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Library Reads – March 2019 February 21, 2019

Posted by Dori in Book List, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, New Books.
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Yay the new Library Reads list is here! Recommended by Librarians nationwide, these titles are due out in March, so put them on hold today!

You can also search their Hall of Fame, which includes authors that have been recommended numerous times for Library Reads. Also, take a peek at their older lists – there are so many gems and you can usually find them right away!

Here are the March releases – click on them to put them on hold:


BONUS: If you’re the first person to comment below on which book/s you’re interested in, you can come in and pick up a free Advanced Reader’s Copy of The Library of Lost and Found!

See you at the Library ~

~ Dori



Award Winning Books February 19, 2019

Posted by Dori in Audio, Book Awards, Book List, Fantasy, Fiction, First Novel, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Non-Fiction, poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Winter Reading Bingo.
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Trying to fill that one Winter Bingo Square with an Award-Winning book? Look no further! There are so many to choose from, in so many genres, I’ll just mention a few titles and then give you links to lists, so many lists!

I’ll start with local award winners: The Anisfield Book Awards. I have attended the ceremony for the past couple of years and find it inspiring and a source of incredible reading material. Here are a couple of books honored there:


Then there’s the National Book Awards, a source of a fantastic array of titles, such as the following:


Love a mystery? Check out the Edgar Awards and a couple of titles they’ve chosen to honor:


And there’s also The Hugo Awards, for works of science fiction and fantasy, the RITA Awards for romance, the Eisner Awards for graphic novels and so many more. If you need help choosing a title, stop by the Reference Desk – we’ll be glad to help!

~ Dori



A Little Romance… February 14, 2019

Posted by Dori in Book List, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Movies.
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Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Grab some chocolates, a glass of your favorite beverage and curl up with a book or a movie. Enjoy!


~ Dori

February Playlist February 13, 2019

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I’ve decided to start making a monthly playlist of songs to share with you.  Here’s my list of February Favorites.  Some of these are being released on albums coming out this month, but some are just on heavy rotation in my life.  You can listen to them through the link above then place the album on hold from RRPL.ORG, or download most of the albums featured from Hoopla Digital.

Happy Listening!


Winter Reading Bingo – Books by Authors of Color February 11, 2019

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I’m glad I’m able to share with you some authors of color, since it is Black History Month.  However, let’s not limit our authors to African-American writers.  Let’s focus on people of color more broadly.  Here are a few:

James Baldwin, Early Novels & Stories, and Collected Essays.

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Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words and Interpreter of Maladies

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Tommy Orange, There There

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Rita Dove, Selected Poems

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Watch a Movie Based on a Book February 11, 2019

Posted by Mary in Biographies, Book Awards, Book Discussion, Debut Author, Fantasy, Fiction, First Novel, Graphic Novel, Movies, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult.
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Below are some suggestions of movies based on a book to encourage you to check off that box on your Winter Reading Bingo card.

Ready Player One is a science fiction film based on the 2011 dystopian novel of the same title by Ernest Cline.

Beautiful Boy is a biographical drama based on the 2008 memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and the 2007 memoir Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff

On Chesil Beach is a British drama film based on the 2007 Booker Prize nominated novella of the same title by Ian McEwan.

Juliet Naked is a romantic comedy/drama based on the 2009 novel of the same title by Nick Hornsby.

Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy/drama based on the 2013 best selling novel of the same title by Kevin Kwan.

The Hate U Give is a crime drama based on the 2017 best selling young adult novel of the same title by Angie Thomas (released this month so place a hold or check out as a quick flick for 3 days)

A Wrinkle In Time is a science fantasy adventure film based on the 1962 juvenile novel of the same title by Madeleine L’Engle.

Black Panther is a super hero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

Red Sparrow is a spy thriller film based on the 2013 novel of the same title by Jason Matthews.

The Little Stranger is a gothic drama film based on the 2009 novel of the same title by Sarah Waters.

If you would like more suggestions stop by the Adult Reference desk and we are happy to help.


New Fiction Roundup – February 2019 February 5, 2019

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Here are some new great titles in fiction to browse!  Click on the title, and this will take you to the catalog.

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Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li – The award-winning author of Kinder Than Solitude draws on her experiences of losing a child to suicide in a poignant tribute to the love and complexities of parent-child bonds that reimagines an urgent conversation between a mother and teenage son.

The Curiosities by Susan Gloss – As she tries to have a baby with her husband, Nell Parker takes command of an art colony full of eccentrics.

Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman – Discarding her late mother’s cherished and heavily annotated high school yearbook, Daphne is entangled in a series of absurdities when the yearbook is discovered by a busybody documentary filmmaker.

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Goulash by Brian Kimberling – Escaping small-town life to immerse himself in the rapidly changing culture of 1998 Prague, Elliott falls in love with an English teacher with whom he explores their adopted city’s wonders before historical events upend their idyllic existence.

That Time I Loved You: Stories by Carrianne Leung – A U.S. debut by the author of The Wondrous Woo finds the residents of a new subdivision in 1970s Toronto torn by a rash of suicides that are linked to dark undercurrents of infidelity, racism and hidden abuse.

This Is Not A Love Song: Stories by Brendan Matthews – A first collection by the author of The World of Tomorrow includes the stories, “My Last Attempt to Explain to You What Happened with the Lion Tamer” and “Airborne.”







Winter Reading Bingo February 4, 2019

Posted by Mary in Biographies, Book Awards, Debut Author, Uncategorized.
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Below are some of my favorite Memoirs to encourage you to check off that Memoir box on your bingo card. I hope you enjoy my picks!

Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover

Just Kids by Patti Smith

A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka A Memoir by Lev Golinkin

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

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The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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New Non-Fiction Roundup – February 2019 February 1, 2019

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Here are some new exciting titles coming in February!  Click on the title to find the book in the catalog and place a hold.

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison – An anthology of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s essays, speeches and commentary on society, culture and art includes her powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr. and her poignant eulogy for James Baldwin.

This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution by David Sloan Wilson – The distinguished evolutionary biologist and author of Evolution for Everyone builds on decades of research to outline a paradigm-changing new approach to the applications of evolutionary theory in today’s social and cultural institutions.

How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency by Akiko Busch – The author of Nine Ways to Cross a River explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art and science as part of the search for a more joyful and peaceful way of life in today’s increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed world.

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Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances that Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik – The New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters shows readers the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid “stuff.”

Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion by Nishta J. Mehra – An essay collection by the Blue Jean Gourmet blogger describes how her experiences as an Indian-American, the wife of a white Christian woman and the mother of an adopted black son have been challenged by rigid cultural family norms.

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi – A memoir by the multifaceted pop culture icon includes coverage of his experiences as a gay youth in a Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, his education at LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts and the making of his documentary, Unzipped.


Winter Reading Bingo – Mystery/Thriller January 31, 2019

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Consider one of the following series when participating in Rocky River Public Library’s “Winter Reading Bingo” during January & February.

Rhys Bowen – Molly Murphy & Royal Spyness series

Alan Bradley – Flavia de Luce series

Fiona Davis – The Masterpiece (published in 2018)

Spencer Quinn – Chet and Bernie series

Amy Stewart – Kopp Sisters series

Jacqueline Winspear – Maisie Dobbs