Book Group Cafe: New Book Discussion Kits

by KP Welcome to the Book Group Cafe. Pull up a chair, grab a warm mug of your favorite tea or coffee and join us in a discussion of all things book group. Today we’re excited to unveil three new additions to our Book Discussion Kits! Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American […]

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Fantastic Beasts, but where to find them?

By Kaley In the newly released film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we get a glimpse of the magical creatures from one of Harry Potter’s school books.  If you have been a fan of JK Rowling’s franchise like me (since the age of eleven!) you were likely waiting on the edge of your seat since this film was announced in 2014. I’m really […]

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Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:            […]

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New Year, New Projects!

by Liz The hectic holiday season has passed us and I am in mourning…I miss the festive season! The lights, the parties, the food! But seeing as we are well into 2017, I guess it is time for me to get back to my normal-boring-no-parties-on-Wednesday-nights life. Ho-hum. A lot of folks start their quest for […]

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Rory Gilmore Reads

by Julie T. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the four-part revival on Netflix, felt like catching up with old friends. At the time of the original series run (2000-2007), I aged alongside Rory Gilmore. The struggles she faces in the revival are similar to those of so many other early 30-somethings. Snappy pop […]

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Strange but True Movies

by Michelle C. You know that Almond Joy/Mounds jingle “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t”? It runs through my head whenever I come across a really odd documentary. I’m not talking about odd like your-sister-likes-to-dip-her-French-fries-in-ice-cream odd. I’m talking about bizarre. Peculiar. Eccentric. The very best kind of odd. These are stories about people that […]

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The Ones That Got Away

Or, What I Most-Definitely Did Not Have Time to Read in 2016. by Liz I have said it before and I am sure I will say it again…there are just too many good books! And every day more are being published! Don’t these book-folks know what they’re doing to me? And my new-found love of […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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Cabin Fever Busters

by Ruth G. The forecast is for a cold and wet winter. If you’re snowed in, or don’t have the nerves for driving on icy roads, I’ve got good news: the library has tons of great resources, all free, all available without leaving the house. Plan your dream vacation from home, from our Travel eBook collection, or […]

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16 in ’16: Read a New Book Feedback

by Jocelyn We’re halfway through our final Reading Resolution, and I’m checking in to see how it’s going. What 2016 title(s) are you reading? Do you have any recommendations for us? I just finished reading When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz. She’s one of my favorite authors, and I eagerly anticipate […]

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