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Recommended Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi “In this sweeping epic that spans seven generations and extends from West Africa to the United States, Gyasi takes readers on an emotional, heartbreaking, and ultimately affirming journey. Told in alternating verses, the story follows the lineages of two half-sisters whose family histories connect in unexpected and surprising ways The ending that […]

Recommended Read — Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Stiff bookcover

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach “While probably not a topic you thought you’d ever read about, what happens to bodies donated to science is a fascinating subject. From practice for plastic surgeons to studies on decomposition, there seems to be nothing you can’t do with a cadaver.” -Kristina, Meadows Branch Get more Staff […]

Coffee Sleeve Quote Winners

Coffee Sleeve with Quote from Seeds Cafe

Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest for Seeds Cafe coffee sleeves. We received many inclusive themed quotes helping make our library welcoming to all. Here are the top five: “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” -Islamic Proverb “Be here. Be you. Belong. This library belongs to all of us.” – […]

2019 Library Art Contest for Kids Winners

Cara, Age 13 Library Card Art Winner

Thank you for participating in the art contest for the design of three new library cards depicting the 2019 Summer of Discover Program theme: “Outer Space, Inner Space”. We received 270 entries making the voting process very intense. The new card designs will be offered to the public starting June 1. All entries will be […]

Recommended Read – Who Killed the Fonz?

Who Killed the Fonz? by James Boice

Who Killed the Fonz? by James Boice “Boice reinvents sitcom as noir, recounting the fictitious fate of Richie Cunningham and the rest of the ‘Happy Days’ gang following the demise of the show. In the process, he entertainingly wraps the reunion of some of our beloved ’70s sitcom characters in with the title mystery. A quick […]

Recommended Read – Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Invisible City Bookcover

Invisible City by Julia Dahl “Months after Rebekah Roberts’ birth, her mother, a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and baby to return to her religion. After college, Rebekah moves to New York City, dreaming of becoming a big-city reporter and maybe learning more of her mother. I don’t normally read mysteries, but I […]

A Message from Library Commissioner, Jane Sykes-Wilson March, 2019 

Kids in storytime area

Over the last few months, I have been outlining the reasons behind the Commission’s recommendation for the formation of a Library District (Learn more). This month I would like to highlight what would be different if our library could rely on secure long-term funding. Libraries help communities develop to their fullest potential, let’s invest in […]

Remembering Marcelee Gralapp

Marcelee Gralapp

A Message from Library & Arts Director, David Farnan The plaque in the Arts Office at the Boulder Library reads simply; “Marcelee Gralapp brought the arts to this place.” Most who knew her say, “She was a force.”  Many of her friends attest that she was one of the most generous and caring people they […]

A Message from Library Commissioner Jane Sykes Wilson, February 2019

Father and daughter working on fiber project in BLDG 61 Makerspace

In last month’s letter, I outlined the Boulder Library Commission’s recommendation to form a library district. Becoming a library district is a lasting solution to long-term funding neglect. It is a path forward to create the library that the community and commission asked for in the 2018 Library Master Plan. Libraries are about the future: […]