When you are visiting the library in the coming days, we suggest you browse the new August staff picks display for books, movies, and even music CD’S that might interest you. Here are some highlights of what is currently on display: 

This month Rachel recommends “Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow” (j FIC Tow) by Jessica Townsend. The book is commonly referred to as “the next Harry Potter.” 

Recommended by Karen is the Voyagers series (j FIC Voy v.1-6) by D.J. McHale, an exciting sci-fi saga where the earth is about to go dark and needs a new power source. Only four kids will be selected to go to space to gain what is needed to save the earth.

The new title, “The Far Field” (NEW FIC Vij) by Madhuri Vijay, is recommended by Ivette. The story revolves around a young woman from Bangalore sets out for a remote Himalayan village to connect the death of her mother to a decade-old disappearance.

I recently finished and highly recommend an enthralling historical saga about the courageous women who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin. Inspired by actual events, “Resistance Women” (NEW Large Print FIC Chi) by Jennifer Chiaverini is an unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil.

Rebecca recommends the popular “Where the Crawdads Sing” (FIC Owe) by Delia Owens a novel about the “Marsh Girl” of Barkley Cove on the North Carolina coast.

The graphic novel series, Locke & Key by Joe Hill (GN FIC Hil v.1-6) is recommended reading from Shelbi. This horror series will catch your attention from the very start. It’s also available on Hoopla.

“100 Things To Do In Indianapolis Before You Die” (NEW 917.72 Pet) by Ashley Petry, comes recommended by Montica. This guide highlights Indy’s best places for food and beverages, attractions, shopping, live music, and outdoor recreation.

William H. recommends music of the 70’s — “Rock and Roll Heart” (CD 781.66 Ree) by Lou Reed, and “Don’t Fear the Reaper: The Best of Blue Oyster Cult” (CD 781.66 Blu).

Two staff recommended DVD’s are, “Digestion Made Easy” (NEW DVD 612.3 Dig) — recommended by Deanna, and “Bob Ross 3-Hour Workshop” (NEW DVD 751.45 Bob) — recommended by Alex.

Some of these titles you may checkout in Ebook or Audiobook format on Hoopla and Libby.

Finally, if you haven’t been to the Friends of the Library book sale recently, you won’t want to miss this Saturday’s sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library basement. Newly available at the sale are local high school yearbooks from as far back as 1906. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on fun local history items while helping to support library programs in the Youth Services Department. The sale is held monthly on the second Saturday.


Dawn Bonebrake works in the Circulation Department at the Crawfordsville District Public Library

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