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Reader’s Corner

Library Book Groups, Programs and Kits

Whether you want to participate in a lively discussion of recent fiction, or sit back and listen to an author read from his or her latest book, we have a program for you. Already part of a book club? We have Book Club Kits that provide an instant book club in a bag – just add people! Or if you are looking for a recommendation for the next book to discuss in your group, check out what other groups have done in our Book Club Reading Lists. Read more about these programs…


New in 2020: Library Latest

We know you miss browsing the library’s shelves, so we’re bringing our newest titles to you — online!

June 24, 2020: Today, Chris is showing off some newly arrived DVDs, audiobooks, and more.

July 1, 2020: We’ve got some great new YA books to get your summer started right!

July 15, 2020: Start a new show or keep watching with these newly-added Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs.

July 18, 2020: Honor the life of Civil Rights leader and American icon, Congressman John Lewis.

July 20, 2020: Explore the US and beyond with these travel biographies!

July 30, 2020: Check out these titles by Native, Indigenous, and First Nation authors! 

August 3, 2020Escape the heat with these beach reads!

August 5, 2020: Go beyond the stereotypes with these books by authors with disabilities.

August 11, 2020: You don’t have to go far to find some great wordsmiths. Check out these titles by local authors!

August 13, 2020: Go back in time with these historical fiction novels!

August 21, 2020: Children’s librarian Amy is showcasing some new fiction titles from the Children’s Room.

September 4, 2020: It’s never too late in the grilling season to learn a new recipe! Check out these print and eBooks today!

September 11, 2020: Children’s Librarian Amy shares our newest picture books!

September 15, 2020: Checkout these titles from our new nonfiction collection!

September 18, 2020: Enjoy these titles from our new fiction collection!


Wowbrary

Wowbrary helps you discover the latest books, magazines, DVDs and CDs at the library, and allows you to place holds. Sign up for Wowbrary’s newsletter to receive a weekly email with what’s new.


Staff Picks

Here are recommendations from your library staff on popular topics in fiction and nonfiction. See our Teen page and Children’s page for recommendations for these age groups.

Read more…


NoveList

NoveList assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.  NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title, as a way to locate other authors and titles of interest.  Readers can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book’s subject headings field.  In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites.  NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated quarterly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources.

Click here to explore NoveList…


Online Reader Resources

Dazzle your book group with tidbits about the author and reviews.  See our Newspapers Subject Guide to search The New York Times and other newspapersUse our Literature Subject Guide for research on literary topics, including the BHS senior thesis and other literature-related homework.

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