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Posts Categorized: Recommended Reads

Leaders and Lit

New City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde shares her favorite reads! We caught up with Nuria to hear about her favorite books and to hear what she is currently reading. Leaders and Lit is a series where we catch up with city leadership and leaders in the community to see what books they recommend and are currently […]

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“Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden ” by Diane Ackerman “Ackerman invites us into her garden and beyond. This book is as delicious as a dense chocolate cake with prose rich in wonder and satisfying to the senses. Savor the way Ackerman expertly wanders and wonders throughout her garden and life, making delightful […]

Leaders and Lit

Junie Joseph

Boulder City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Junie Joseph shares what she is currently reading and her favorite top ten books that she has ever read. Junie says, “reading is one of my favorite pastimes: when I am bored, sad, and happy, I read. Books are like magical vehicles that can transport us backward […]

Family Resources for Processing Violence

The Boulder Public Library is here for you through this heartbreaking time in our community. We’d like to provide you and your family with books and other resources to process the recent violence, as well as help you address these topics with your loved ones. For Children and Parents: Coping with Scary Events in Our […]

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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

Colorado Book Covers

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

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“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.