What Are Your Librarians Reading?

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We don't just work in libraries because we love books, but it's certainly a big plus!

Here's a sneak peek at what some of your librarians are reading this month.


Darlene R Stille
Call Number: ER 614.4 Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2020
Ali Khan, William Patrick
Description: "A former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out his theories on when, where and how the next major disease outbreak will arrive."--NoveList.
Call Number: 362.1 Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2020
Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura A. (Clinical social work/therapist) Jacobs
Description: Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues. --Publisher.
Call Number: 306.768 Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Madeleine Wickham
Description: A weekend tennis party becomes study of modern marriage for four very different couples of varying economic, social, and interest levels as together they encounter two days of anger, shock, revelations, and romance.
Call Number: FIC Wic
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna
Description: James Baraz joins with Michele Lilyana to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together. This unique offering nourishes both adults and kids. James shares the practices for the adults--parents, caregivers, and teachers. Michele offers her own experiencesas a parent and as a teacher, showing how the themes work with kids, followed by the tried and true lessons that she's used herself in the classroom and at home. Packed with practices and activities that James and Michele have gathered over their years of working with adults and children in retreats, workshops, and the classroom.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 155.4 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Leslie Gray Streeter
Description: "Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle. ("New widow lifestyle." Sounds like something you'd find products for on daytime TV, like comfy track suits and compression socks. Wait, is a widow even allowed to make jokes?) Looking at widowhood through the prism of race, mixed marriage, and aging, Black Widow redefines the stages of grief, from coffin shopping to day-drinking, to being a grown-ass woman crying for your mommy, to breaking up and making up with God, to facing the fact that life goes on even after the death of the person you were supposed to live it with. While she stumbles toward an uncertain future as a single mother raising a baby with her own widowed mother (plot twist!), Leslie looks back on her love story with Scott, recounting their journey through racism, religious differences, and persistent confusion about what kugel is. Will she find the strength to finish the most important thing that she and Scott started? Tender, true, and endearingly hilarious, Black Widow is a story about the power of love, and how the only guide book for recovery is the one you write yourself." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.883 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Robert Jackson Bennett
Description: "The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions--until its divine protectors were killed. Now, Bulikov's history has been censored and erased, its citizens subjegated. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to solve a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem, and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Anna Burns
Description: "In the small town of Tiptoe Floorboard, the Doe clan, a close-knit family of criminals and victims, has the run of the place. Yet there are signs that patriarch John Doe's reign may be coming to an end. When Jetty Doe breaks into a gun store and makes off with a Kalashnikov, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. But while Jetty is making her way across town in a taxi, an elusive, chatty narrator takes us on a wild journey, zooming in and out on various members of the Doe clan with long, digressive riffs that chase down the causes and repercussions of Jetty's act." --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Diane Di Prima
Description: Portrays the coming of age of a young female artist coming of age intellectually and sensually in the beatnik atmosphere of 1950s New York.
Call Number: FIC Di P
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Tim Marshall
Description: All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.
Call Number: 320.12 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Description: In one of Christie's most twisted tales, Poirot must navigate the mind of a serial killer as he systematically kills his way through the alphabet.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Veronica Raimo, Stash Luczkiw
Description: "While on vacation on an idyllic island called Miden, a seemingly aimless woman meets an attractive man and leaves her country to be with him. A few months later, newly pregnant and just beginning to feel comfortable in her lover's space, her life is upended when a girl arrives at the door. Slight and pretty, the girl discloses a drawn out and violent affair she's had with her professor, the father of the woman's unborn child. In alternating perspectives, the professor and his girlfriend reflect upon their lives, each other, and their interloper. As the community gathers testimony and considers the case, the couple is forced to confront their own paranoia, fetishes, and transgressions in light of the student's accusations. Provocative and unnerving, The Girl at the Door explores the bureaucracy of a scandal, and the thin line between lust and possession. In an age in which blunt power and fickle nuance take turns upon the stage, Raimo has delivered an intoxicating exploration of the politics and power of sex."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan
Description: Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.
Call Number: J FIC Val
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Mackenzi Lee
Description: A year after a whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind: avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. But the administrators, see men as the sole guardians of science. When a doctor she idolizes marries a friend of hers in Germany, Felicity believes he could change her future. A mysterious young woman will pay Felicity's way, if Felicity will let her travel along-- as her maid. Soon they're on a perilous quest that leads them across the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Gregg Olsen
Description: Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she's flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase--whose murder case ended her career. As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girl's grieving father begs Nicole for help, she's drawn back into the investigation...and given one shot at redemption. But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?
Call Number: FIC Ols
Format: Book
Date Added: May 29, 2020
Brandon Sanderson, Kate Reading, Michael (Narrator) Kramer
Description: A new epic series by the best-selling writer of Robert Jordan's final Wheel of Time novels introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery and a woman who would save her impoverished house.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 29, 2020
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Outbreak! : The Science Of Pandemics
Darlene R Stille
ER 614.4 Sti
Memoirs Of A Beatnik
Diane Di Prima
FIC Di P
The Next Pandemic : On The Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers
Ali Khan, William Patrick
362.1 Kha
Prisoners Of Geography : Ten Maps That Explain Everything About The World
Tim Marshall
320.12 Mar
"You're In The Wrong Bathroom!" : And 20 Other Myths And Misconceptions About Transgender And Gender Nonconforming People
Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura A. (Clinical social work/therapist) Jacobs
306.768 Eri
The A.b.c. Murders [Audiobook]
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
FIC Chr
40 Love : A Novel
Madeleine Wickham
FIC Wic
The Girl At The Door
Veronica Raimo, Stash Luczkiw
FIC Rai
Awakening Joy For Kids : A Hands-on Guide For Grown-ups To Nourish Themselves And Raise Mindful, Happy Children
James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna
155.4 Bar
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making
Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan
J FIC Val
Black Widow : A Sad-funny Journey Through Grief For People Who Normally Avoid Books With Words Like "Journey" In The Title
Leslie Gray Streeter
306.883 Str
The Lady's Guide To Petticoats And Piracy
Mackenzi Lee
YA FIC Lee
City Of Stairs : A Novel
Robert Jackson Bennett
FIC Ben
The Sound Of Rain
Gregg Olsen
FIC Ols
Little Constructions : A Novel
Anna Burns
FIC Bur
The Way Of Kings [Audiobook]
Brandon Sanderson, Kate Reading, Michael (Narrator) Kramer
FIC San