Category Archives: Staff Favorites

Staff Favorites: 5 nonfiction books we love

Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke by Rob Sheffield Rolling Stone editor Rob Sheffield oozes popular culture and arcane rock music trivia from every pore. But in a good way. In this memoir (his third!), he … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself Harmonica

All my life I wanted to play harmonica. So many songs come to mind that grab me.  There’s On the Road Again by Canned Heat or maybe Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ by Cream too. I … Continue reading

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Comics That Educate

I like to read comics and I also like to learn. I also like to read comics to learn. If you’re not one of the many people who already read non-fiction comic books, then you might find these reviews and recommendations helpful … Continue reading

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Columbia Branch Staff’s Favorites

The Columbia Branch staff put up a popular Staff Picks display throughout July to celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Program. Here are some of the books the Columbia Branch staff loved: Blankets by Craig Thompson This graphic novel tells a story … Continue reading

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Five for the Fourth and Fifth Graders

Did you know that we have book lists for kids in our catalog? And that our children’s librarians have been hard at work, revamping them? No? Well today we’ll take a look at Broadview Librarian Louisa’s list: Books for Fourth … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites for Children: Dogs!

Don’t Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs by Wendy Wahman In this delightful rhyming tale, children learn how to interact safely with dogs, such as how to approach a strange dog, give a dog a treat or tell if … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites: Two novels for teen readers

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford Each of the three Sullivan sisters has committed a crime against Almighty, their rich and powerful grandmother. She threatens to cut their entire family out of her will, leaving her vast estate … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites: Two children’s novels

The Farwalker’s Quest by Joni Sensel When Ariel and Zeke find a telling dart, an ancient form of communication, it catapults them on a perilous quest to discover the origin of the dart and, as a result, their own destinies. … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites: Two novels to start the year

Our newest edition of “Staff Favorites” — with book recommendations for children, teen and adult readers —  is hot off the press and on its way to your favorite branch. Here are a couple of novels included in the brochure: … Continue reading

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In the South Park Stacks: Short & Sweet

The South Park Branch features staff and patron recommendations throughout the library, as displayed on plastic-encased shelf talkers. Here are a few to check out: Petite Sweets by Beatrice Ojakangas If you prefer your desserts to be “just a bite”

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