staff Recommendation

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

CinderCinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is also a cyborg with a mysterious past. As a cyborg, she is considered a second-class citizen. She is hated by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. She lives in New Beijing, where humans and androids co-habit. A deadly plague is ravaging the population. The lunar people who caused the plague are watching and waiting to invade Earth. No one knows that Earth’s fate lies in one girl. She does not even know it….

Pages