Books That Stick

Every so often I read a book that resonates with me for reasons I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the story or maybe the setting. After reading these books it is often difficult to dive into another one right away. A couple months ago I read such a book… Continue reading Books That Stick

What will you cook in 2020?

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to do more cooking at home? Whether you are vegetarian, flexitarian or eat anything, following are some of the most anticipated cookbooks coming out this year to help you keep your resolution. Milk Street Fast and Slow: Instant Pot Cooking at the Speed You Need by Christopher Kimball… Continue reading What will you cook in 2020?

Read Between the Wines: Book Recommendations to Spread Liquid Joy this Holiday Season

As a librarian who used to bar tend in Boston’s fine dining bar scene, I always am on the hunt for the next interesting read on all things wine. Here are a few of my favorite wine related reads on all matters red, white, and bubbly – and everything in between! Make sure to join… Continue reading Read Between the Wines: Book Recommendations to Spread Liquid Joy this Holiday Season

Giving Books for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, the dreaded time when I realize I have to buy a gift for someone but I have no idea what to get them because they already have everything. Maybe it’s because I am a librarian, maybe it’s because I like books, but whatever the reason, I tend to go the… Continue reading Giving Books for the Holidays

Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Spooky season is upon us! With that crisp, chill, overcast weather and Halloween decorations abounding, what better time to curl up with a spine-chilling read? The Children’s Department has a robust collection of Halloween-themed picture books, and of course we have creepy classics like The Wolves in the Walls, Coraline, and Scary Stories to Tell… Continue reading Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Tailored to Your Tastes

Did you know that WFPL librarians can provide you with personalized reading recommendations? It’s a little-known service that we’ve offered for years, and it’s as easy as filling out a form on our website. Our librarians are always happy to suggest books in person, but if you can’t get to the library­ – or if… Continue reading Tailored to Your Tastes

Latinas Writing for Young Adults—Adults Too!

Recently, while covering in the teen department, a young woman asked for books written by women from Latin America. The timing was perfect, I had been working on creating a display of Latinx authors for the adult department so I already had some titles in mind. What became apparent pretty quickly while searching the catalog… Continue reading Latinas Writing for Young Adults—Adults Too!