Adult Fiction by Black Authors
Adult Fiction by Black Authors
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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (1974)
Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they […]
New Middle Grade Novels by Black Authors
Fantasy & Magic
by Dhonielle Clayton
Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds where Marvellers from around the world practice their cultural arts.
Feel Good Fiction
The weather outside is…..frightful! So, you might be in the mood for some light-hearted reading. Here is a list of feel good fiction: books that are upbeat, heartwarming or funny. Some new titles as well as a few old favorites. Click on titles to check availability and request.
Starting Now […]
Food as Friends: Graphic Novel Series for Beginning Readers
Delicious tales of fun and friendship – just don’t eat the characters!
Tater Tales: The Greatest in the World!
by Ben Clanton
A brand new series from the creator of Narwhal and Jelly! Rot is a mutant potato […]
Great Middle Grade Novels You May Have Missed
Great fantasy and adventure stories that may have slipped under the radar in 2022.
Lark and the Wild Hunt
by Jennifer Adam
When her brother disappears into the Fae realm, twelve-year-old Lark must try to save him by solving riddles, […]
Curtis Staff Picks 2022
We asked Curtis staff: what are the books you most enjoyed in 2022? the books you find yourself recommending to family, friends, patrons…? Here are their answers. Click on title to check availability and request.
Jocelyn, Teen Services:
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by […]
2022’s Most Popular Chapter Books
Some tried and true, some brand new – these were the chapter books that got check out the most in 2022. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
Bad Kitty Gets a Phone
New Large Print Books
We have added lots of titles to the large print collection. Click on the title tp check availability and request.
Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Secret: A Memoir by Matthew Perry (2022)
The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory […]
Force Daffodil Bulbs at Home!
We are coaxing flower bulbs to bloom inside this winter and you can too!
Please stop by the Youth Services Desk or upstairs Help Desk to get your free bag of five Tete a Tete daffodil bulbs and detailed instructions on forcing. Bulbs planted […]
Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
“Narrative nonfiction” is nonfiction that tells a story. In other words, nonfiction that reads like fiction. Other nonfiction is more “task oriented” – like cookbooks, diet books or home repair books. I like the idea of a continuum of narrative – ranging from “highly narrative works” that read like a […]
New Picture Books: Families and Friends
Welcome to the Big Kids Club
by Chelsea Clinton
Is there a new baby coming to your home? One who will sleep and cry and demand attention and…poop? Well, welcome to the…big kids club! This book will teach […]
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Would you like assistance researching your family tree, interpreting DNA results, finding a long lost relative, or uploading your DNA to public sites that allow police access for solving cold cases and identifying the deceased? If circumstances have prevented you from knowing much about your family history, DNA testing is […]