Recommendations

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Wildcrafters Wildcrafters

by Skye Kathleen Moody

Wildlife agent Venus Diamond is recalled from her honeymoon to track down a missing infant in the wilds of Washington state. Venus must contend with local superstition and human evil—not to mention the growing impatience of her new husband—in trying to solve the case.

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services July 19, 2017
The Haters The Haters

by Jesse Andrews

Three teen musicians run away from jazz camp to tour as a rock band. They have no name, no experience, and no gigs. But when best friends Corey and Wes meet their brash bandmate Ash, she encourages them to take the road trip of their lives.

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult July 19, 2017
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

by Russell Freedman

Everyone knows that Ellis Island was the gateway to America for immigrating Europeans, but what about Asians? This book will introduce you to Angel Island, located off the coast of San Francisco. Learn about the struggles immigrating Asian people had to overcome before even being allowed to enter the United States. Recommended for grades 5-8.

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services July 19, 2017
The Daughters of Simon Lamoreaux The Daughters of Simon Lamoreaux

by David Long

24 years ago, a teenage Miles Fanning planned to meet girlfriend Carly Lamoreaux during a choir rehearsal break—but Carly never showed up, and no one ever saw her again. In the intervening years, Miles has moved from Hartford, CT, to Seattle, WA, where he owns a music studio. One night, he receives an email from Carly’s younger sister, Julia, still obsessed with the mystery of… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services June 15, 2017
Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

by Sui Ishida

Flesh eating ghouls walk among humans in this dark fantasy. Ordinary college student, Ken Kenaki, has a scary run in with a ghoul. Then he finds out he is no longer 100% human. A clear choice for fans of zombies and manga.

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult June 15, 2017
Everyone Loves Bacon Everyone Loves Bacon

by Kelly DiPucchio

This adorable and funny picture book describes how much Bacon is loved by everyone. All the other foods just adore Bacon; he gets plenty of attention wherever he goes. Bacon’s popularity causes him to forget about some of his friends, but he isn’t worried because he has fans that love him. If you love bacon, or books about food, this is the perfect picture book for you! Great for… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services June 15, 2017
Email From Our Copier Email From Our Copier

Did you know you can email a hard copy document right from the Library’s copier? Just scan your item into the copier and enter the email address. No money is needed for the copier. It’s that easy.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, June 15, 2017
Body Kindness Body Kindness

by Rebecca Scritchfield

Transform your health from the inside out -- and never say diet again

Body Kindness is not a diet book, it's a book about improving your overall health through exercise, better sleep and eating healthy. I really enjoyed this book, which will make you feel better and inspire you to create a healthier life for yourself.

Rebecca Bartlett Recommended by Rebecca Bartlett Head of Technical Services, June 02, 2017
Almost Missed You Almost Missed You

by Jessica Strawser

Almost missed you is the story of a marriage and the dark secrets that were never shared. This reads like a thriller and has wonderful twists and turns. A great summer read.

Leslie Hartoonian Recommended by Leslie Hartoonian Head of Patron Services, June 01, 2017
Steal Like An Artist Steal Like An Artist

by Austin Kleon

Stealing is a necessary trick of the trade when it comes to art. This snappy how to book gives you permission to explore and imitate those artists who inspire you. Along the way, you’ll find a vision all your own.

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult June 01, 2017
Stoner Stoner

by John Williams

A poor Missouri farm boy gets an unexpected opportunity to attend college to study agriculture; when he discovers that his passion is really literature, he turns away from the family farm to become a professor of English literature. William Stoner faces many challenges in his life, both professional and personal, but strives to remain ethical and to live his life with dignity. A beautifully… Continue

Debbie Darwine Recommended by Debbie Darwine Head of Reference Services, May 22, 2017
The Disenchantments The Disenchantments

by Nina LaCour

Bev and Colby have always planned to tour Europe with their band after high school graduation. But when Bev shocks Colby with the news that she’s going to college instead, their friendship is strained. They still have summer gigs to play, so they load up the van and try to make the best of their final tour despite the road bumps on the way.

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult May 22, 2017
Who Wins? Who Wins?

by Clay Swartz

Let’s say Charles Dickens challenges Mother Teresa to a lightsaber duel—they’re both equally fit, so will his superior artistry overcome her advantage in bravery and leadership? Or, who would sell the most Girl Scout cookies- Mark Twain or Mother Teresa? This book lets you pit 100 historical figures against one another in 50 unusual challenges. You decide the outcome, based on… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services May 22, 2017
Nightlights Nightlights

by Lorena Alvarez

Lorena Alvarez might be one of my new favorite illustrators! Sandy loves to draw, often daydreaming and scribbling in class when she should be paying attention to Sister Dolores. One afternoon, Sandy meets a mysterious new girl named Morfie who admires her artwork. But things take a darker turn when Sandy realizes that Morfie isn’t what she appears to be and nobody else can see her. The… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services May 17, 2017
Now You See It: Stories from Cokesville, PA Now You See It: Stories from Cokesville, PA

by Bathsheba Monk

The linked stories, set between the late 1940s and mid-1990s, illuminate the lives of various residents of Cokesville, home of steel and coal industries. Many characters recur, particularly young Annie Kusiak and her friend, beautiful Theresa Gojuk, who moves to Hollywood and becomes the mildly successful “Tess Randall”. Most young people dream of leaving the blue collar community,… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services February 23, 2017
Princeless: Save Yourself Princeless: Save Yourself

by Jeremy Whitley

This might be my new favorite graphic novel series! Adrienne is far from your stereotypical princess. Instead of waiting for a prince to show up and rescue her from her locked tower, she takes matters into her own hands and escapes, embarking on a journey to rescue her siblings. Dressed in practical armor and able to wield a sword as well as the boys, Princess Adrienne is a refreshing heroine!… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services February 23, 2017
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Fighting Voldemort was nothing compared to raising a teenager and Harry, now a dad, has his hands full. This new Harry Potter book is the script of the new stage play currently playing in London. There's lots of wand waving and all your favorite characters.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, August 08, 2016
Lynda.com Lynda.com

Free Online Classes

Take an online class at Lynda.com. Everything from computer software to taking better photos.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, April 21, 2016
ROKU ROKU

Stream Netflix

We have 3 circulating devices which will turn your television into a smart TV. It connects either by an HDMI or AV cable (provided). You must have an internet connection in your home. Access dozens of TV shows and movies, or stream Netflix directly to your TV. Check out at the Patron Services desk.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, March 30, 2016