And the mountains echoed [sound recording] by Khaled Hosseini
The Beekeeper's Ball [sound recording] by Susan Wiggs
Big little lies [sound recording] by y Liane Moriarty
One plus one [sound recording]: a novel by Jojo Moyes
The Paris architect [sound recording]: a novel by Charles Belfoure
The Rosie project [sound recording] by Graeme Simsion
Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — January 8
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — February 12
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — March 12
The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light by Paul Bogard — April 9
The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel by Fannie Flagg — May 14
Mr. and Mrs. Prince: how an extraordinary eighteenth- century family moved out of slavery and into legend by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina; researched with Anthony Gerzina
Black mutiny: the revolt on the schooner Amistad by William A. Owens
On her own ground: the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker by A'Lelia Bundles
The slaves' war: the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward
Equiano, the African: biography of a self-made man by Vincent Carretta
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As we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library, we'd like to get your thoughts on how you and your family use the library and your priorities for the space.
Please register for the appropriate session.
- February 24 - 7:00-8:30 PM; for those with children in preschool and younger
- February 25 - 7:00-8:30 PM; for those with children in kindergarten through fifth grade
We will have other ways for you to give your input, including an online option. And you are welcome to share your input in conversation with any of our Children's Librarians.
Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune by John Merriman
Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion by George M. Taber
Digging for Richard III: the search for the lost king by Mike Pitts
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.
You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG.
Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.
- Saturday, February 14
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself so fond of Dickie Greenleaf that he wants to be like him--exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.
Factory man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local—and helped save an American town by Beth Macy —The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia -- an unincorporated town that existed solely to fuel the business. But beginning in the 1980s, Bassett suffered from an influx of cheap Asian furniture as the first wave of imports struck, and ultimately moved nearly all its production to Asia. Only one man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man who used grit, tenacity, and will to compete against China and ultimately save his family's company.
Sophia: princess, suffragette, revolutionary by Anita Anand
Glow: the autobiography of Rick James by Rick James with David Ritz
Chaucer's tale: 1386 and the road to Canterbury by Paul Strohm
A royal experiment: the private life of King George III by Janice Hadlow
On my own two feet: from losing my legs to learning the dance of life by Amy Purdy with Michelle Burford
Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson
At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch