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.


Hank Green
Description: The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty
Description: "A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way. Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone's hand?Answer: Yes. That's because, due to atomic repulsion, you've never actually touched another person's hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you're approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you'd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 612 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Kit Rocha
Description: Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews' Hidden Legacy series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha The United States went belly up 45 years ago when our power grid was wiped out. Too few live in well-protected isolation while the rest of us scrape by on the margins. The only thing that matters is survival. By any means. At any cost. Nina is an information broker with a mission: to bring hope to the darkest corners of Atlanta. She and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to help those in need. But altruism doesn't pay the bills--raiding vaults and collecting sensitive data is where the real money is. Knox is a bitter, battle-weary supersoldier who leads the Silver Devils, an elite strike squad that chose to go AWOL rather than slaughter innocents. Before the Devils leave town for good, they need a biochem hacker to stabilize the experimental implants that grant their superhuman abilities. The problem? Their hacker's been kidnapped. And the ransom for her return is Nina. Knox has the perfect bait for a perfect trap: a lost Library of Congress server. The data could set Nina and her team up for years ... If they live that long.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Susan Bishop Crispell
Description: With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope Dalton runs alongside her mother, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants. The one sticking point is Ella's latest request: get a dad. And not just any dad. Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father who's back in town for a few months and as charming as ever. Noah broke Penelope's heart years ago, but now part of her wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The other, more practical part, is determined to protect Ella from the same heartbreak. Now Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Lori M. Lee
Description: "Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo. And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood―an ancient forest possessed by souls―to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a soulguide can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Julia Alvarez
Description: On November 25, 1960, three sisters are found assassinated after visiting their husbands, jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The sisters became martyrs, known as "Las Mariposas." They had a fourth sister who lives, and Alvarez tells the story of the sisters, framed by the surviving sister.-- (Source of description not identified)
Call Number: FIC Alv
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Iris Barrel Apfel
Description: "A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style, infused with the singular candor, wit, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide. A woman who transcends time and trends, Iris Apfel is a true original, one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design. As the cofounder with her husband, Carl Apfel, of Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company that specialized in reproducing antique fabrics, her prestigious clientele has included Greta Garbo, Estee Lauder, Montgomery Clift, and Joan Rivers. She also acted as a restoration consultant and replicated fabric for the White House over nine presidential administrations. Iris's travels worldwide and a passion for flea markets of all sorts inspired her work and fueled her passion for collecting fashion and accessories."--Amazon.com
Call Number: 747.092 Apf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Terry Pratchett
Description: It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating directly between Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali on the coast of Klatch which is spark enough to ignite that glorious international pastime called "war." Pressed into patriotic service, Commander Sam Vimes thinks he should be leading his loyal watchmen, female watchdwarf, and lady werewolf into battle against local malefactors rather than against uncomfortably well-armed strangers in the Klatchian desert. But war is, after all, simply the greatest of all crimes and it's Sir Samuel's sworn duty to seek out criminal masterminds wherever they may be hiding ... and lock them away before they can do any real damage. Even the ones on his own side.
Call Number: FIC Pra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Diane Kelly
Description: Megan Luz had only been on the police forcec for six months when she tazered her sexist partner in the groin. She's given a second chance, this time with a K-9 partner named Bridget. Together, the officer and dog investigate a mall bombing.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Mildred D Taylor, Jerry Pinkney
Description: A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.
Call Number: J FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Mary Balogh
Description: "All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. An infuriating lady with very definite views on men, morals, and marriage, Christine confounds Wulfric at every turn."--Excerpted from summary on book.
Call Number: LP FIC Bal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Fiona Davis
Description: From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home--a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
John (John Paul) Langan
Description: "In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Anna (Anna Lois) James, Paola Escobar
Description: When eleven-year-old Tilly Pages joins Oskar and his family on a Christmas trip to Paris, she and her friend bookwander into the land of fairy tales, where someone--or something--is causing chaos.
Call Number: J FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Bernie Su, Kate Noble, Jane Austen
Description: "There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie's life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters--beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets--and for Lizzie's viewers. Suddenly Lizzie--who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman--was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary." --From publisher's web site.
Call Number: FIC Su
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
C. K. Crigger
Description: Shay Billings is pleasantly surprised at discovering a new bridge over the river, as it cuts several miles from his trip into town. Ambushed and left for dead, he has even more cause to be grateful when the bridge-builder saves his life. Shay's savior turns out to be a mysterious young woman with extraordinary skills. More importantly, she's a strong ally when he and a few other men are forced to defend themselves and their ranches against a power hungry rich man. Marvin Hammel seems determined to own everything in their small valley, his intention to gobble up not only their homes and their livelihoods, but the water that flows through the land.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Rachel Ignotofsky
Description: "Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 704.04 Ign
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing : A Novel
Hank Green
FIC Gre
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D Taylor, Jerry Pinkney
J FIC Tay
And Then You're Dead : What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed By A Whale, Are Shot From A Cannon, Or Go Barreling Over Niagara
Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty
612 Cas
Slightly Dangerous [Large Print]
Mary Balogh
LP FIC Bal
Deal With The Devil: A Mercenary Librarians Novel
Kit Rocha
The Chelsea Girls : A Novel
Fiona Davis
FIC Dav
Dreaming In Chocolate
Susan Bishop Crispell
FIC Cri
The Fisherman
John (John Paul) Langan
FIC Lan
Forest Of Souls
Lori M. Lee
YA FIC Lee
The Lost Fairy Tales
Anna (Anna Lois) James, Paola Escobar
J FIC Jam
In The Time Of The Butterflies [Audiobook]
Julia Alvarez
FIC Alv
The Secret Diary Of Lizzie Bennet
Bernie Su, Kate Noble, Jane Austen
FIC Su
Iris Apfel : Accidental Icon : Musings Of A Geriatric Starlet
Iris Barrel Apfel
747.092 Apf
The Woman Who Built A Bridge
C. K. Crigger
FIC Cri
Jingo
Terry Pratchett
FIC Pra
Women In Art : 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired The World
Rachel Ignotofsky
J 704.04 Ign
Paw Enforcement
Diane Kelly
FIC Kel