Books & Media

Staff Picks

Ready to try something new? Like you, our staff members are avid readers and movie watchers and they want to share their favorite titles. Check out all of our staff favorites on display at the library!

  • Circulation Assistant Holly’s Pick

    Posted on 2018-02-19 11:26

    The winter sea The winter sea / Susanna Kearsley (2010 fiction, F Kearsley)
    Carrie settles into the shadow of Slains Castle in Scotland, creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors, and starts to write about the Jacobite invasion of 1708. When she can no longer tell the difference between today and centuries ago, is she dealing with an ancestral memory– a memory that might destroy her?

  • Circulation Manager Patricia’s Pick

    Posted on 2018-02-16 11:24

    She sheds : a room of your ownShe sheds : a room of your own / Erika Kotite (2017 non-fiction, 690.89 Kotite)
    She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining, crafting, or alone time? Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. You’ll even find fun upcycling ideas to personalize your space. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!

  • Reference Librarian Barbara’s Pick

    Posted on 2018-02-14 11:18

    Still mineStill mine / Samuel Goldwyn Films and Mongrel Media (2014 DVD, DVD Still Mine)
    An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting story about one man’s determination to create a home for his ailing wife as they enter their twilight years. Based on actual events, that proves love is the ultimate triumph.

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