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Staff Selections – Doug

While we are all social distancing, Doug Cooper was happy to share some things that he's enjoyed that patrons might find as a way to appreciate the chance to slow down a bit.  Recommended Blogs British Soldiers, American Revolution: This blog’s author, Don N. Hagist, does not update frequently. But, when he does, the stories…
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Staff Selections – Katelyn

Staff Selections – Katelyn     Katelyn, Library Assistant  Currently Reading:  How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones  Saeed Jones’ memoir is the moving and frank story of his growing up as a gay, black kid in Texas. Jones grapples with the realities of racism, sexual awakening, and grief from a young age. As the narrative progresses, he discusses his shifting relationships with his family including the loss of his mother. Even writing about the most…
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Staff Selections – Maria

Maria Kelly, Library Page I like romance and thrillers books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Richard Paul Evans. Anything that I read has to have a great story line for me to enjoy it. Just Finished Richard Paul Evans – The Road Home  I very much enjoyed the final story of this trilogy. The adventures…
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Staff Selections – Falicia

Falicia - Library Assistant Favorite genres of books: Fiction (anything with magic or fantasy elements), Arts and Crafts, Graphic Novels Just Finished: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson Set in the last emirate of Muslim Spain The Bird King follows Fatima, the sultan’s favorite concubine, and her beloved friend Hassan, the place mapmaker. The…
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Staff Selections – Sean

What I do at the Library: Coordinator of Community Planning. Adult programming, marketing and communications, some reference.  Favorite Genre: Yes. I’m a biblio-omnivore—I usually have at least a few books going in a few genres. If it’s good, I’m good. Currently Reading: Non-Fiction Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush This is a book…
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Staff Selections – Doug

Doug   What I do at the library: I work at the children’s desk and the circulation desk. I catalog library books. I am even seen on the reference desk from time to time.  Current Bookmark: A length of non-stick backing.   Favorite genre: History and historical fiction. My favorite time period is the 20th century.   Currently reading:  …
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Staff Selections – Linette

Linette, Library Assistant What I like about our library: I like to help people, and I like the contrast between the energy of the patrons and the restful space of the library. My favorite genres: I read a ton of science fiction and fantasy prose over the years, but recently I’ve become more interested in…
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Staff Selections – Victoria

Victoria W. – Library Director What I like about our Library:  I meet different people every day from all walks of life and different countries.  It makes me happy that we can help fulfill their needs. Favorite Book Genres:  Historical fiction, nonfiction (especially history and biographies). Current Bookmark:  Don’t need one if you read e-books.…
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Staff Selections – Pam

Pam Colt Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian What I like: fiction and non-fiction on a variety of topics. Just read: The Travelers by Regina Porter This new novel, both deeply moving and at times quite funny, follows a cast of characters – two extended families of different races and backgrounds - as they move through…
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Staff Selections – Alison

Alison —Reference Librarian What I enjoy—Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Cookbooks, books with multiple narrators and books with multiple time periods Just Finished—Memoir--I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi This is a memoir in essays. I selected it because Ikpi was scheduled as the lunch speaker at a conference I attended last week.…
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Staff Selections – Liz

Liz – Head of Circulation What I like about our library – Our Graphic Novel collection. My last job was in a comics store and it’s great that I get to feed that love by ordering books for the section here. Favorite genres of books (and audios): Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, True Crime, Gardening Favorite Star…
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Staff Selections – Molly

Molly, Coordinator of Youth Services I am primarily a nonfiction junkie.  Not a surprise because I am a history major. Just Finished: Bad Blood : Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. One problem with nonfiction can be the writing.  There is a danger of it being too dry.  An unfortunate…
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Staff Selections – Bridget

Starting this month, we'll be adding staff selections to our blogs about what staff members are reading, listening to, watching and more! We encourage you to visit the blog to read a bit more about the staff and encourage you to reach out if you'd like to access the materials that we suggest or have…
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