TAGS: Staff picks

Staff Picks for May

I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that the library staff all LOVE TO READ!   Each month a few of our staffers will share some of  the books they love the best.

Joani Ascher 

Joani works in the Children’s Room at Main Library, and is herself an author of some great mysteries (available at the library). 

World without End by Ken Follett

 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (series) by Steig Larsson

 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

  World Without End Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Art of Racing in the RainPeople of the Book

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Joanne Beckerich

Joanne Beckerich

Joanne is in charge of the library’s publicity and programs for adults.  She created this month’s display of Staff Picks at the Main Library.

The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely

The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher F. Chabris

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey through Poems

Upside of IrrationalityInvisible GorillaBook ThiefShe walks in beauty

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Donita Brown

Donita Brown

Donita is in charge of organizing the magazines and newspapers, and is a friendly face at the Main Library’s Main Desk.

Every Day a Friday by Joel Osteen

Cross by James Patterson

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Every Day a FridayCross206 BonesBones are Forever

Staff Picks for June

Each month a few of our staffers are sharing some of  the books they love the best.

Kathleen ChampionKathleen Champion
Kathy was for many years the library’s Administrative Assistant, and kept the whole library running.  Now she works part-time at our Main Library Information Desk (but she still knows all our secrets).

Possession by A. S. Byatt

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


American Wife

  Paris to the MoonHistorian

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AmandaAmanda Eigen
Amanda is our media coordinator, in charge of all our dvds, audiobooks, music cds and other non-print items.  She is also one of our reference librarians and webmasters.  Amanda is a very busy person!

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Watership DownTuck EverlastingVaclav and LenaProdigal Summer

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Jane Folger

Jane is the library’s Head of Children’s Services, in charge of our terrific programs and collections for kids.

by R. J. Palacio

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Toys Come Home by Laura Schlitz

My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

WonderInvention of Hugo CabretToys Come HomeMy Family and Other Animals

Staff Picks for Summer

Each month a few of our staffers are sharing some of  the books they love the best.

Ellen FrankoskiEllen Frankoski

Ellen leads the circulation desk in the Children’s Room.  Here are some of her favorite reads for grown-ups.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  by John Berendt

Cutting for Stone

  Bluest EyeJust KidsMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Wendy GrzelewskiWendy Grzelewski

Wendy helps the public at the Main Library’s adult circulation desk.

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Spark by Julie Burstein

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The SparrowBel CantoSparkLost Horizon

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Liz HoensLiz Hoens

Liz is a Children’s Librarian at the Main Library.  She was recently profiled in The Patch

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Paper Towns by John Green

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Shadow of the WindPaper TownsRunning with ScissorsIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?