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 - https://decorah.biblionix.com/?booklist=26731 Trail of Lightning - Rebecca Roanhorse While most of the world has drowned beneath the … [Read More]

YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we're trying something new: Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Leos and Virgos.  Most of our YA Librarian's knowledge of astrology comes from Google so if you know more about the Zodiac in all of its nuance we'd love to hear from you.  What books would you recommend for … [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]

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Never Have I Ever. (Season 2 just dropped on Netflix last week!)  Never Have I Ever is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama television series starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher.  This booklist is part of our "recommended reads for fans of" series of booklists.      [Read More]

Butterfly Garden Storytime

Friday, August 20 at 10:00 am Join us for a butterfly storytime in Decorah Community Prairie’s Butterfly Garden!   This fun and active storytime will include butterfly inspired stories and songs.  Participants will also have the opportunity to make their own milkweed seed bombs to take home.  Registration is required. Please use the form below … [Read More]

Pool Party Storytime

Friday, August 13 at 12:30 pm Join us for a pool-inspired storytime!  This fun and active storytime will include swimming-inspired stories, songs, snacks, and parachute play.  Participants of this program will receive free admission to Decorah Public Pool for the Day.  Registration required by 8/6.  Use form below to register. Url First Name of Parent/Contact …

YA Friday

It's #YA Friday and today, instead of making a booklist inspired by a topic, a movie, or a television show, we're experimenting with reading mood boards inspired by popular aesthetics: cottagecore and dark academia.  Whether you're looking to embrace all things pastoral or dig into a moody academic mystery, DPL staff have book recommendations for … [Read More]

Luca Booklist

We love making booklists based on movies, shows, and other media!  Today we wanted to highlight books for fans of Luca.  This booklist spans a variety of ages, featuring both picture books and graphic novels, and features books full of whimsy, friendship, magic, and/or adventure.  It is part of our "recommended reads for fans of" … [Read More]