All Staff Picks

I Love It When You Smile
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A kangaroo mom tries to get her grumpy joey to cheer up in this funny and endearing story.
My Mother Was Nuts
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My Mother Was Nuts: a memoir by Penny Marshall The author recounts her life in an earthy and funny manner. The easy conversational tone gives the reader a feeling of talking to a friend over lunch.
Quiet
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A thought-provoking look at personality that often flies in the face conventional wisdom. A great read for both extroverts and introverts providing valuable insight into the workings of both personality types.
The Black Box
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The latest Harry Bosch novel finds the detective investigating a 20 year old case involving a Danish photojournalist. Harry's personal life weaves in and out of the investigation.
Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
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Fans of Edgar Allen Poe's works will be delighted with this creepy (but delightful!) musical tribute to his mastery of the macabre. Songs include "The Raven" and "The Cask of Amontadillo" and will leave listeners with chills.
Double Cross
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Double Cross: the true story of the D-day Spies by Ben Macintyre True story of the group of Allied spies who spread misinformation about the D-day landing in WWII. Coming from all walks of life, each of the spies own life would make for an unbelievable story. However, the stories are all true.
This Must Be The Place
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Told from multiple perspectives, this delightful novel shows a coming-of-age story, a love story, and a genius - though not exactly in that order. The mystery that slowly unravels through different eyes is well worth curling up in a cozy chair and reading straight through.
Willpower
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Is willpower just an idea? Is it a Victorian notion that has long since expired? Is Willpower a substance? Is it something that builds, contracts and expires? If you've ever tried to do anything beyond your regular range of habits then this book is for you. Join Baumesiter and Tierney as they explore the neuroscience, psychology and mystery of willpower.
The Grocer's Son
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Beautiful scenery, interesting plot, foreign film with subtitles.
Laundry Day
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In this delightfully illustrated story a young boy is trying to return a scarf to it's proper owner; on one small street in New York City he meets his neighbor's who come from China, Poland, Ireland, and beyond - all kind people, who are willing to help. This story is heartwarming!
Timeless
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Alexia is married to Lord Maccon a werewolf. As a preternatural, a being that nullifies supernatural abilities when touching others, together they have produced a small daughter with untested metanatural powers as well. They find help from allies such as female inventor Madame Lefoux and Biffy a part-time haberdashery owner with hidden depths.
The Marriage Of Sense And Soul
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Lucid overview of how science and religion could easily mesh. Exciting and clear ideas.
Hugo
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Where else can you enjoy an innocent children's fantasy married with an love of the magic of cinema? This is a film for the entire family.
The Flight Of Gemma Hardy
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A young girl at the mercy of unsympathetic relatives after her kindly uncle dies, a bit like a Dickens tale, this novel takes place in Scotland. Remaining strong with dreams of seeing Iceland and discovering her past as well as hoping to attend University in the future takes up her time; while searching for a home near the sea.
The Daughter Of Time
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Extremely well written. Inspector Grant in hospital is given a postcard of a famous man in history who was said to be a murderer. His police experience says no. Fascinating page turner.
A Christmas Garland
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It’s almost Christmas in 1857, and John Tallis is on trial for his life. Tense courtroom drama and a hint of Christmas spirit combine for an interesting story.
Everything I Know About Pirates
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Subtitled "A collection of make-up facts, educated guesses, and sill pictures about bad guys of the high seas.", this book had the library staff trying to stifle our laughter while reading it aloud to each other. A crazy spoof of non-fiction titles like Pirateology and Dragonology, this book may be enjoyed more by parents than their children.
Training The Mind And Cultivating Loving-Kindness
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A lucid guide to how and why to meditate.

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