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Cassandra’s Staff Picks for Adults

Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis – FIC RAN The true story of a young girl who realizes the abuse she is enduring is not the norm and fights within a broken system to escape the cruelty of her home. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers – ROM ROG Type A, recent Ph.D. graduate Grace Porter takes […]

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Top 10 Nominees for Best Detective in the Mystery Fiction Genre

I’ve always loved mysteries – even fashioned myself a Trixie Belden-like girl detective who could solve every one of them.  Probably, even, my zeal for mystery-solving led me to becoming a librarian, charged with answering any and all questions brought by trusting  library users – because all the clues are there.  Here is my list […]

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My Top Five Horror Novels

…that weren’t written by Stephen King. A few months ago I posted my top ten Stephen King novels, many of them falling into the horror genre. This month I’ll take a moment to list my five favorite horror novels written by other authors. You’ll certainly recognize a few, but perhaps some will be more surprising. […]

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

Attention all dog lovers! Our reference librarian Teresa has created a list of some great fiction and non-fiction works featuring humans’ best friend. It wasn’t “ruff” to put this together. We hope reading these books is a howling good time! 1. Dog on It: a Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn – This is […]

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Five Books from 2020 to Read in 2021

Were you overwhelmed by all the books that came out in 2020? If you’re wondering which books to carry over to your 2021 reading list, we have some suggestions for you! 1. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam – If you are someone who enjoys books about apocalypses, Leave the World Behind is a […]

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Britta’s Staff Picks for Adults

January is a great month to look back on books that you’ve enjoyed over the years. It’s a good idea to see if any of the authors have new books coming out in the new year or if there are any similar works coming down the pike. Here are some of Britta’s favorite books that […]

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Top Ten Stephen King Stories

Stephen King has been my favorite author since high school, when I realized that there were books out there other than the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first King novel I read was Salem’s Lot, which didn’t end up making my top ten list, but I give an honorable mention to along with Under […]

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Recommended Reads for Adults

Contemporary Family Dramas  All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Stroud Family Trust by Kathy Wang This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple Clock Dance by Anne Tyler Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe […]

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Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages

Books for Children (Fiction): Blended by Sharon M. Draper – J DRA From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks – J MAR; Overdrive ebook, Hoopla ebook, and Hoopla e-audiobook A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée – J RAM; Hoopla e-audiobook, Overdrive ebook, and Overdrive e-audiobook Just Like Josh Gibson by […]

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