Award-winning actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the honorary chair for the American Library Association’s unique “Book Club Central.”
For the Club’s readers, Sarah Jessica is selecting books throughout the year so that she can share her love of reading. Sarah Jessica tells us that, “From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.” Your Library has all four books that SJP has selected to date: “Stay With Me” by Ayobami Adebayo, “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid, “Anatomy of a Miracle” by Jonathan Miles and “No One is Coming to Save Us” by Stephanie Powell Watts. When you read Sarah Jessica’s picks, you are participating in a nationwide network of readers, a “Book Club Central.” Look for her selections among the display of our newest books. For more information, go to www.ala.org and search “Sarah Jessica Parker.”
Occasionally, we will be highlighting a particular part of the Library’s collection that you may not know about.
This month, because quite a few of our readers enjoy reading works in a genre that is commonly referred to as “Christian Literature,” we would like to mention that the library’s fiction collection includes works by authors such as Jan Karon, Beverly Lewis, Janette Oke, Wanda E. Brunstettter and Karen Kingsbury, who are just some of the many authors who write “Christian Literature.” Preeminent among them all would have to be C.S. Lewis’ classic work, “The Chronicles of Narnia,” which is a Christian allegory, that is, a work in which the characters stand for something beyond themselves. What all these works have in common is the feel-good message you take away from them. Generally, “Christian Literature” deals with moral issues and values, the plots revolving around how characters cope with challenges in ways that result in personal growth. These messages speak to many of us for many reasons, certainly partly because the values and morals explored in “Christian Literature” are, for the most part, universal in nature: Honesty, fair play, hard work, love of family, etc.
As many of you know, the Library is committed to offering programs that bring useful and important information to the community. On Thursday, April 26th at 6pm, Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services paramedic Maria Wescoe, RN, will partner with Catasauqua’s Emergency Management Coordinator Joe Carl to present “You Can Save A Life,” a one time CPR training session geared to giving you skills that will enable you to give aid in an emergency situation. Yes! YOU can save a life! You will have an opportunity to work on a life-like model to get a sense of what it would be like to give emergency CPR until help arrives.
“Beartown,” Fredrik Bachman
“The Fallen,” David Baldacci
“I’ve Got My Eyes On You,” Mary Higgins Clark
“The Sixth Day,” Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
“The Rising Sea,” Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
“The 17th Suspect,” James Patterson
“Twisted Prey,” John Sandford
“Shoot First,” Stuart Woods
“A Higher Loyalty,” James Comey
“Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” Michael Isikoff and David Corn
“Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” Andrew Morton
“Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” Peter Schweizer
“I’ve Been Thinking…Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life,” Maria Shriver
“I’ve Loved You Since Forever,” Hoda Kotb
“Dog Man,” Dav Pilkey
“Dog Man and Cat Kid,” Dav Pilkey
“Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties,” Dav Pilkey
“Dog Man Unleashed,” Dav Pilkey