Recommendations

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Beartown Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman author of The Man Called Ove is back with a new book Beartown. This novel is set in a small town that centers around their love of the game of hockey. This is not only a novel of the game of hockey but the expectations of the team and it's players. They need a win for the town, but at what price? As an dark secret comes to light, will the town do the right thing? This is darker… Continue

Leslie Hartoonian Recommended by Leslie Hartoonian Head of Patron Services, September 19, 2017
Tuck Everlasting Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

How do you make a child understand that immortality is as much curse as blessing? That is the predicament faced by the Tuck family, immortal for the past 80 years since they drank from a magical spring deep in the woods near ten-year-old Winnie Foster’s village. When Winnie stumbles upon Jesse Tuck, forever frozen at age 17 drinking from the spring, he stops her from slaking her thirst. The… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services August 24, 2017
Dumplin' Dumplin'

by Julie Murphy

Willowdean (nicknamed Dumplin’ by her mom) is 16-years-old and on a mission. Being plus size, she can find life a little hard to navigate. Feelings of insecurity arise from dating, school and coming to grips with the death of her aunt. She decides to shake things up by entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant in her small Texas town. A movie version of Dumplin’ is in the works, so… Continue

Young Adult Recommended by Young Adult August 24, 2017
Class Pet Mess! Class Pet Mess!

by Dan Gutman

Kids will enjoy this early reader series based on Dan Gutman’s popular chapter book series, My Weird School. The developed plot will appeal to kids still learning to read and the fun is intensified with great illustrations. Your emerging reader will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services August 24, 2017
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
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
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
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
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 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.

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