YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Loki-- a new television series  based on Marvel Comics.  This booklist has recommendations for readers of a variety of levels--from junior fiction through adult fiction--who love tricksters, time travel, Norse mythology, or tesseracts.  This booklist is part of our "recommended reads for fans of" series … [Read More]

New Romance Novels Pt. 1

It's hot and steamy outside, so pick up a book to match. New contemporary and historical romance novels just hit the shelves and feature nuanced, diverse characters, page-turning plotlines, and, yes, plenty of spice (if you know what we mean.) You won't find any damsels in distress here, but lots of smart, sexy, self-aware fun.Not … [Read More]

Best Films of the Decade 2010-2020: A Separation

Text only version available below image. Best Of The Decade A Separation (2011) There is a laborious level of intensity creeping beneath the surface of A Separation (2011). From its haunting opening sequence–a voyeuristic first-person-view concentrated directly on a married couple in dispute lamenting their grievances to a magistrate–Asghar Farhadi’s potent family drama starts out … [Read More]

“Star Eater” by Kerstin Hall

Star Eater By Kerstin Hall   I received an ARC of Star Eater from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   Between Kerstin Hall’s fiendish and demented novella The Border Keeper and a synopsis which includes phrases such as “the Sisterhood of Aytrium’s magical bloodline,” “shadowy cabal,” and “phantasmagorical indictment of hereditary power,” I … [Read More]

Family Yoga Dates Added!

Family Yoga in the Park Tuesday mornings now through the end of July! 10:00-10:30 am Tuesday Morning, outside Decorah Middle School Open to kids and adults of all ages.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Join us for a kid-friendly outdoor movement session.  Weather dependent.  No registration required. See our Calendar of … [Read More]

Graphic Novels and Memoirs

Picture books aren't just for kids! This week, we've got a list of 10 graphic novels and memoirs for adults who want to do a little looking with their reading. Speaking of looking, if you're trying to find graphic novels in the collection, look for them in the Non-fiction section instead of fiction. Libraries that … [Read More]