Staff Picks

Staff recommendation

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cover image for Ripley under groundNo other writer can write a gruesome story about a disturbing main character who commits terrible acts and still command sympathy from the reader. If you've seen the movie or read the prequel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, you will know what I mean. Tom Ripley is just trying to get ahead and have what all the rich, upper class have.

Book recommendation

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

buck book coverM.K. Asante’s memoir, Buck, tells the story of a young man who, despite his African-centered upbringing, is drawn to the allure of the streets. Coming of age in North Philadelphia with an incarcerated brother, an often absent professor/activist father and a stressed-out mother, Asante finds more peace out in the world then in his own home.

Black History Month

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Check out these 2014 African-American history titles for a wealth of historical and contemporary facts:

Cover image for The handy African American history answer bookThe Handy African American History Answer Book
by Jessie Carney Smith

Valentine's event + New and classic children's books for Valentine's Day

Published on Monday, February 3, 2014

Henry in Love book coverIt's Valentine's Day! Well, it will be soon. Here at Woodridge Interim Library’s Children’s Room, we're celebrating by making scratch-off Valentine's Day cards and lollipop bouquets for our friends and family the day before (Feb. 13) starting at 3 p.m.

But in the meanwhile, here are some new and classic Valentine's Day books that you can find at the library to help you start feelin’ the love.

Featuring "Henny Penny"

Published on Monday, February 3, 2014

"Henny Penny" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Fiction Choices for Children

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

February is Black History Month, but that doesn't mean we only need to celebrate nonfiction! Fiction can be a great mechanism to examine history and the legacy of the past, and that makes February a great time to read fiction with African and African-American protagonists. Here are some suggested children's books to read this February!

Featuring Quilt Stories

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Colorful Quilt Clip ArtOur weekly Family Story Time on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. featured stories about quilts.

Here are some you may wish to read.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

You Herd MeYou Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

Author Colin Cowherd jumpstarted his reporting career in Las Vegas covering local sports teams. If you are familiar with Mr. Cowherd radio show (The Herd on ESPN radio) this book reads very similar to how he presents his arguments and backs them up with hard facts.

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

book coverThe Reluctant Fundamentalist grabbed me right away because of the perspective between the reader and the narrator of the story.

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library!

The Year of the Horse begins on Jan. 31, and we will be celebrating during our Family Fun Day Sunday on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Learn and celebrate by joining us for stories, music, and a craft!

In the meantime, check out some of these wonderful books about Chinese New Year and enjoy celebrating!

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