Library Reads: April 2018

Here are the featured titles from the April 2018 edition of the Library Reads list! Click on a cover to place a hold!                                   Happy reading! —Katie, Adult Reference

International Mysteries

No matter where you are in the world, there’s always a mystery to solve. International mysteries let readers explore new cultures and continents, where concepts of crime and justice aren’t always the same as they are in the United States. We posted a list of international crime novels previously on the blog, but it’s been […]

May is Mystery Month!

Booklist, a favorite book reviewing resource for librarians, has designated May as its official Mystery Month, and we all get to benefit! All month long, Booklist and its blog The Booklist Reader are hard at work promoting new mysteries, backlist mysteries, crime TV shows, favorite book series, and more. If you’re a mystery reader, this […]

Open House at the Branch

Join us on Tuesday, May 8, for an open house at our branch at the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse! Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsor, we’ve been able to make some exciting changes to the services and resources available at our branch. Please stop by to see the changes (and pick up a treat or two) […]

Read Harder: Colonial or Postcolonial Literature

This week’s Read Harder challenge is a more complicated one. Before diving into a list of colonial or postcolonial titles, let’s look at a brief definition of “colonial” and “postcolonial” literature, as stated in Kathleen Keenan’s Book Riot post for this challenge: “‘Colonial literature’ is most easily defined as literature written during a time of […]