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Join our Adult Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

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LibraryReads is a monthly Top 10 list of books chosen by librarians all over the country. You can see the current and past lists at LibraryReads.org
In addition, our librarian Bonnie stocks a Goodreads shelf with those titles for your convenience.

Adult Guides

Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Events for Adults

Let's Speak English

Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.

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When?
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Join us for an informal discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
One morning, recently retired Harold... more

When?
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
UAPL Book Circle:The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Join us for an informal discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
One morning, recently retired Harold... more

When?
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Help! How are we going to pay for college? Part 2: Beyond the Basics

In this two-part program, the Heartland Institute for Financial Education will provide tips and strategies to help manage the rising... more

When?
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:33am

If the cat isn't happy, nobody's happy. You need to catify. Call Jackson Galaxy.  He might look strange to you but he has a compelling story. He turned life around for himself and for cats, and their owners, across the county. His television show on Animal Planet, My Cat From Hell, promotes a better understanding of cats and their “mojo”.  He is breaking down the stereotype of the crazy cat lady and what it means to be an animal lover.

He recently got married at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.  I spent some time volunteering at Best Friends.  It is a beautiful spot capable of healing animals and animal lovers alike. When you have to scoop multi-cat litter boxes, and I sure have, I recommend scooping them with a view of the Grand Canyon's Grand Staircase.  

Related:

  • Bob Walker and Frances Mooney were the first to promote, and execute with style,the idea of the cat super highway that Jackson Galaxy advocates.  Check out their books The Cats' House, Cats Into Everything, and the Cats' House website for fun and inspiration.  The couple sold the original cats' house and moved to Virginia in 2013.  I am awaiting news of the new cats' house east. 
  • Kate Benjamin is the coauthor of Catification.  Visit website HausPanther  for information, great gear, and frequent giveaways.

Life Can Be Funny: Memoirs

Written by Bonnie on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:30am

There is a bumper crop of new and forthcoming memoirs this fall.  

Life can be funny - or not. ...Read more

Picture Time!

Written by Bonnie on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:30am

Adult Recommendations

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

If you're looking for something to brighten your dreary winter day, pick up Pancol's first English-translated novel. The plot revolves around two sisters - Iris, a glamorous, rich attorney's wife and her plain Jane, bookish sister Jo. The story begins when Jo's husband empties their joint savings account and leaves her for his manicurist, who he runs off to farm crocodiles with in Kenya. Jo is left to pick up the pieces of her life and raise her two daughters, Zoe and Hortense, on the meager salary she makes as a 12th century scholar. Iris and Jo hatch the perfect scheme - Jo will write a medieval historical novel that Iris will take the credit for, thus giving Jo the money she needs and Iris the fame she craves. As in life, things don't go quite as planned and hilarity ensues. It's chick lit done up en Francais; humorous, quite charming and perfect to curl up on the couch with and escape to bright, sunny Paris, if only for a few hundred pages.  

Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller

Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up with hoarders as parents? Kimberly Rae Miller dishes it all in this powerful coming-of-age tale about just that. We’ve all got that spot in our house that’s the place we put things that we’re saving for later because we know we’re actually going to use them. Right? Yes? Then months later we stumble across those same prized objects and pitch or donate them because, well, who has the time to do all the things?

Imagine, if you will, that messy place being your entire house and add in never throwing away anything on top of that and you’ll sort of get the idea what it’s like to walk a day in Kim’s shoes. She wasn’t able to ever have friends over and often had to conceal her parents messes and behaviors for fear of children’s services coming and separating her from them. Even worse, one house she and her parents occupied was so messy that it caught fire and they lost absolutely everything they owned. You’d think this would mean a fresh, clean start in a new, uncluttered home but that’s not case as things quickly start to pile up again.  But don’t just take my word for it, read this engrossing title for yourself to learn all about what it’s like to be the child of hoarders. For tackling such serious stuff, it’s quite an enjoyable read but be warned as there are a few graphic moments (think bugs, messes, and even a suicide attempt) that aren’t for the faint of heart.

If you like this title, you should also check out the nonfiction book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and the YA novel Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu.

Doctor Sleep : a novel by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep is not a re-telling of Jack Torrence and the creepy Overlook Motel.  The book works as a stand-alone novel, a bit of a sequel, but truly a new story with recurring characters from The Shining.

Starting with a summary of Danny and his mother's life over the past thirty five years, Doctor Sleep moves into the present where we find Danny coming to terms with his past; recovering from an abusive alcoholic father and fighting his own battle with sobriety.  Doctor Sleep is a humane story with a twist, characters can read minds, see the future, and communicate telepathically. However humane, King's ability to scare the heck out of you is still powerfully strong! 

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