Jo’s Pick of the Week: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I first encountered author Naomi Novik’s work with her delightful Temeraire series that featured talking dragons during the Napoleonic Wars. When the series ended, I read her standalone, Uprooted, an imaginative Grimm-like fairytale for adults that won the prestigious Nebula Award. Her newest book, Spinning Silver, continues along those lines and takes inspiration from the…

Macbook Air Laptop Available for Patron Use

Macbook Air, Anywhere! (inside the library) Here at Cook Memorial, we care deeply that our patrons are well resourced for whatever work brings them to the library. Along with the computer lab which allows patrons to login to a PC using their Cook Memorial library card and the digital studios which each have a iMac…

The 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley aficionado Emily Stensloff joins us on the podcast to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication. We talk about Shelley’s life, her feminist/anarchist upbringing, the differences between Frankenstein the novel and the idea of Frankenstein in popular culture, and why this 1818 book is Emily’s all-time favorite. Check out Frankenstein from the library…