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.


Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy
Description: Baking-talent fairy Dulcie helps Mia make treats for a neighborhood bake sale but must return to Never Land before they are done, and Mia may not be able to finish without her help.
Call Number: J FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Bryn Greenwood
Description: "As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Description: In a small back alley in Tokyo at a century-old coffee shop rumored to offer patrons the chance to travel back in time, four customers reevaluate their formative life choices.
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Jay Parini
Description: "An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 920 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Kathryn Harkup
Description: William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions--shock, sadness, fear--that they did more than 400 years ago when these plays were first performed. But how realistic are these deaths, and did Shakespeare have the knowledge to back them up? In the Bard's day death was a part of everyday life. Plague, pestilence and public executions were a common occurrence. It was also a time of important scientific progress. Shakespeare kept pace with anatomical and medical advances, and he included the latest scientific discoveries in his work, from blood circulation to treatments for syphilis. He certainly didn't shy away from portraying the reality of death on stage, from the brutal to the mundane, and the spectacular to the silly. Kathryn Harkup turns her scientific eye to the Bard and the varied and creative ways his characters die. Kathryn investigates what actual events may have inspired Shakespeare, what the accepted scientific knowledge of the time was, and how Elizabethan audiences would have responded to these death scenes.
Call Number: 822.3309 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
James Joyce, Donal Donnelly
Description: Short stories depicting life in Dublin in the early 20th century.
Call Number: FIC Joy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido, Matt Hollingsworth, Chris Eliopoulos
Description: Clint Barton--a.k.a. the self-made hero Hawkeye--fights for justice and good rooftop BBQs! And with the Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to get some downtime from being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
Call Number: YA FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Howard A Norman
Call Number: B Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
Description: Offers parents of children aged 2-13 a practical roadmap to effective, productive, and more peaceful discipline, highlighting the fascinating and important connection between the way a parent reacts to misbehavior and a child's neurological development.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 649.1 Sie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
Description: Since her sister's death, Petula de Wilde sees danger in everything. A mandatory art therapy class with a groups of teenage misfits is the worst part of each week. She wants nothing to do with them-- especially Jacob and his prosthetic arm. When they work together on a project, he helps her with her fears. But a secret he's been keeping from her could unravel everything.
Call Number: YA FIC Nie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Yuval N Harari
Description: "One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 909 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Helen Caldicott
Description: With the world's attention focused on climate change and terrorism, we are in danger of taking our eyes off the nuclear threat. But rising tensions between Russia and NATO, proxy wars erupting in Syria and Ukraine, a nuclear-armed Pakistan, and stockpiles of aging weapons unsecured around the globe make a nuclear attack or a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility arguably the biggest threat facing humanity. Helen Caldicott assembles the world's leading nuclear scientists and thought leaders to assess the political and scientific dimensions of the threat of nuclear war today. Chapters address the size and distribution of the current global nuclear arsenal, the history and politics of nuclear weapons, the culture of modern-day weapons labs, the militarization of space, and the dangers of combining artificial intelligence with nuclear weaponry, as well as a status report on enriched uranium and an analysis of spending on nuclear weapons over the years.
Call Number: 355.0217 Sle
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Katherena Vermette
Description: "When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break -- a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house -- she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim -- police, family, and friends -- tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg's North End is exposed."-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Jennifer A Nielsen, Charlie McWade
Description: Sage was just a young orphan in the kingdom, until a nobleman by the name of Conner chose him to be part of a devious plan. With the kingdom on the brink of civil war, Conner needed something to unite the people, and he found that something in Sage. By making the boy pose as the long-lost son of the king, Conner hopes to use him as a way to avert war. But Sage begins to suspect that Conner's plans may involve more than he is letting on.
Call Number: J FIC Nie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson
Description: Two hundred thousand years ago in Africa, Suth, Noli, Ko, and Mana share their experiences after being taken from their families and people and placed in entirely new surroundings by strangers with expectations to survive.
