It's Your Library; Check it Out!


The last time my Wife and I visited the UK, one of the places we went to see was Westminster Abbey in London. If you are a history buff, there is tons of it here for you to view and digest. One of the places I made a beeline to was “Poet’s Corner.” Many famous authors are buried here and the one I was specifically looking for was Charles Dickens.
 
I wanted to pay homage to my favorite author and did so quietly for a few moments, remembering some of the characters he had created in his many novels. I guess my one claim to fame is that I have read everything that Dickens wrote. Most people don’t realize that, except for “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens did not write books per se, but included chapters of his stories in a weekly newspaper. So he was actually a serial writer. It was only later on that publishers decided to combine all of these chapters into books.
 
I do listen as Patrons come into the Library and tell us about their favorite authors and what they like about them…favorite stories and all. It is always interesting to hear what people like. After what seems like an eternity, a big new book order has arrived and I thought I might share some titles with you:
 
  • A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence by Michael Wooldridge
  • Guide to the National Parks of the United States by National Geographic
  • Learning to Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out by Juanita Campbell-Rasmus
  • George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father by David Stewart
  • This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon
  • Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World by the Dalai Lama
  • The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child to Develop, Learn, and Thrive by Anita Collins
  • The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945-2000 by Tim Weiner
  • Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta
  • The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss by Hope Edelman
 
We have many more new fiction and non-fiction titles that will be added shortly to our collection. Add new Movie DVDs, and Audiobooks and we are sure to have something that will tickle your fancy. Please stop by and visit, it’s your library; check it out!