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Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Posted by Pamela Bobker on June 8th, 2016

This summer we challenge you to read outside your usual preferences. Do you usually read nonfiction? then why not try a murder mystery? If you read literary fiction, try a book by a celebrity! Read at least five books: one book from any five different categories. Turn in your completed form by August 31 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


Book about an unfamiliar culture
Teen/YA bestseller
Book set in South or Central America
Book you haven’t read since you were a child
Book that will be made into a movie in 2016
Beach read
Book set in or written by an author from the Middle East
Murder mystery
Microhistory (book about a specific event or time period)
Book with an LGBTQ character(s)
Book with time travel
Work of science fiction
Book written by a celebrity
Book from the New York Times bestseller list
Book selected by the cover alone (without reading the back or inside synopsis of book)
Graphic novel
Book written by a person of color
Book with a one word title
Book published more than 100 years before you were born
Book about a road trip
Book featuring one of your hobbies

For additional books that fulfill these categories, check us out on Pinterest.

New Titles Added to Bestseller Express

Posted by Pamela Bobker on May 10th, 2016

Hurry in to the library– we have the hottest bestsellers!britt-marie-was-here-9781501142536_lg


Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Redemption Road by John Hart

LaRose by Louise Erdricheligible

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Nest by Cynthia Sweeney

One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood


Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and other Chewy Ruminations by Roy Blount Jreveryone brave

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New by Annie Dillard

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

Sponsored by Curtis Friends, Bestseller Express titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out for 7 days. Exclusively for Curtis cardholders, they cannot be reserved or renewed so you’ll have the best access to new titles, but you will have to read fast.  The Bestseller Express books are located in the New Books Room, across from Lending Services.

Come in to the library today and check out a Bestseller!


Another Time / Another Place Book Group – Thursday, May 12, 5:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on May 7th, 2016

MoteJoin us to discuss: The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven.

Day & Time: Thursday, May 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Second Floor Seminar Room

Moderator: Marian Dalton

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