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“Make+Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home” By Jessica Marquez “Want to up your crafty game in the new year? This is a great introduction to Sashiko, a Japanese embroidery technique that can be used to decorate, repair or embellish clothing and textiles. The book has very clear instructions […]

2020 Top 10 Fiction

Our most checked-out novels last year! 1. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 4. The Guardians by John Grisham 5. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 6. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 7. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 8. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende 9. Blue Moon by Lee Child 10. The Glass […]

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“Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” By Patrick Radden Keefe “Keefe explores the conflict in Northern Ireland during the mid to late 20th century (known as “The Troubles”) by using the still-unsolved murder of Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of ten. The book follows several major players […]

A Colorado Book Recommendation

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Our Winter Reading Challenge is right around the corner! And we want you to feel prepared. Cozy up with some of our best book recommendations with Colorado in mind. Top Ten Book Recommendations for Teens and Adults 1. Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine 2. Zen and Gone by Emily France 3. Deep Creek: […]

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“Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” By James Nestor “My choir director assigned this book to read and discuss online, and I am so glad she did. Though I know how to breathe to sing, I had no idea of the intricacies. The author posits that people (not just singers!) have lost the […]

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“Mexican Gothic” By Silvia Moreno Garcia “Still looking for a spooky Halloween read? This story follows young society lady Noemí as she leaves the hustle and bustle of Mexico City to find out what is going on in her cousin’s strange new marriage. She finds herself in a small, crumbling town in the mountains, and […]

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“Drawn Together” By Minh Lê “This picture book is the story of a grandson and his grandfather finding a common language through art. At first, trying to communicate is confusing, frustrating silence, but when they find common ground in art, their relationship flourishes. The two art styles tell their own story throughout the comics they […]

Recommended Read: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas


“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas “This book offers a searing look at police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement–all told through the eyes of a teenage girl. It is equal parts funny, sad, empowering, and hopeful. Even as an adult, I absolutely loved it!”- Celine, Programs Dept.

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“There There” by Tommy Orange “A city is a place, is a collection of architecture, is neighborhoods, is happenings, is a multiplicity of voices. In the “There There”, the city is Oakland, CA, and the voices are those of urban (Indigenous) Natives. What starts as individual vignettes ends in a kind of complicated coherence, where […]

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro “A dystopian love story centered around three friends from childhood as they come of age. Wonderfully written and full of twists that will keep you wanting more.” –Cait, Meadows Get more staff reading recommendations