Cooking with Young Sous Chefs

I like having this extra time to cook with my kids. I want to send them out into the world knowing the basics: how to make pasta and rice, scramble eggs, and mix up emergency chocolate chip cookies. These are some of our family’s favorite cookbooks, as well as the titles on our To-Be-Baked list. All are available to download through Hoopla Digital or Libby/Overdrive so you can get cooking while the library is closed.

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Get Organized

Anyone else homeschooling from the dining room table? Digging out a place to work under the “to-be-filed” pile of papers? Have some time on your hands and finally looking to takle some decluttering? Check out these audiobooks and eBooks on …

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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

When billionaire Vincent Pryce dies suddenly, Tuesday Mooney joins the leagues of Bostonians embarking on an Edgar Allan Poe-themed scavenger hunt for his fortune. Her advantage? She’s a trivia queen and expert researcher, and also walks around with the ghost …

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Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

After her best friend and lover hangs for the crime of Possession of Unapproved Materials, Esther stows away on the Library Wagon passing through town. But when she wakes up to the barrel of the Head Librarian’s revolver, she realizes …

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Virtual Bring Your Own Book Club

Friday, April 10,
3:00 - 4:00 PM.

Our BYO Book Club is going back online! Have a favorite book or two (or four) you'd like to share with fellow readers and librarians? Drop into our virtual book club to tell us about them!

Join the live video chat at at or phone in at 312-626-6799.

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

At home, Connell’s mother is Marianne’s maid. At school, Connell is a popular athlete while Marianne is a pariah. They fall for each other anyway, loving and hurting each other in equal measure. Everything changes in college, where Marianne makes …

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Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore

Looking for something gory, lightning-paced, and sized for your carry-on? Consider packing Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You, Scotto Moore’s sci-fi/horror novella.

This Lovecraftian tribute to the power of song begins when Airee Macpherson, a music blogger, discovers a …

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Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht

The Spring of 1966 is a great time to be a young spy in Argentina: the government is about to be overthrown, and CIA agent Vera Kelly has infiltrated a group of passionate, boozy, possibly KGB-affiliated university students.

But when …

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Are Your Online Passwords Secure?

Strong passwords are the key to secure online accounts. If you've used the same trusty password for the last five years, or use your child's name and birth year, update your password today by ...

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Severance by Ling Ma

Candace Chen is almost thirty and struggling through a break-up when Shen Fever hits New York City. Soon the subway is out, and her colleagues are disappearing. Is Candace the last unfevered person in New York? Will she notice? Severance …

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You’re on an Airplane by Parker Posey

I love the way actress Parker Posey commits to her characters, and she does not disappoint with You’re on an Airplane.

She performs her autobiography as if she has you cornered in the window seat. You will hear about …

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

These sisters have bad habits: Ayooli has stabbed a boyfriend or three in “self-defense” and Korede has always cleaned up the mess. When Ayooli starts dating Korede’s long-time unrequited crush, Korede asks herself how much she owes her beautiful little …

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How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

Does LSD have a place in your medicine cabinet? In How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, Professor Michael Pollan explores the history of psychedelics in …

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Noir by Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore returns to San Francisco with Noir, a novel satirizing the titular genre.

Set in 1947, foul-mouthed Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin is tending bar when a beautiful and crass dame crash lands in his life. Soon Sammy is

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White Tears by Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru asks the reader to consider the line between appreciation and appropriation in his gothic ghost story White Tears.

The main characters are young white music producers who bond over vintage reggae and blues. They make their living …

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