Before MapQuest, Google Images, and TikTok, libraries had a lock on information. If you had a question, needed to do some research, or get directions, you called or visited your local branch. Reference Librarians Glenn Gotrik and Mary Andrew remember that time well. They have 42 and 41 years of library experience, respectively, and have seen it all! They sat down with our communications coordinator to chat about how libraries have changed — and how they haven’t.
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi was refreshingly different, a twisting blend of gothic, fairy tale, magical realism, with scintillating, lyrical prose, a hauntingly seductive setting, and intriguing characters. “The Bridegroom” (his name is never given) meets the woman of his dreams, Indigo, in the Hotel de Castenada. She is the wealthy owner of…
After reading Maria Jose Ferrada’s HOW TO TURN INTO A BIRD, one is left wondering… What does it mean to conform to societal expectations? What does it look like to forge your own path? If you dare to be different, will “they” accept you?
Erica’s Pick of the Week proves you should always keep an eye on the quiet ones.
This February, join us in celebrating and honoring the triumphs, struggles, and achievements of African Americans through US history. Attend a program, choose your next great book, or read staff reviews. You can also explore and learn more through podcast episodes, research databases, and other blog posts.