Books

Post Date: Tue, December 15, 2020

Saying 2020 has been a challenging year is an epic understatement. But amid the ongoing difficulties (and between rounds of cleaning and sanitizing), our staff discovered books that offer moments of enlightenment, delight, enjoyment, and empowerment. Check out the some of the reads that got us through these past months!

Post Date: Fri, December 3, 2021

What books from the past year really resonated with our staff? From pop culture page-turners to mind-melting history reads, we’ve highlighted some favorites that boosted our bookish delight.
 

Post Date: Mon, December 14, 2020

What fiction books were winners with Library staff in 2020?  From pop culture potboilers to heavy-hitting history reads, check out the favorites that lined our staff's personal shelves this past year.
 

Post Date: Fri, December 3, 2021

What fiction books were winners with Library staff in 2021?  From pop culture potboilers to heavy-hitting history reads, check out the favorites that lined our staff's personal shelves this past year.

Post Date: Tue, December 15, 2020

What nonfiction books were winners with Library staff in 2020?  From pop culture potboilers to heavy-hitting history reads, check out the favorites that lined staff members' personal shelves this past year.
 

Post Date: Fri, May 25, 2018

There's just too much rock to be contained within the Summer Reading Program's Adult Suggested Reading, so we've gathered up bookish bootlegs, bonus tracks, and B sides for even more Rock & Read enjoyment. Check back here throughout the summer as the Library continues to add music-themed books, feature films and documentaries, albums and sountracks, and more.

Post Date: Fri, July 6, 2018

Looking for a few more music-themed books to add to your Summer Reading playlist? Library staff have shared some of their favorite titles on the subject. Check out the list of books that fit this year's Rock & Read theme.
 

Post Date: Wed, May 29, 2019

The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. Read five books between June 1-July 31, 2019 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Suggested Reading titles to get you started). Log your completed books, and earn a cosmically cool prize.
 

Post Date: Fri, October 27, 2017

Halloween is the time of year when many of us think about what really scares us. To get you into the Halloween spirit, our staff highlights books or resources or digital services that gave us major heebie-jeebies or just have a great Halloween theme in them.
 

Post Date: Tue, October 26, 2021

Consumers already expect delays this year when ordering holiday gifts, books or otherwise; the Library may also be impacted by the same supply chain challenges. If you can't get that hot new title as quickly as you'd hoped, we're here to offer alternatives and other options to feed your reading habit.
 

Post Date: Thu, January 18, 2018

When I heard Aaron Mahnke had written a book about The World of Lore, I hoped he would use the freedom of this different format to dive more deeply into each story, and into the subject as a whole, than he does in his podcast. I wanted him to tackle the Big Questions in more substantive way. If the podcast is tapas, I wanted the book to be meat and potatoes. It’s not.

Post Date: Fri, January 5, 2018

On a recent segment for KCUR’s Central Standard, the Bibliofiles gathered to talk about romance novels and the fan outrage that started with a piece in The New York Times' Book Review section. Listen to audio from the chat about why readers like romance (not just for the steamy parts), and get some heart-racin' reading recommendations.
 

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