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100 Notable Books of 2017

Olimpia Zagnoli

Happy Friday and Happy December!  It’s hard to believe but 2017 is almost over, so how better to wrap up the year than by reflecting upon the notable books that were published this year?  The New York Times just released their annual list of “The year’s notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.  This list represents books reviewed since December 4, 2016, when the previous Notables list was published.” 

Check it out to see if you agree with their choices.  Don’t forget that you can put in a “purchase request” for a specific book so that you may be one of the first people to read the book here at the library.  And as always, if this list inspires you to read a specific author’s older works and we don’t have the item you’re looking for, feel free to fill out a form for Interlibrary Loan and we’ll do our best to find the item for you from another library.


2017 Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award

Happy Friday!  2017 is the 65th anniversary of the “Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award.”  This award seeks “to recognize the best in children’s literature and bring great books to young readers.”  These books are chosen strictly on artistic merit by a panel of three judges; “Steven Guarnaccia, an associate professor of illustration at Parsons The… Continue Reading

Teen Reads Week

This week, October 8th-14th, is Teen Read Week!  Young Adult (YA) books have recently gained a lot of attention for readers of all ages.  Time magazine has called this the “golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation…they’ve produced characters and conceits that have… Continue Reading

Banned Books Week 2017

Happy Banned Books Week!  This week is an annual event celebrating the right to read!  It highlights the value of free and open access to information.  Books can be banned or challenged for any number of reasons, including containing offensive language and being unsuited to any age group.  In 2016 alone there were 323 challenges… Continue Reading

Fall Movie Preview

While the official start of fall isn’t until September 21st, it always feels like the beginning of the month is the unofficial start of fall!  Along with cooler weather this season brings a lot of new movies!  The Seattle Times compiled a list of 44 movies that are coming out in the next few months.… Continue Reading

A Review of 38 Years

The New York Times Book Review has been published as a weekly supplement to The New York Times since 1896.  “It’s one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry.”  It was just announced last week that after serving as chief book critic of The New York Times that Michiko… Continue Reading

Millennials in the Library

Millennials (the youngest adult generation) seem to get a bad reputation lately for many things lately.  However, a new Pew Research report just came out that “Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries.”  Surprisingly, about 50% of this generation have physically visited either a public library or bookmobile in 2016!… Continue Reading

Harry Potter News!

Harry Potter fans rejoice!  On October 20th two new Harry Potter books will be released!  The two books, Harry Potter-A Journey Through the History of Magic and Harry Potter-A History of Magic are being released “as part of an exhibition at the British Library” all part of the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter… Continue Reading





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