Collage of 2021 books
Daryl M., December 30, 2021

Season’s Readings everyone! Well, like 2020, 2021 has also been a year we will not soon forget. As the pandemic continues, and we navigate as best we can through what has become our “new normal,” the need for both respite and recreation has never been greater.

Collage of favorite books of 2020
Daryl M., December 30, 2020

Season’s Readings everyone! Well, 2020 has been quite a year, and not simply in terms of fiction and non-fiction titles. With the continuing pandemic, the natural disasters, and the civil and political unrest, the need for diversion and windows into differing perspectives has never been more important.

Author Noé Álvarez and his first-time memoir, Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land
Susan Fukushima, November 30, 2020

Noé Álvarez is a writer, a runner, and the son of Mexican immigrant parents descended from the Indigenous Purépecha people and raised in Yakima, Washington.

Novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy
Keith Chaffee, June 01, 2020

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840. Hardy was a novelist and poet, one of the major literary figures of late Victorian England. His publishing career divided sharply into two halves. From 1871 to 1897, he published only fiction; from 1898 to 1928, he published poetry.

Girl reading a book on her tablet
James Sherman, April 28, 2020

Sure we’re still staying put, and while social distancing has nipped our spring plans in the bud, it’s also great to have the time to slow down and read! Why not take a look at some fiction about people who are also sheltering in place?

Peter Swanson and his latest book, Eight Perfect Murders
Daryl M., April 10, 2020

Peter Swanson is the author of six novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Her Every F

Author Jane Smiley
Keith Chaffee, September 23, 2019

Jane Smiley was born on September 26, 1949. Smiley is best known as a novelist, but has also written several nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, and is a frequent contributor to essay collections.

English novelist and short story literary writer, Ian McEwan
Keith Chaffee, May 20, 2019

Ian McEwan was born on May 21,1948. McEwan is an English novelist and short story writer literary enough to please the critics, but with enough mass appeal that most of his novels have been adapted as films.

author John Katzenbach with librarian Ana Campos
Ana Campos, January 30, 2019

Every year our library sends a team of Spanish speaking librarians to the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico to purchase Spanish books. The selected books are new material from Mexican and Latin American publishing houses, most of which are difficult to find in the U.S.