Staff Picks

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The library staff LOVES to read, listen, and watch. Here are some of the staff's favorites from 2020. Some titles are new, some are older, but all come highly recommended! If you are looking for more reading ideas, make sure you sign up for NextReads Newsletters

 Amanda - Children's Desk    
 Dig by A. S. King (audiobook)
 A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson
 Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due
 Consent (for kids!) by Rachel Brian
 Facts vs Opinions vs Robots by Michael Rex


  Amy - 2nd Floor Information Desk 
 The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
 Wilderness: The Gateway to the Soul by Scott Stillman
 Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (audiobook)
 Long Way Round: Through the Heartland by River by John Hildebrand
 Last Tango in Halifax (TV Show)

  Bailey - Circulation Desk
 Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
 Coyotes of Carthage by Steven Wright
 Us (DVD)
 Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen
The Craft Beer Cookbook:100 artisanal recipes for cooking with beer by Jacquelyn Dodd

Cynthia - 2nd Floor Information Desk
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Diane - Children's Desk
Hair Love by Matthew Cherry
The Starry Giraffe by Andy Bergmann
Mouse and Hippo by Mike Twohy
A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool by Teri Sloat

Jim - Library Director
The Hardhat Riot : Nixon, New York City, and the dawn of the white working-class revolution by David Paul Kuhn
The Jakarta method : Washington's anticommunist crusade and the mass murder program that shaped our world  by Vincent Bevins
These truths : a history of the United States by Jill Lepore
Country Music by Ken Burns (TV Show) and accompanying book
Ring Shout or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times by P. Djeli Clark

Kate - 2nd Floor Information Desk
Perfectly Golden: adaptable recipes for sweet and simple treats by Angela Garbacz
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan (audiobook)

Kristyn - Circulation Desk
The Hate U Give (DVD)
The Good Place (TV Show)
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (audiobook)
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

  Sarah - Technical Services 
 The Witches are Coming by Lindy West (audiobook)
 The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (audiobook)
 Untamed by Glennon Doyle (audiobook)
 The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (audiobook)
 The Shadows by Alex North (audiobook)

 Sarah - Administrative Assistant 
 How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee
 The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
 The German War by Nicholas Stargardt
 How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
 Killer on the Road by Ginger Strand