It's Your Library; Check it Out!


I am always fascinated by what other people read. Obviously, tastes and inclinations differ and working in a Library reveals that to me regularly. Thinking about this, I decided to do a little research to see what the most read books of 2019 were. The lists I found had a few differences, but in general they tended to agree. So without further ado, here is the list of the top ten:
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Institute by Stephen King
  • Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ___ by Mark Manson
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
 
This list is rather neat as the Library has just about all of these titles. In fact, when I asked my Staff what they thought was the most read book last year…they all immediately said: “Where the Crawdads Sing.” I don’t think I’ve seen our copy of this book for months!
 
Speaking of my Staff, we have a rather interesting list of titles we are reading as well:
 
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (Jeff)
  • The Dog Lived by Teresa Rhyne (Connie)
  • Lady on the Hill by Howard Covington Jr. (Lisa)
  • Out of the Attic & Beneath the Attic by VC Andrews (Brandy)
  • On Tyranny by Thomas Snyder (Nancy)
  • Let me know what you are reading!
 
Speaking of programs (no I didn’t but now I am), I want to let everyone know about two upcoming adult programs at the Heritage which I’m really excited about. On Thursday April 2nd at 4:00pm, East Troy’s own Mariette Nowak will be giving a presentation called:
Birds, Bees and Bouquets: Learn how native flora not only supports birds, butterflies and bees in the garden, but also provides beautiful and fragrant flowers for the vase. Mariette, author of “Birdscaping in the Midwest,” will discuss some of the best native plants to include in your landscape for cut flowers and foliage, as well as for wildlife. Examples of floral arrangements will be shown for inspiration, as well as tips on care and tools to use.  Examples of native plant gardens will also be presented. Also on Thursday May 7th at 6:00pm If These Walls Could Talk: Notre Dame Cathedral: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was meant to be a place of sacred inspiration and a tool of instruction. This presentation will use imagery and art to share stories over the years as well as the future of the Cathedral after the recent fire. Dr Lorrie Wenzel will share her unique perspective on the Cathedral's artistry and importance to the French as well as travelers from all over the world. I hope you’ll join us and attend both programs (at the Heritage 3223 North Avenue).
In the category of “Now I know:” The Library will be closed on Wednesday February 26th so that new lighting can be put in. Believe me when I say I think you’ll see the difference when you stop by and check us out afterwards!