Call Number: YA FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Shea Ernshaw
Description: Two centuries ago, in the town of Sparrow, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. For a brief time each summer the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But on the eve of the sisters' return a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Now Penny will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
Call Number: YA FIC Ern
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Jennifer Donnelly
Description: A wealthy family. A rotten secret. A young woman with more to lose than she knows. Josephine Montfort is from one of New York's oldest, most respected, and wealthiest families. Like most well-off girls of the Gilded Age, her future looks set - after a finishing school education, she will be favourably married off to a handsome gentleman, after which she'll want for nothing. But Jo has other dreams and desires that make her long for a very different kind of future. She wants a more meaningful and exciting life: she wants to be an investigative journalist like her heroine Nellie Bly. But when Jo's father is found dead in his study after an alleged accident, her life becomes far more exciting than even Jo would wish. Unable to accept that her father could have been so careless, she begins to investigate his death with the help of a young reporter, Eddie Gallagher. It quickly becomes clear he was murdered, and in their race against time to discover the culprit and his motive, Jo and Eddie find themselves not only battling dark characters on the violent and gritty streets of New York, but also their growing feelings for each other.
Call Number: YA FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Peter Pomerantsev
Call Number: 303.4833 Pom
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Jamie Littler
Description: "In a snow-covered land where monsters rule the icy tundra, only song weavers hold the power to control these vicious giants. But for centuries song weavers have been the subject of suspicion--how can those who hold so much power be trusted? Ever since his parents were lost on a pathfinding expedition, Ash has spent his life as an outcast. As a budding song weaver, his village marked him as a potential threat, even though all he wants to do is protect them. Eager to find his place in the world, he and his cantankerous yeti caretaker seek passage on the Frostheart: a ship-like sleigh whose mission is to explore faraway lands. There he meets a fast-talking, spunky navigator, a walrus captain with a peg leg who runs a tight sleigh, and a mysterious traveler who encourages him to hone his song. But can Ash's song weaving save the Frostheart from the monsters hiding under the ice? Or will his untamed powers put his newfound friends in jeopardy?"-- Publisher marketing.
Call Number: J FIC Lit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
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A Pinch Of Magic
Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy
J FIC Tho
Sapiens : A Brief History Of Humankind
Yuval N Harari
909 Har
All The Ugly And Wonderful Things
Bryn Greenwood
FIC Gre
Sleepwalking To Armageddon : The Threat Of Nuclear Annihilation
Helen Caldicott
355.0217 Sle
Before The Coffee Gets Cold.
Toshikazu Kawaguchi
The Break
Katherena Vermette
FIC Ver
Borges And Me : An Encounter
Jay Parini
920 Par
The Day The World Discovered The Sun : An Extraordinary Story Of Scientific Adventure And The Race To Track The Transit Of Venus
Mark Anderson
523.42 And
Death By Shakespeare : Snakebites, Stabbings And Broken Hearts
Kathryn Harkup
822.3309 Har
The False Prince [Audiobook]
Jennifer A Nielsen, Charlie McWade
J FIC Nie
Dubliners [Audiobook]
James Joyce, Donal Donnelly
FIC Joy
The Kin
Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Peter Dickinson
YA FIC Dic
Hawkeye 01 : My Life As A Weapon
Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido, Matt Hollingsworth, Chris Eliopoulos
YA FIC Fra
The Wicked Deep
Shea Ernshaw
YA FIC Ern
I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place
Howard A Norman
B Nor
These Shallow Graves
Jennifer Donnelly
YA FIC Don
No-drama Discipline : The Whole-brain Way To Calm The Chaos And Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
649.1 Sie
This Is Not Propaganda : Adventures In The War Against Reality
Peter Pomerantsev
303.4833 Pom
Optimists Die First
Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
YA FIC Nie
Voyage Of The Frostheart
Jamie Littler
J FIC Lit