Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the macabre, was born on this day in Boston, 1809. Both his life and his writing were compounded by tragedy and unfortunate circumstances, and he died at age 40 due to unknown causes. Most of us are already familiar with The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart, but modern authors […]
Welcome to our fourth week of “2017 in Review” book lists! This week, we’re talking about some of the best romance novels published this year. Click on a cover or a title to place a hold, and click here to view our past posts on general fiction; mystery & suspense; and science fiction, fantasy, and […]
Here are selected titles from the February 2017 Indie Next List! Click on a cover to place a hold, and click here to view the list in its entirety.
March is Women’s History Month, and we have two displays up at the library to honor the current and historical achievements of awesome women. First up are our favorite historical hardcore ladies! Click on a cover or a title to place a hold. (And if you’re curious, the post title comes from the amazing graphic […]
In March of 1692, three women in Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba (a slave from Barbados) – were charged with witchcraft, and thus the Salem Witch Trials began. But even though the trials themselves occurred 325 years ago and lasted only a few months, we’re still fascinated with witches and the […]
The “Best Of” lists are rolling in, and we’re going to be picking and choosing some of the titles you may have missed over the course of the year! Keep checking every Monday between now and the end of December for more genres and more books to add to your reading lists. We’re kicking off […]
Trying to sift through the list of newly ordered materials? Take a look at some of our favorite picks for the month of October! Click on any of the covers to place a hold, and click here to check out our new-title round up from September. The Mothers by Brit Bennett FICTION BENNETT “A dazzling debut […]
They say that in order to understand the present, we must look to the past. If you’re a reader who wants a better understanding of the racial issues in our contemporary society, you might want to check out these fictional titles that take an unflinching look at the history of slavery, both in America and across the globe. These […]