Myths Retold By Women

Love. War. Deceit. Betrayal. Tricksters. Gods. Trickster Gods. Mythology has it all.Here's a selection of some of the best recently-published retelling and reimagining of classic myths by women.You can find all these titles in the library's catalog here - Trail of Lightning - Rebecca Roanhorse While most of the world has drowned beneath the … [Read More]

Nordic Books

It's Nordic Fest in Decorah this week, so here are 8 books that explore the 5 Nordic countries. (We'll save you the google search - Nordic usually refers to Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Scandinavia is usually just Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.) Stop in during the fest for the AC, a comfy chair and … [Read More]

Essay Collections

This week, we've got a list of essay collections for you. From John Green's funny, deeply humane Anthropocene Reviewed to Marilynne Robinson's blisteringly intelligent What Are We Doing Here, you'll probably find something on this list to make you think. And think. And think. Here's a link to the list in the catalog - [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]

Road Trip Books

What better way to celebrate summer than with a road trip. Whether you're planning an actual road trip, just doing some armchair traveling, or want to dive into an epic road novel you maybe haven't read before, this list has something for everyone.Here's a link to the list on our catalog -  Road Trip Book … [Read More]

Technological Dystopias

Who says summer is just for beach reads? These 9 books are technological dystopias, which is a genre that explores what happens when governments and corporations use technology to control access to resources and provide more power for the already powerful. Ironic, isn't it, that we're sharing this list on Facebook and that half of … [Read More]

Iowa Books

  Looking to read something local(ish)? Here are 9 books set in or about Iowa for your next read. Use this link to see all these books in our catalog. Also, did you know DPL librarians love to make book lists? To find them, head to the catalog page at and click on the  << … [Read More]

Cookbook Book Group

  The Cookbook Book group at the Decorah Public Library will meet on June 10 and July 8 at 7 PM to discuss Mely Martínez’s “The Mexican Home Kitchen.” The Cookbook Book Group is open to the public, but books and space are limited, so registration is required. Register by emailing Zach Row-Heyveld ( or … [Read More]