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Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse

A book review by Lisa Arthursen With so much going on in the world because of COVID-19, it might feel like the apocalypse truly is upon us. The world is scary and uncertain right now, which is why Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalyspe by…

I’ve Seen the End of You

A book review by Linda Helzer I loved the book, “I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know" by W. Lee Warren, MD. Dr. W. Lee Warren is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices…

When Breath Becomes Air

A book review by Conrrado Saldivar “What happened to Paul was tragic, but he was not a tragedy.” –Lucy Kalanithi A rising star in neurosurgery at the age of 36, Dr. Paul Kalanithi is faced with a terminal diagnosis: stage IV lung cancer. What…

2018 Teens’ Top Ten nominees

2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominees The 2018 Teens’ Top Ten nominees book list was recently announced. If you are looking for the best books of the past year, try one of these. The nominations are posted during National Library Week in April, voting starts August 15 and ends…

2017-2018 Soaring Eagle Winners

The 2017-2018 Soaring Eagle Book Award results were recently announced! Winner Scythe (Arc of the Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman 2nd Place Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse 3rd Place Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt Teens (7th-12th grade) in Wyoming nominate…

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

In Orïsha, wielders of magic were once revered, but then magic suddenly disappeared, leaving the maji defenseless as the king swept the land to exterminate all magic. The story begins with Zélie, daughter of a powerful Reaper killed in the extermination, trying to ensure her family's survival. Her dark…

Love is in the air

Fall in love with a few new offerings at The Library... Meet Cute by various authors Merrian Webster defines “Meet Cute” as a ‘cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners (as in a movie).’ This Meet Cute is a short story collection by 14…

Seasonal selections

Do you enjoy a good holiday read to get you in the spirit? Here are a handful of  YA books either set during or around Christmas. ******************* Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors Katrina wasn't looking for a reward or even a pat on the back.…

YA book recommendations – Fall 2017

The Library staff has a variety of reading tastes and luckily many of us read different YA titles.  Consider trying one of these recent staff favorites...   The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh "Would you volunteer to marry the prince if you knew he planned to kill you on…