Patron Book Reviews

A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes

Gripping, nail-biting throughout the entire book. Highly recommend it!

American Buffalo: In search of a lost icon by Steven Rinella

American Buffalo was my first experience reading an ebook. I found both the book and the experience fascinating. As an avid outdoors enthusiast, Rinella's account of his Alaskan buffalo-hunting experience was informative and entertaining. The ebook experience less so -- the page formatting was awkward (footnotes spread over several screens) and my assumption that ebooks could be read in the dark proved incorrect.

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Lissa See's novels are all terrific. Aside from learning Chinese history (this time during the 20th century in Shanghai and California) I was mesmerized by the story of 2 sisters whose comfortable lives are drastically changed by circumstances beyond their control. Can't wait to read her sequel, which was just released.

100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's by Jean Carper

This book had fantastic tips for not only preventing Alzheimer's disease in old age, but tips for daily living to prolong life. It has wonderful tips and suggestions for a helathy lifestyle.


Raffle Prize Winner

Congratulations to Brendan Lee! Brendan won a $25 gift certificate to Glaze Pottery and Art Studio. Brendan was selected from all the children who joined the library's summer reading program.  Have fun Brendan and Thank you to Glaze Pottery for donating the gift certificate.


Honey Tasting -- FRIDAY

Come sample honeys from around the world! Learn how to find the purest and best honey, and why honey bees in the U.S. are having a hard time. 10-2:30 at the Adult Reference desk August 19th.


Patron Book Reviews

Children of the Street by Kwei Quartey

Set in the slums of Accra, Ghana's capitol, this is the second book featuring Inspector Darko Dawson. THis gritty, suspenseful novel goes beyond anything that the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency would tackle.

Amy Knapp's Family Organizing Handbook by Amy Knapp

This book had great tips and helped figure out the logistics of a busy family, like ours. I highly recommend this book if you are aiming for a smoothly running day-to-day.

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower by Professor X

Funny, insightful look at higher education the the U.S. (a kind of misanthropic view, however).

When Skateboards Will Be Free by Said Sayrafiezadeh

A hilarious observation of the childhood of a left wing family in the U.S. in the 70's.

Salt Tasting at the Library, Thursday 10-5!

Try salts from around the world, as part of our summer reading theme, "Novel Destinations". Learn the major differences between salts, and some of the things to be aware of as a consumer. Thursday 10-5 at the Adult Reference desk.


Chocolate Tasting at the Library!

Join us for tasting organic and Fair Trade chocolate from around the world! Wednesday 10-5.