Famous Love Stories

Famous Love Stories

Some of us were lucky enough to have read and studied in school some of the world’s greatest tales of love and intrigue. At the top of just about anyone’s list would be William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Not as often taught, but close behind, might be Nathaniel...
Reading Outside the Box

Reading Outside the Box

Most of us have a favorite author. We’ll read anything as long as it’s by our favorite author.  Many of us have a favorite genre.  We’ll read any author as long as it’s a mystery, a thriller, a romance, or even a work of non-fiction.  There is much talk these days...
Symbols of Faith

Symbols of Faith

No sooner has Thanksgiving come and gone than folks everywhere are preparing for the celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah.  Two symbols that convey important information about how the faithful worship are the Christian creche and the Hanukkah menorah.  Each tells us...
Historical Fiction and Contemporary Commentary

Historical Fiction and Contemporary Commentary

This month, I’d like to introduce you to an author who writes interesting thrillers of a kind quite different from last month’s legal thrillers. Philippa Gregory writes amazing historical fiction that will have you turning pages as fast as you can. Start with “The...
The Library Staff Recommends…

The Library Staff Recommends…

Here at the Library, we are often asked to recommend “a good book.” Suffice it to say, there are many definitions of “a good book.”  Just Google “The best books of 2018” and you will marvel at the variety of those mentioned. Some books are considered good because they...