Staff Picks

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Want to celebrate the season by reading a book about love (or lust?) Here are some favorites of the Deanwood staff: 


Five Valentine Films to watch with your child

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snuggle up and watch!


A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

the_telling_room_book_coverThe Telling Room is a book that is about all of the things it claims in its title, as well as many others. The main character in the book is Ambrosio, a large and boisterous man who lives in Castile, a region of Spain that is known for its unforgiving climate as well as its history. 

Kid inventors

Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014

Brrr. It is cold outside and if you use earmuffs to keep your ears warm, you have a kid from 1873 to thank for that. earmuffs_image

Tired of his ears freezing while he was testing out a new pair of skates, 15-year-old Chester Greenwood from Maine used wire to make two-ear shaped loops and beaver fur and cloth sewn on by his grandmother to create the first-ever earmuffs

Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014

Seraphina is set in a world where two species co-exist: dragons and humans. SeraphinaDragons, powerful creatures with mathematical minds, are able to take human form to interact with people; they reject all emotions as weakness, to the point of excising them from their brains. The broad concepts of mathematics and music are the key to this new world along with bigotry, discrimination and diplomatic negotiations.

Staff recommendation

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival cover In her new novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini returns to Civil War era Washington, D.C. to tell the story of Kate Chase Sprague. When Kate Chase invited First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to call upon her, Washington society was astounded.  Her invitation established a social and political rivalry between the two ladies until President Abraham Lincoln's death in April 1856.

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.

We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

Where is Baby's Valentine? Have a new addition to your family?

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tap the Magic Tree bookcover It’s cold outside, but our hearts are warmed by the arrival of new children’s books. February is definitely a season awash in colorful stories.

Exploring Romance in Teen Space

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

Teen Space Valentine DisplayRomeo and Juliet?  Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!  

While you're here, be sure to check out one of the many great love stories that we have on our shelves. Celebrate the spirit of the Valentine's season by falling in love with a good book. Whether you're in love, looking for love, or loving the single life, we have something for you.  

Here are some of our staff favorites for YA romance:  

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.

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