Staff Picks

  • Staff Picks: Banned Books Week

    September 21, 2022Staff Picks: Banned Books Week
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Lord of the Flies by William Golding Ulysses by James Joyce To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Beloved by Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 1984 by George Orwell Animal Farm by Orwell Maus by Art Spiegelman Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Color ...
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  • Staff Picks: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    September 15, 2022Staff Picks: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    The book spans decades, but starts with the main character being introduced to The Library of Forgotten Books. He is expected to choose one book to protect. That book is the beginning of an intriguing, sometimes spooky, journey to learn more about the author and find out why that author’s books are being destroyed. One ...
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  • Staff Pick: Landslide by Susan Conley

    September 8, 2022Staff Pick: Landslide by Susan Conley
    After a fishing accident leaves Jill’s husband injured and hospitalized in Canada, Jill must go it alone with her teenage sons (or wolves, as Jill refers to them) in their small fishing village in Maine. It’s no easy task—seventeen-year-old Charlie is preoccupied with a new girlfriend, and Sam, sixteen, is still reeling from a personal ...
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  • Staff Picks: Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett

    August 31, 2022Staff Picks: Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett
    Emma Starling has returned home in disgrace.  Once blessed with healing hands that could cure all manner of small injuries, she has now not so much flunked out of med school as just not shown up.  Now her motorcycle-riding ex-college professor father is dying of a mysterious brain disease, her brother is in recovery from ...
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  • Staff Pick: Let Me Finish by Roger Angell

    August 25, 2022Staff Pick: Let Me Finish by Roger Angell
    Known for his writing about baseball, Angell has produced a book of short essays about small moments he has relished in life. Insightful, comforting, and funny. Well worth a read.  Paula, Circulation
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  • Staff Picks: What We’re Reading this Week

    August 18, 2022Staff Picks: What We're Reading this Week
    PFL staff love to read! Take a look at the titles we’ve been enjoying this week.   The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Vol. 1 The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson Foundation by Isaac Asimov Roots for Kids by Susan Provost Beller  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond The Emma Project by Sonali Dev “The fourth ...
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  • Staff Picks: Beach Reads

    August 11, 2022Staff Picks: Beach Reads
    Beat the heat this summer by bringing one of these relaxing reads down to the beach or pool!  Unwind with a light comedy, cool off with a spine-chilling thriller, or turn up the heat with a sizzling romance! Whatever your go-to vacation genre is, we have it!  (Just try not to drop it in the ...
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  • Staff Pick: The Bear by Andrew Krivak

    August 4, 2022Staff Pick: The Bear by Andrew Krivak
    A gorgeous blend of fairy tale, magical realism, fantasy, and literary fiction. A young girl and her father live in the wilderness after the collapse of civilization. When the girl finds herself suddenly alone in the wild, she turns to the creatures of the forest to help her find her way back home. Krivak’s blend ...
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  • Staff Pick: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran

    July 28, 2022Staff Pick: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran
    This year’s Read ME selection bills itself as “a misfit’s memoir of great books, punk rock, and the fight to fit in.”  Can you get any better than that?   A coming of age story told through the lens of classic literature, Phuc Tran’s memoir tells the story of his family’s immigration from war torn Saigon ...
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  • Staff Pick: My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

    July 19, 2022Staff Pick: My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey
    Elementary school teacher Taylor goes on vacation to Cape Cod where she stumbles upon a murder scene and unwittingly links up with a rough and tumble bounty hunter to solve the crime. It was a fun summer read (warning – very spicy!).
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News & Updates

  • September 21, 2022
    Teen De-Stress Day

    September 29, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Space
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