It’s February!

Hearts and flowers?

Chocolates and wine?

Well, not always.

Undying love – yes – for a good book, well written, thought-provoking, and enthralling.

Many old favorites spring to mind. Books that I read in my youth that profoundly affected the path I took. Books I read as an adult that challenged me to think again about subjects that had become fixed as I got older. Books I revisited with my children and grandchildren. Books I read to a class of children by candlelight.

And now I work in your Library! Making new favorites. Surrounded by books of all shapes and sizes.

Let a great book give you a heart, eager to share your favorite books with others.

Try some favorites of the staff here.

Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, Grandfather and I by Helen E Buckley, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Or try one of the new books from our booklist below.


Adult Fiction:  (All Hardcovers)

Her Hidden Genius – Marie Benedict
Find Me – Alafair Burke
The Last House on the Street – Diane Chamberlain
The Magnolia Palace – Fiona Davis
Reckless Girls – Rachel Hawkins
City of the Dead – Jonathan Kellerman
Gwendy’s Final Task – Stephen King
Quicksilver – Dean Koontz
Lightning in a Mirror – Jayne Ann Krentz
Steal – James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Abandoned in Death – J.D. Robb
Forgotten in Death – J.D. Robb
End of Days – Brad Taylor

Adult Non-Fiction (Hardcover):

Enough Already:  Learning to Love the Way I Am Today – Valerie Bertinelli
The Black History Book:  Big Ideas, Simply Explained – DK
Patient Zero:  A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases – Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen
The Sleep Fix:  Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work and More – Diane Macedo
Unthinkable:  Trauma, Truth, and The Trials of American Democracy – Jamie Raskin
The Betrayal of Anne Frank:  A Cold Case Investigation – Rosemary Sullivan
Organizing for the Rest of Us:  100 Realistic Strategies to Keep Any House Under Control – Dana K. White

Adult Non-Fiction (Paperback):

Betty White:  The First 100 Years – Andrew E. Stoner


Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (Updated and Expanded Edition) – Simon Beecroft, Pablo Hidalgo, Amy Richau, Dan Zehr and Elizabeth Dowsett
1619 Project:  Born on the Water – Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Blue Lady of Coffin Hall (Nancy Drew Diaries) – Carolyn Keene
Sunlight on the Snow Leopard (Magic Tree House) – Mary Pope Osborne

Young Adult:

The Curse Workers – Holly Black
In Every Generation – Kendare Blake
Lore – Alexandra Bracken
Court – Tracy Wolff

Children’s Picture Books: 

Stacey’s Extraordinary Words – Stacey Abrams
The Night the Moon Went Missing – Brendan Kearney
Group Hug – Jean Reidy
Belle’s Playful Puppy (Disney Princess:  Place Pets) (Step Into Reading) – RH Disney
A Book for Escargot – Dashka Slater
Just Help! How to Build a Better World – Sonia Sotomayor
Happy Birthday, Fiona – Zondervan

Children’s Board Books:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Winter (The World of Eric Carle) – Eric Carle