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Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by BHanley on Mon, May 03
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, May 3. There were 8 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré I Cannot Tell...
Posted by BHanley on Thu, Apr 22
The Girl with the Louding Voice centers on Adunni, a 14-year-old girl born into poverty in rural Nigeria, who finds solace in one day being able to use her “louding voice” and speak up for herself and others. After her mother passes away, Adunni’s father sells her bride price to an older man with two wives. Adunni befriends Khadija, the second wife, who is currently pregnant. After Khadija’s untimely and unfortunate death, Adunni flees and finds a sickly woman who was a dear friend of...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Apr 19
Now that the weather is nicer and more cooperative, the outdoors has never been more inviting.   Would you like to learn how to grow vegetables but don’t know where to begin? Need nature activities for curious young minds? Interested in a new camping or glamping adventure? Heading out to a picnic but struggling to find the right dish? Looking for outdoor activities such as races and relays? Do you have someone in your life in a wheelchair, mobility chair or even a stroller that would like to...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Apr 12
It's no mystery why the mystery genre is so popular. Who doesn’t enjoy trying to piece together the trail of clues to solve the case before the story ends? A mystery with a great hook will never disappoint the reader, and if there is a twist, especially one that comes out of nowhere, we are usually delighted.  Take a look at this latest selection of new mysteries and challenge yourself to become an armchair sleuth. Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Apr 06
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, April 5. There were 7 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. A Burning by Megha Majumdar The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War by Catherine Grace Katz A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende Moby Dick by Herman Melville No One Is Talking...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Apr 02
Popular science is an interpretation of science intended for a general audience. While science journalism focuses on recent scientific developments, popular science is more broad-ranging. These titles can open your mind to new worlds and areas of interest that you may have never thought of before. Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists.   Bones: Inside & Out by Roy A. Meals Find a copy in the catalog   A lively,...
Posted by BHanley on Fri, Mar 12
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is an enjoyable, feel-good and ultimately rewarding story with an important focus on mental health, personal identity, and relationships. Living in her hometown, Nora Seed is depressed but doesn’t know or understand it. She sees her life as a string of personal and professional failures. She’s made choices that have led to regrets and they eat at her daily. Nora takes drastic measures and [trigger warning] attempts suicide. She wakes in a sort-of...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Mar 02
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, March 1. There were 10 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Conundrum by Jan Morris The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary Force of Nature by Jane Harper Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker The Midnight Library by...
Posted by SEgan on Sat, Feb 27
Looking for a mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat or make you stay up all hours of the night to finish?  As all good detectives know, the hunt for the next good mystery/thriller can be overwhelming, so have a look at these newer titles. Interested in more Mystery/Thriller recommendations? Take a look at our This Just In: New Mystery and Thrillers for Fall book list, then check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists.   A Stranger at the Door by Jason...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Feb 22
If you love police procedural shows or crime detective novels, you will love these real life accounts of missing people, bizarre crimes, and decades long cover-ups. These true stories will keep you up at night and prove that sometimes real life is scarier than fiction. Looking for more true crime recommendations? Take a look at our True Crime Reads or The Art of the Heist book lists, then check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. The Killer’s Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a...

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