What We're Reading Right Now

Librarians are always reading (not on the job, of course). We read because we love it, and because we want to recommend books to you! Here's just some of what our staff have been reading this winter.
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    This one isn't new, but it's an educational nonfiction read that reads as easily as a novel. Trust us, you won't be able to put it down. Plus, there's a (not so flattering) local connection.
  2. Waiting by Kevin Henkes
    Librarian Carol writes "I found this children's book to be simply beautiful. It felt slow and soothing to me...much like I imagine the characters feel when they are waiting, content. I love Kevin Henkes and I think this is my second favorite behind Kitten's First Full Moon."
  3. If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
    Librarian Margie writes "such a sweet book with a wonderful message. Perfect for curling up with your child."
  4. Young Elizabeth: the Making of the Queen by Kate Williams
    "A well-researched biography captures the life of the young woman we know as Queen Elizabeth II, now the longest reigning British monarch...royal watchers will be fascinated by this in-depth account of Elizabeth's young life up to the time she is crowned Queen."