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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.

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

Events for Adults

Sunday Film Club

Cinema of Woody Allen
Our fall series of Woody Allen movies continue as Steve Hunt presents “Crimes and misdemeanors” In Woody... more

When?
Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

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

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When?
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Come Write In!

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)and you’ve always wanted to try your hand at writing the next great American... more

When?
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Come Write In!

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)and you’ve always wanted to try your hand at writing the next great American... more

When?
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:54am

Can't make it to all those Halloween parties?   You can be there in spirit with these creative, and mostly literary, costume ideas from Shmoop

Top Costumes for When You Can't Make the Party:

  • An Imaginary NumberWhen your friends text to ask where you are, just write back, “I'm an imaginary number!”
  • Punctuation in an E.E. Cummings PoemIt just wouldn't be right to show up to a party as something that doesn't exist.
  • The Higgs BosonTo be fair, you'd have to show up eventually, but you could get there several decades late…and we're guessing the party would be over by then.
  • GodotSpoiler alert: Godot never makes it to the party in Waiting for Godot. Brilliant postmodernism and genius costume.
  • The End of a Tolstoy Novel -The end of a Tolstoy novel never comes anyway…hey-o!

If you're like me,the trick is to stay home and treat yourself to a book instead.  These new books released today contain perennial Halloween costume role models: demons, a ghost, or a vampire.

Books to get you in the Halloween Mood

Written by Vita on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:44pm

Crisp cool winds, falling leaves, feels like Halloween is approaching; time for a creepy scary book to read!  ...Read more

Catisfaction

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

If the cat isn't happy, nobody's happy. You need to catify. Call ...Read more

Adult Recommendations

Holiday Food

I don’t know if it was Thanksgiving or the swiftly approaching holiday season, but I can’t stop thinking about (and reading about!) food. Whether I’m eating it, talking about it, reading about it, or making it, food is awesome! If you’re anything like me, be sure to pick up one of the following titles to satisfy your appetite for a delicious read:

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Part memoir, part graphic novel, this book will suck you in with its awesome illustrations, delicious recipes and musings on the author’s life, favorite foods, and family. I dare you to read it and not go eat all the things!

Born Round: The Secret History of a Full Time Eater by Frank Bruni

This witty, well written memoir traces the author’s complicated relationship with food from early adolescence to his present gig as a NY Times food critic. It’s refreshing to know that even well revered critics have their limits and weaknesses.

Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichl

Reichl was the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, and this, her first memoir, tells the story of her coming-of-age through recipes. Beautifully written and well worth a read for her excellent food descriptions and recipes.

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A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

Best known for her food blog, Orangette, this is Wizenberg’s recollection of the food and people that influenced her life. Each chapter includes a recipe, and her writing is so fantastic that you’ll be torn whether to keep reading or stop just long enough to cook something before diving back in.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks by Kathleen Flinn

Put down that box of Hamburger Helper and pick up this highly entertaining book about how Flinn, a culinary school graduate, taught 9 women from all walks of life to prepare basic meals for themselves and their families using fresh, simple ingredients.

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci

Relationships are like recipes – some are worth the work and some totally fail.  Melucci does a great job of navigating the sometimes rocky terrain of her romantic life by relating the men she dates to the things she loves to cook. Oh, and there’s lots of pasta!

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The Raven's Eye: A Brock and Kolla Mystery by Barry Maitland

For DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, of Scotland Yard, a tragic accidental death becomes a possible murderous death among the houseboats that line the canals around greater London.  Maitland’s interwoven themes and well constructed plot subtly pull one into the story.  Good read.

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

If Tara French and Gillian Flynn went on vacation in England together to an amusement park (think English Jersey Shore) this would surely be the outcome. Two women who haven't seen each other since they committed a heinous crime together as children cross paths as adults when one, now a reporter, visits the other, an amusement park employee, to investigate the brutal murders that take place in the vacation town. If you're anything like me, you'll most likely peg the killer within the first third of the book, but be warned that things are definitely not what they seem.  A perfect beach read for those in denial about the recent wintry weather or an equally creepy Halloween appropriate thriller. 

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