Book Flight- A Dog’s Purpose

Book Flight- A Dog’s Purpose

You gave us a book you’ve read recently. We prove three books based off of a related theme

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here?

Books about man’s best friend

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Get on the List (11/02/2020)

Get on the List – 11/02/2020

Each Monday we’ll share some books that are on order so you can get on the holds list early. Visit our My Account page to learn how to Place Holds Online. You can also visit our What’s Next page to see and search all our new books.

Fiction

Tower of Babel by Michael Sears

(Release date: April 6, 2021) Queens, New York—the most diverse place on earth. Native son Ted Malloy knows these streets like the back of his hand. Ted was once a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, but after a spectacular fall from grace, he has found himself back on his home turf, scraping by as a foreclosure profiteer. It’s a grubby business, but a safe one—until Ted’s case sourcer, a mostly-reformed small-time conman named Richie Rubiano, turns up murdered shortly after tipping Ted off to an improbably lucrative lead. With Richie’s widow on his back and shadows of the past popping up at every turn, Ted realizes he’s gotten himself embroiled in a murder investigation. His quest for the truth—and to protect his own tucchus—will take him all over Queens, plunging him into the machinations of greedy developers, mobsters, enraged activists, old litigator foes and old-fashioned New York City operators. (from Goodreads.com)

Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin

(Release date: May 4, 2021) Welcome to Oak Bluffs, the most exclusive black beach community in the country. Known for its gingerbread Victorian-style houses and modern architectural marvels, this picturesque town hugging the sea is a mecca for the crème de la crème of black society—where Michelle and Barack Obama vacation and Meghan Markle has shopped for a house for her mom. Black people have lived in this pretty slip of the Vineyard since the 1600s and began buying property in the 1800s, making this posh town the embodiment of “old money.”

Every summer, Esperenza “Perry” Soto, a beautiful and talented Afro-Latina lawyer, escapes the fetid heat of New York City for the gorgeous weather, cool water, and stunning views Oak Bluffs offers. Sharing a cottage on the beach, owned by her “Ama”, with her husband and two god sisters, Perry is looking forward to trading meetings and clients for days of languor and fun.

When Memorial Day arrives and the season begins, some of the nation’s wealthiest, most powerful, and famous from the worlds of politics, art, and entertainment meet to swim, dance, party, and chill. While a few can’t leave work behind, others indulge in a different kind of business affair. 

But this summer on the Bluffs is different. Ama is moving to the south of France to reunite with her college sweetheart. She is going to give the house to one of her goddaughters and she has invited all three of them to spend the summer with her the way they did when they were kids. Each of the women want the house desperately. Each is grappling with a secret that they fear will make them lose Ama’s approval and the house. . . .(from Goodreads.com)


Nonfiction

Every Breath You Take : exploring the science of our changing atmosphere by Mark Broomfield

(Release Date: October 6, 2020) With seven million early deaths a year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But even though we breathe in and out every few seconds, few of us really know what’s in the air all around us. In Every Breath You Take, air quality specialist—and full-time breather—Dr. Mark Broomfield connects the dots from the atmosphere on distant planets to the holes in the ozone layer to the particles in our lungs. (from Goodreads.com

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey

(Release Date: September 29, 2020) It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me. (from Goodreads.com)

Book Flights – 10% Human

Book Flights – 10% Human

You gave us a book you’ve read recently. We prove three books based off of a related theme

10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness
by Alanna Collen

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony.

Book on the tiny organisms in our body

Servicios Actualizados

1 de julio, 2020

Para usar el servicio de recoger materiales de la ventanilla de autoservicio, favor de llamarnos antes de llegar a la biblioteca at 610-820-2400 x2 o usar el catálogo en línea para reservar su libro o material audiovisual.  Trabajaremos bien duro para agarrar sus materiales de los estantes, ponerlos en una bolsa para que estén listos a recoger cuando Ud. llegue a la ventanilla.

La ventanilla de autoservicio está abierta según nuestro horario de verano:

lunes a sábado 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tiene que mostrarnos su tarjeta de la biblioteca válida en la ventanilla para recoger sus materiales.

NO se puede entregar sus materiales de la biblioteca ni pagar sus multas en la ventanilla de autoservicio.  Favor de entregar sus materiales de la biblioteca en el buzón de devoluciones localizado en el estacionamiento detrás del edificio.  La biblioteca va a poner los libros entregados en cuarentena según las presentes directrices antes de colocarlos de nuevo en los estantes.

¡Nuestros Bibliotecarios, el Personal de Circulación y Servicios Técnicos siguen trabajando duro para proveer al público una selección más grande de libros electrónicos y audiolibros electrónicos populares y programas virtuales, “Ask Us 24/7”, videos, críticas de libros, y mucho más!

¡Apreciamos mucho a nuestros clientes y estamos muy contentos de servirles!

Service Update

July 1, 2020

You may now pick up materials either at the library’s drive up window or from inside the library!

For Drive-thru window pickup service, please call ahead or use the online library catalog to reserve your items. We will work diligently to pull and bag your materials so they are ready to go when you arrive at the window.

The pickup window is open 10AM – 4PM Monday through Saturday. You must present your valid library card at the drive-thru window for materials pickup.

Return items and fines will NOT be accepted at the drive thru window. Please use the drop box in the rear parking lot. The library will quarantine returned books according to current guidelines before they are released to the stacks.

No books may be brought into the library. Please drop off any returned materials including CDs and DVDs at the book drop in the rear parking lot or front of the building for quarantine.

Our Librarians, Circulation and Technical Services staff continue to work behind-the-scenes to provide you with a larger selection of popular eBooks and e-Audiobooks, virtual programs, Ask Us 24/7, videos, book reviews, and more!

We appreciate our patrons and are happy to serve you!