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The Fisher Boy The Fisher Boy

by Stephen Anable

Who killed Ian? Is there a connection to the cult living in an abandoned art colony in the woods near Truro? Cape Cod is overrun this summer by Swedish children connected to the cult and some unpleasant white supremacists. Mark, the last person to see Ian alive, learns a secret tying him more closely to Ian. Mark and his mostly gay group of friends try to solve Ian’s murder while learning… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services March 06, 2018
Vincent and Theo Vincent and Theo

by Deborah Heiligman

Most people know Vincent Van Gogh, but without his brother Theo, there might not have been a Starry Night. Theo was Vincent’s closest confidant, and this book delves into a relationship that included writing over 600 letters to each other. Theo, a gallery owner, was key in promoting Vincent’s talent. Although great fame eluded him during his life, the emotional and financial support… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services March 06, 2018
Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

by Alice Briere-Haquet

In this beautiful and simple picture book, readers learn about Simone’s childhood as she shares her stories with her daughter. The illustrations throughout the book bring to life Simone’s love for music, as well as her desire to stand up for her beliefs. Recommended for reading aloud with children in preschool-3rd grade, but kids of all ages and adults will fall in love with this… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services March 06, 2018
iPod Nano iPod Nano

Listen to an Audiobook

If you have a La Grange library card, you can check out the iPod Nano and listen to some of the current best sellers, including: Dragon teeth, Michael Crichton Same beach, next year, Frank, Dorothea Benton Woman in the window, Finn, A. J. Camino Island, Grisham, John Into the water, Hawkins, Paula Little fires everywhere, Ng, Celeste Come sundownRoberts, Nora Hillbilly elegy, Vance, J.… Continue

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, February 27, 2018
The Somnambulist The Somnambulist

by Jonathan Barnes

Magician Edward Moon has a rep for crime-solving, but a recent series of murders has him baffled. Together with his bald giant of an assistant, the Somnambulist, Moon must work his way through the dark underbelly of London—dealing with fortune tellers, a sinister circus performers, twisted “enforcers” and a cult devoted to the poet Samuel Coleridge—among others—to… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services February 27, 2018
Frogkisser! Frogkisser!

by Garth Nix

Evil Duke Rikard likes to turn people into frogs, and that’s not even his worst quality. When the Duke decides to take over the Kingdom, pushing aside the rightful heir, Princess Anya rallies to save the day. With a magical potion and a kiss, Anya is able to reverse the frog curse. This earns her the nickname Frogkisser. But it’s going to take more than a few kisses to overthrow the… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services February 27, 2018
The Perfect Score The Perfect Score

by Rob Buyea

Told by five members of the 6th grade class at Lakeview Middle School, this story is proof that standardized testing isn’t the most important thing that happens in your first year of middle school. When the teacher they were supposed to have is unexpectedly unable to start the year, ancient Mrs. Wood returns from retirement to be their teacher. She looks old, dresses old, and sounds old,… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services February 27, 2018
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

by Gail Honeyman

The story begins with Eleanor Oliphant, a quirky, introverted and humorously opinionated young woman who leads a mundane office life by day, and lonely, self-regimented life by night. The narrative quickly evolves as serendipitous events begin to connect Eleanor with other people in ways she never dreamed possible. This is a story of friendships, healing, and forgiveness, that is told with a… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services January 03, 2018
The Mortal Instruments : The Graphic Novel The Mortal Instruments : The Graphic Novel

by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean

Fans of the popular urban fantasy series by Cassandra Clare have been waiting years for a graphic novel adaptation. The artist, Cassandra Jean, actually caught Clare’s attention by doing fan art of the series. Together, they bring the story of Clary Fray and the world of vampires, werewolves, and shadowhunters to life. Even though the books have already been made into a TV show and a movie,… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services January 03, 2018
Orphan Island Orphan Island

by Laurel Snyder

Imagine a beautiful island far out in the sea. Then, imagine 11 children living alone on this island, using their survival skills to hunt food and care for themselves. These orphans are quite happy and have no memory of where they came from. They all just showed up one year, alone on a boat that comes to shore. When the boat comes to bring a new child, the eldest child must leave on the boat.… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services January 03, 2018
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
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 Member Services Manager, June 01, 2017

Stream Netflix

We have 6 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 WiFi 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.

Digital Services Recommended by Digital Services March 30, 2016