Our Recommendations for Great Reading...

  • Adults

    Titles include best sellers, audio reviews, award-winning, book clubs and staff picks.

  • Teens

    Teen scene titles to fulfill your interests and curiosities.

  • Children

    Picture books, chapter books, award-winning and staff picks for learning and delight.

The Vacationers

By Emma Straub

An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family's two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

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September Girls

By Bennett Madison

Whisked away by his father to an unusual beach town in the Outer Banks, Sam finds himself having the summer vacation most guys dream of. He's surrounded by beautiful blonde girls, and, better yet, they all seem inexplicably attracted to him. But there's definitely something strange about the Girls. They only wear flats because heels make their feet bleed. They never go swimming in the water. And they all want something from him.

 

September Girls is a stunning coming-of-age novel about first loves, oblivious parents, sibling rivalries--and mermaids. This imaginative and painfully honest book garnered five starred reviews, including one from ALA Booklist that proclaimed it "a rare and lovely novel, deserving of attention from discriminating readers."

 

 

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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

By Kathi Appelt

Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

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Downloadable Audio, Video and Books

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Events & Classes

Check out our classes, discussion groups, craft groups, and storytimes for everyone.

Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Lunch on the Lawn: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at 12:30 PM

Read the book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling, bring a lunch and answer questions to earn 5 raffle tickets! Grade 3 and up. Discussion will be held in the Welcome Garden, weather permitted.

Copies of the book will available in the Children's Room.



Location: Lauri Ann West Children's Room

Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Family Fun Night - Evening Story Time at 6:00 PM

We are planning an evening of stories, songs and a craft to take home. Come and join us for this special evening story time edition. All ages.



Location: Lauri Ann West Children's Room

Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Novelknitters: Knitting Group at 6:00 PM

The library knitting group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. Beginners are welcome or bring a project to work on. To register or for more information, please send an email to coopersiegelref@einetwork.net or call the reference department at 412-828-9520 ext. 215



Location: Reading Room

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