Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Three women, each at a crossroads, each one a mother. The drama unfolds in an idyllic beach side community and reveals an intriguing take on ex-husbands, second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves to survive. Sympathetic characters, humor and suspenseful plot all combine for a good read.
A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman
Turn your compassionate energy outward and begin to transform the world in practical and positive ways. The Dalai Lama will show you how compassion has the power to:
- heal the planet by refocusing concerns that support life
- replace violence with dialogue
- affirm human "oneness" rather than setting up "us and them" thinking
- design education that teaches empathy and ethics
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. The Girls, by Emma Cline, tells the thrilling story of Evie Boyd, a thoughtful and lonely teenager who is drawn into the exotic and violent circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult.
The Dream Stalker by Margaret Ceol
A white Jesuit priest and an Native American woman lawyer hunt for a murderer while keeping mutual attraction at bay. The setting is a Wyoming reservation mired in controversy over the sale of land for nuclear waste. Wind River Reservation series #3.
Chronicles. Volume One by Bob Dylan
Poet, rock god, cultural icon. Recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature? Not everyone agreed with the Swedish Academy. Join us for a discussion of Dylan's autobiography which has been described as riveting, poetic, poignant and funny as some of his best songs. It sizzles with biting one-liners and radiates honesty.
Join us to discuss "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution," a 2015 book by Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy.
Enjoy hearing about new books or want to share what you loved about the last book you read? Come to this relaxed meetup to talk about what you are reading. This is an open conversation and staff will provide additional reading recommendations.
What 2016 picture book had the best art of the year? We've pulled the top titles getting buzz for the 2017 Caldecott Award, and want to hear what you think. Browse through them all and defend your favorites. Do you agree with the librarians' picks? See if your favorite wins the real award on Monday, January 23. Best for kids 5+.