What are WE reading? We pulled a list of the picture books that have circulated most frequently in our community since 2018. Are any of your family's favorites on this list?
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]
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]
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 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]
Happy Saturday! We’re excited to share this storytime video created by Capstone Publishing in honor of Juneteenth. Juneteenth for Mazie by Coretta Scott King Award winning children’s book creator Floyd Cooper is also available at Decorah Public Library.
It's YAFriday and we're highlighting book recommendations for fans of the Marvel movie Black Panther. Read on!
We love...swimming! Are you looking for picture books about swimming, learning to swim, taking swim lessons, being afraid of the water, or learning to dive off the diving board? We've got you covered.
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]
June is Immigrant Heritage Month! Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. We think it's a great time to read books and tell our own family stories! [Read More]