Staff Picks

Book Review: The 4-Hour Chef

Have you been looking for that perfect cookbook that covers everything from kale chips to field dressing a deer to olive oil gummy bears? Look no further -- that book has finally been published!

Teen Book Review: 'Midnight City'

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Check Out the Lunar Chronicles

Looking for some teen-aged cyborg love and satisfaction? Look no further! 

'Goliath' by Tom Gauld

There is something wholly upsetting about hearing the villain's side of the story. I learned recently that the Joker from the Batman comics was driven to madness by an event in his life that was so jolting -- so shattering that he genuinely forgot what the event was.

Spotlight on Series

Humphrey!

Curl up, get cozy, and read!Summer According to HumphreyBy Betty G. BirneyJUV J BIRNEYWhen summer arrives, Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, is surprised and pleased to learn that he will be going to Camp Happy Hollow.

Kids' Book of the Week

'The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever' by Brenda Ferber and Tedd Arnold

Leon has got a crush on Zoey. But his Valentine's Day card has other ideas about meaning of the day of love.

Spotlight on Series

Children of the Crow Cove

Curl up, get cozy, and read!The Crow-GirlBy Bodil BredsdorffJUV J BREDSDORFFAfter the death of her grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the cove and begins a journey that leads her to people and experiences that exemplify the wisdom her grandmother had shared with her. 155 pages.

Spotlight on Series

Melvin Beederman Superhero

Curl up, get cozy, and read!The Curse of the Bologna SandwichBy Greg TrineJUV J TRINEBook One in the Melvin Beederman Superhero series. After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles, where he unexpectedly teams up with Candace Brinkwater, school play actress, to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.

Your Next Great Book!

Join us Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Looking for your next great book?Librarians at the Tenley-Friendship Library will present some of their favorite books on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room.

February Goodreads Book Review

'Moneyball'

Michael Lewis’ Moneyball could easily have turned into a chronicle of statistics and behind-the-scenes tedium, but Lewis manages to create a wonderful blend of stats, action, and character analysis such that the book reads like a thriller, rather than a book about the business of baseball. Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland A’s 2002 baseball season from the point of view of the General Manager, Billy Beane, and the front office staff.Throughout the novel, you find yourself rooting not so much for the Oakland A’s, but for the system employed by Billy Beane and his staff to build the team. Lewis compares the A’s versus Yankees story to that of the Biblical “David and Goliath” throughout the book, and he would be hard pressed to find a more apt comparison; he also brings you into the mentality of an “us versus them” dynamic, and you will have a hard time resisting the urge to root for the little guy.

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