Enjoy these books to plan a delicious Thanksgiving Day feast and remember the history and meaning of this popular American holiday.

On Veteran’s Day, our thoughts turn to the men and women who have served our country. Many novelists have captured the power of war. From the rewards and horrors of the battlefield to war’s lingering impact on soldiers and their families, there is no shortage of vivid tales. Take time to explore the library’s many titles depicting the often wrenching experiences of our nation’s heroes.

Looking for something scary or haunting to read this October? We've got a bunch of books just for you! Below is a list of scary teen books that will leaving you wanting to keep the lights on. We've got something for everyone -- from the classic Edgar Allan Poe to zombies (Alice in Zombieland) to something a little newer (Shutter by Courtney Alameda). You can find the books listed below in the teen series and graphic novel room, right next to the teen room. Please ask the librarian if you want even more scary stories to read! 

Happy Halloween!

The recent death of Dr. Oliver Sacks reminds us of the importance of trying to understand the workings of the human mind. In recent years there have been numerous books about the complex workings of the brain, how it can recover from disease and how it helps make us who we are. Please check out the library’s titles on what scientists and others have learned about the brain.

American foodie culture is hot. Chefs – both professional and amateur – compete on TV shows; the local food movement keeps growing; stories about how food shapes our lives are popular; memoirs of talented chefs fascinate; and, of course, the perpetual search for great American and international dishes abounds. Take some time out to sample some of the many culinary titles owned by the library.