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Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, January 10, 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
Golden Hill Golden Hill

by Francis Spufford

An historical fiction centering around an English gentleman, Richard Smith, who arrives in 1746 New York demanding a significant sum of capital without any expressed purpose. While the copy of his receipt proving the legitimacy of his claims is two months off from arriving by ship, Smith finds forced to interact with an odd, eclectic assembly of characters and customs in a town suspicious of his… Continue

Kenny Tymick Recommended by Kenny Tymick Adult Services Librarian, December 10, 2017
My Favorite Thing is Monsters My Favorite Thing is Monsters

by Emil Ferris

This captivating story is a nostalgic depiction of Chicago in the late 1960’s and an imaginative narrative about 10-year-old amateur detective, part werewolf (as she sees it), Karen Reyes. Our protagonist faces demons, imagined and real, as she tries to solve the possible murder of her reclusive upstairs neighbor. If you have never picked up a graphic novel before, make this award-winning… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services November 07, 2017
Heartless Heartless

by Marissa Meyer

The Queen of Hearts wasn’t always yelling “Off with their heads!” She was once a young girl who loved to bake and dreamed of owning a bakery of her very own. She had crushes too, only not with the boys her parents or station would approve of. Outside pressures shaped her life and led her to a role she never wanted. Read about her shocking path from young woman to queendom in… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services November 07, 2017
My Latest Grievance My Latest Grievance

by Elinor Lipman

14-year-old Frederica, raised on the grounds of Dewing College where her activist mom and dad are professors and dorm parents, and a pet to staff and students alike. Her insulated world is shaken when she learns a secret—not only was her father married before he met her mother, but Laura Lee, his first wife, is coming to Dewing to be housemother of a neighboring dorm. The tenuous… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services November 07, 2017
Miles Morales: Spider-Man Miles Morales: Spider-Man

by Jason Reynolds

Excellent student Miles Morales attends Brooklyn Visions Academy with his best friend Ganke. Being a scholarship kid at a fancy private school is stressful enough, but Miles is also Spider-man! It’s a secret that only Ganke and Miles’ father know. Add the fact that he is crushing on a brainy poet and that his history teacher is out to get him, it’s no wonder Miles is close to… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services November 07, 2017
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

by Kate Messner

Gianna is a strong and eccentric 12-year-old girl who wears her feelings on her sleeve. Despite how dearly Gianna loves her family, she grapples with sharing her family life with her peers in school because they think her family is weird. This is an unforgettable story about friendship, the love of family, and middle school life. Readers can relate to Gianna’s struggle with procrastination… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services November 07, 2017
Zen Shorts Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth

Three stories and three children are the elements in this story where Stillwater the panda helps the children navigate life's dilemmas. Thoughtful and creative for even the oldest readers.

Lori Recommended by Lori Children's Services Associate, October 23, 2017
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 Member Services Manager, September 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
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
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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