Staff Picks 2016

The library staff LOVES to read, listen and watch. Here are some of the staff's favorite titles read, watched or listened to in 2016. Some titles are new, some are older, but all come highly recommended!

Amanda - Children's Desk

Fascinating: the Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson
In Plain Sight by Jerry Pinkney
The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Amy - 2nd Floor Information Desk

Captain Fantastic (DVD)
Fly While You Still Have Wings: and Other Lessons My Resilient Mother Taught Me by Joyce Rupp
The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello (Audio)
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (Audio)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Audio)


Cindy - Circulation Desk

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War : How J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 by Joseph Loconte
Seven women : and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap a Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch

Cynthia - 2nd Floor Information Desk

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R Carey
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt

Kelli - Technical Services/Children's Desk

The Inquisitor's Tale, Or Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield
Maggie's Plan (DVD)
Tumbledown (DVD)


Kelly - 2nd Floor Information Desk

Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Girls by Emma Cline
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Klare - Technical Services/2nd Floor Information Desk

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance (audio book)
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (audio book)
Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Melanie - Circulation Desk

The Swarm by Orson Scott Card
Saturn Run by John Sandford
Leviathan Wakes by James Corey
Unto the Daughters : the Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori
Scrooged (DVD)

Sarah - Circulation Desk

Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Patterns by Jorid Linvik
Noro Silk Garden: the 20th Anniversary Collection by Pamela Wynne Butler
Common Threads: Weaving Community Throught Collaborative Eco-art by Sharon Kallis
Furiously Happy: a Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (audiobook)
Wayward Pines TV Series (DVD)

Sarah - Administrative Assistant

Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town by Harry Farrell
The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder and the Agony of Engine 57 by John N. Maclean
Kitty Genovese: a True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences by Catherine Pelonero
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Hellhound on His Trail: the Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt For His Assassin by Hampton Sides