Book of the Week:

Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It by Janina Ramirez 

Barry's Picks

The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession by Andrea Wulf

Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert

Time's Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Rememberance by Jeremy Eichler

Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution by A. L. Langguth

Annalise's Picks

If Not, Winter by Anne Carson

Spear by Nicola Griffith

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Amie's Picks

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Himawari House by Harmony Becker

The Red Palace by Jane Hur

Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill

Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt

Past Displays

October 2023: Tales of Terror

However you like your scares–in a book or on a screen–we have plenty of spine-tingling thrillers for you. Stop by the library to check out the full display!

Some of Our Favorites:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

The Shining (1980)

October 2023: Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month!

October is International Black Speculative Fiction Month. Speculative Fiction encompasses a number of genres and is defined as a fictional work that deliberately departs from realism, often featuring supernatural, fantastic, or futuristic elements. Black authors, in particular, have excelled as writers of speculative fiction that critiques the social order and seeks to generate social change. Spend the month digging into some genres that you may not have read before–like magical realism or afrofuturism–and celebrating classic and emerging black authors. Stop by the library to see the whole display!

Some of Our Favorites:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Pet by Akwaeke Emzi