Staff Picks

Groundbreaking Reads: 'TransAtlantic'

Colum McCann's latest novel, TransAtlantic, is the story of journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, from North America to Ireland, spanning 150 years.

'What's The Deal?' by Rhoda Blumberg

What's the Deal? opens with a “cast of characters,” identifying the movers and shakers in the Louisiana Territory’s 120-year history with balance and clarity. Rhoda Blumberg presents the complex history of fluid political alliances and the ever-present threat of war -- explaining political motivations as well as political acts -- to give readers a sense of why the territory was important and how it was eventually acquired.

Teen Beach Reads

Going to the beach? We have some great books to read while you enjoy the blue waves and relax in the sand.Come to the library and we will be happy to discuss more in detail of all the great beach reads we offer just for teens!

Great Summer Reads

Beach Bag Worthy

Try these reads as you head to the beach.

Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan

Bad news: School starts in little more than a month. Good news: That means there’s still plenty of time for summer reading.  And if think you’re going to have it difficult with your classes come the fall, you have nothing on Will.

'Umbrella Academy' - Volume One

Apocalypse Suite, volume one of Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and

Book Review: 'The Okinawa Program'

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

I first read The Okinawa Program some years ago, and it permanently changed my eating habits for the better.

A Guide to Civil War Washington

Exploring Civil War Era D.C.

What was it like to live or visit D.C. during the Civil War?

Book Review: 'Bacon Nation'

When 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? 

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