New Hobbies

Do you need a new hobby? Here are 8 books to help you get your hands busy! Here's the list in the library's catalog -  https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=27299     The Wild Dyer - Abigail Booth Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, … [Read More]

October Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting five book discussions in October. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be … [Read More]

Contemporary Hispanic-American Fiction

It's Hispanic American Heritage Month and we're kicking it off with a collection of contemporary fiction from Hispanic American authors. Drop in and check out the displays on either side of the library for these and other titles. We'll have another list later in the month focusing on memoirs, biographies, and non-fiction. Checkout our list … [Read More]

Redecorate

Tired of your space? Check out these books for redecoration inspiration!  Here they are in the catalog -  https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=27161 City Farmhouse Style - Kim Leggett Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is … [Read More]

Movie Night Bundles

Tired of trying to decide what to watch? We're here to help! Decorah Public Library is launching a new service called Movie Night Bundles. Each week, DPL staff will select movies based around a theme and bag them up with some microwave popcorn. You choose the bundle that fits your mood and settle in to … [Read More]

Westerns Upended

Horses. Cowboys. Gunfights. Genderfluid outlaws? If you've written off Westerns because of their stereotypes, make like Annie Oakley and give one of these books a shot. They upend the conventions of the genre in new and interesting ways. Here is the booklist in the catalog - https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=27097 The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt Hermann Kermit … [Read More]

September Book Groups

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in September. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorah.lib.ia.us to be … [Read More]

Contemporary Poetry

Wondering if you should be reading more poetry? Here are 8 collections to spend time exploring. Here's the list in the catalog - https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=27005   The Rain in Portugal - Billy Collins The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, … [Read More]

Campus Novels

Summer is ending and school is starting, so here are 8 novels set on college campuses. Not sure where to start? We recommend The Secret History. Here's a link to this list in the catalog - https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=26873 Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years … [Read More]

Left-Field Short Story Collections by Women

Call them magical realism, call them fairytale-esque, call them gothic body horror, call them speculative fiction, call them whatever you want - these weird, off-kilter short story collections defy expectations and conventions and take you in directions you won't expect. You can't go wrong with any of them, but your list maker's personal favorites are: All … [Read More]