This month’s two New Title Tuesday picks are only similar in their unusual settings and the emotional depth of the characters. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips is a thriller set in an almost inaccessible former military zone in Russia. The short stories in Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell take the reader from Florida to … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Uncommon Destinations
Oh, for the love of summer! The warm weather and getting together with friends and family for good food and drinks. New to the library we have some fun books to help you with all of your party endeavors! One of our newest books is Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman. Unlike many cookbooks that feature … Continue reading Fiestas and Cocktails
So it's not exactly the third Thursday of the month, but we still welcome you to our Staff Recommendations! This blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. Again this month Angie in Circulation shares not just one, but two of her favorite books. Thank you, Angie! I have to admit, I originally wanted … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
This week we shine the spotlight on some compelling new reads: All the Fierce Tethers by Lia Purpura and Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson are both on the non-fiction shelf. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first in a trilogy that is called an African Game of Thrones, by … Continue reading New Title Tuesday-New Perspectives
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Robert our Youth Services Assistant. We first met Robert as a tutor for the SIUE America Reads program. He impressed everyone so much that he was asked to join the staff last summer. Robert is always friendly and eager to help young … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Robert S.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This still-new blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, Angie Simmons, our new page, delights us with her review. Jumping on the Bandwagon With a Wildly Popular Bestseller By Angie Simmons Where the Crawdads Sing It seems like everyone is reading Where the Crawdads … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
Here We Are - Notes for living on planet Earth Written and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers From the Publisher Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. … Continue reading Children’s Recommendations for Earth Day