Staff Picks

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.

Kids' Book of the Week

'Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice' by Phillip M. Hoose

Chances are you know the heroic actions of Rosa Parks, but do you know about Claudette Colvin?

Book Review: 'Shattered'

When I picked up Shattered by Kia Dupree, I braced myself for what I was about to digest on a mental and emotional level

A Good Read for Teens

'Secret Saturdays'

Secret Saturdays is a great read for teens struggling with issues surrounding friendship and trust. The main character, Sean, has been acting out, telling lies and getting into trouble at school.

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The Knights' Tales

Curl up, get cozy, and read!The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the GreatBy Gerald MorrisJUV J MORRISBook One of the Knights’ Tales shares stories of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.

'Start: How to Get Your Business Underway'

Start: How to Get Your Business Underway by Kevin Duncan explains the complexities of running a business in a clear and simple approach.

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