Recommendations

See what La Grange Public Library staff members have to recommend.


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Home By Nightfall Home By Nightfall

by Charles Finch

Home by Nightfall is the ninth book in the Charles Lenox detective series. Charles and his brother Edmund return to their hometown of Sussex after Edmund’s wife unexpectedly passes away. Back in London, Charles’ detective colleagues follow a case involving a missing German pianist. We got a special treat in La Grange in November, when author Charles Finch held a book signing at… Continue

Rebecca Bartlett Recommended by Rebecca Bartlett Head of Technical Services, March 30, 2016
Deep Blue Deep Blue

by Randy Wayne White

Biologist-spy Doc Ford is back at it again in my favorite Florida location, Sanibel Island. This time, he’s going after cyber terrorist Julian Solo and his father Winslow Shepherd. Julian is sending drones to spy on Dinkin’s Bay and its eccentric residents, but mostly on Doc Ford. Author White throws in a reference to the new Doc Ford’s restaurant he’s building on… Continue

Rebecca Bartlett Recommended by Rebecca Bartlett Head of Technical Services, March 30, 2016
The Nest The Nest

by Kenneth Oppel

A talking queen wasp encourages a young boy named Steve to help her “fix” his sick baby brother. When Steve first talks to the queen he is relieved that someone is going to help his family. But does the queen really have the baby’s best interest at heart? This is strange tale of a young boy fighting to protect his family from scary forces. Good for readers who also like… Continue

Lisa Sharkey Recommended by Lisa Sharkey Young Adult Librarian, March 30, 2016
Maker Kits

Now available in Youth Services

Did you know that you can check out one of our 12 Maker Kits to work on while in the library? We have make-your own handheld catapults, Rainbow Looms, Geoboards, and create your own pop-up circuit cards—just to name a few! Stop by the Youth Services desk to check them out today!

Rachael Dabkey Recommended by Rachael Dabkey Youth Services Associate, March 30, 2016
littleBits®

Now available in Youth Services

littleBits® are electronic “blocks” that snap together with magnets. You can create circuits complete with light, sound, or a fan. They are available for in-library use at the Youth Services desk. Come and check them out!

Rachael Dabkey Recommended by Rachael Dabkey Youth Services Associate, March 30, 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
Brimstone Brimstone

by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Mysterious FBI agent Pendergast works with New York City police officers Vincent D’Agosta and Laura Hayward to solve a gruesome crime which is seemingly tied to the supernatural. Or is it?? From the streets of Manhattan to the Italian countryside, the hunt is dangerous and daring. One of a series with these characters—actually starting with “Relic”.

Sue Recommended by Sue Circulation Clerk, March 30, 2016
Eight Hundred Grapes Eight Hundred Grapes

by Laura Dave

Did you know it takes 800 grapes to make a bottle of wine? This book will transport you to the vineyards with a great little love story mixed in!

Leslie Hartoonian Recommended by Leslie Hartoonian Head of Patron Services, March 30, 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
The Parent Teacher Collection

We have a wonderful section in the Children’s Department called “The Parent Teacher” collection. A lot of parents who are looking for ideas to help their young children understand difficult things – everything from manners to grief and loss – can find amazing picture books in this small but mighty section.

Vicki Rakowski Recommended by Vicki Rakowski Department Head, May 06, 2016
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
Why'd They Wear That? Why'd They Wear That?

by Sarah Albee

Fashion As The Mirror Of History

Have you ever looked back in history and asked yourself, “Why did they wear that?” Clothing seems to be a reflection of the times. The clothing we wear sends a message to everyone that sees us. Read this book and find out why people wore lavish gowns and wigs in the 18th century. Why did woman wear metal hoops in their skirts and cinch their waist with corsets? How did knights relieve… Continue

Youth Services Recommended by Youth Services January 05, 2017
Pastor Needs a Boo Pastor Needs a Boo

by Michele Andrea Bowen

Reverend Flowers has had his eye on Marsha Metcalf since he came to New Jerusalem Gospel United Church to be their new pastor. Marsha is a Proverbs 31 woman, who would bring joy and honor to her husband, but Denzelle is gun-shy due to his prior marriage to gold-digger Tatiana, currently the wife of a surgeon. Widowed mom Marsha takes a job doing PR for the Pastor’s Aide Society and also… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services January 05, 2017
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

by Jessie Hartland

This graphic novel follows the life of the man who forever changed the way we interact with technology. Many considered the man who founded Apple computers to be a genius, many also considered him a jerk. Geared toward a teen audience, adults will also appreciate this biography told in such a unique way.

Young Adult Services Recommended by Young Adult Services January 05, 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