Yesterday was America's Thanksgiving, which makes today Black Friday, a chance for consumerism to run rampant. Not all people choose to run out and shop like mad, some people choose to celebrate this day as Buy Nothing Day, which makes a visit to the library perfect. For those who may not know, Buy Nothing Day was started by a Canadian in 1992 and has spread to a number of other countries. On this day why not visit your local library and borrow a book or DVD or magazine instead of buying one. We are always adding to our collections, such as new adult fiction, mysteries, ebooks and titles for teens and children.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Crimson Shore by Preston and Child
This is book number 15 in the Aloysius Pendergast series. It is a series full of intrigue, potential mystical aspects and many thrills. A great read for those who enjoy a mysterious protagonist.
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
I have been a Rebus fan for many many years and I get excited for any chance to revisit this seriously flawed police officer with a serious love of music and alcohol. Ian Rankin recently was recently at the Appel Salon talking about his new book, so be sure to watch the full interview on our YouTube channel soon.
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
This is a revisionist take on Ancient Rome exploring how a small Roman city grew to conquer much of the known Western world all the way to the British Isles. What is fact and what is fiction and what is pure myth that surrounds this ancient global power.
I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis
This is a great series for kids who enjoy a little history mixed in with some adventure. The series covers such events as the Titanic sinking, the Hindenburg and tornadoes.These books can be great reads for reluctant readers, and boys love the action.
Big Nate: welcome to my world by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate continue to be funny and a huge hit with boys and girls of all ages. This series offers a funny take on how to handle the struggles of school and friends, something everyone can relate to.
Scholastic book of world records, 2016: special edition: epic wins and fails by Jennifer Corr Morse
Who doesn't like a year in review book with fun facts. This is a great book to read over the holidays or to just browse through to see what some people can do.