Spy v. Spy

What’s with all the new nonfiction espionage books on the library shelves these days? Is it a plot? Keep your wits about you and click on the titles to check availability in our catalog. BiographiesAgent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben MacintyreAtomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs by Nancy Thorndike GreenspanCode…

Jean’s Pick of the Week: Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

There are family secrets, and then there are family secrets of the Sackler variety: obfuscations that span years, decades, and even generations; the ramifications of which irrevocably changed the pharmaceutical industry, indirectly led to the opioid crisis in America, claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and shattered families of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. These…

Cook Memorial Public Library at 100. The rest of the 1920s.

During the Roaring Twenties, the Cook Memorial Library underwent growth and development on every front, from the building to the staff to the collection to its very organization. The two biggest changes happened in 1923: the library board hired a new librarian, and the library taxing boundaries increased to include all of Libertyville Township. Smaller…

Karen’s Pick of the Week: The Push by Ashley Audrain

True to the praise on the book jacket, The Push by Ashley Audrain is a compelling read. The beginning of the novel is sure to pique the reader’s curiosity.   Who are these people?  How are they connected?  Why are they acting this way? It inspires the reader to keep turning the pages to find the answers, and yes, possibly finish the book…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Whether you’re ready to get out there and travel or you’d rather stay home and read about someone else’s adventures, here are some recent books from our shelves to take you away.Click on the titles below to check availability in our online catalog. The National Parks Make a Stunning DestinationRoaming America : Exploring All the…