As a child, I was a backseat passenger on a trip from Nashville, TN to Asheville, NC. Somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, I looked up and saw more stars than I'd seen in my whole life. Being a city girl, that lesson in light pollution was the first time I realized all I had been … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Dark Skies
The unifying theme of these new titles is they were each by writers who shed light on things right in front of us and might not notice. In some cases, we might not want to notice as I admit when I read Emily Guendelsberger's account of working at Amazon. Since I love, love, love, knowing … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Noticing and Understanding
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! Often, this blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, we are featuring a book recommendation by Lila Simmons, a former circulation assistant who recently moved on to a new position. We are very grateful that she honored us with one last review. The Mom Project: … Continue reading Third-Thursday Treasures
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.
My husband and I have an uneasy truce in the argument over whether the words or the music is most important in a song. I contend that the words dictate the mood and kind of music to reflect the meaning. After all, the lyrics are poems set to music, right? So in observance of National … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – National Poetry Month
Here Come the Girl Scouts Written by Shana Corey Illustrated by Hadley Hooper From the Publisher: Juliette Gordon Low—Daisy to her friends and family—was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty and delicate? HOW BORING! She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of … Continue reading Picture Book Recommendations for Women’s History Month