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“The Space Between Worlds” by Micaiah Johnson “This cross-dimensional examination of identity, privilege, and belonging follows the adventures of a rare survivor whose counterparts in other realities have died and who stumbles on a dangerous secret threatening her new home and fragile place in it. I loved this book for its exciting story and gritty, […]

Recommended Read: “Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times”

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“Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times” by Katerine May “The holidays are over, but there’s still much winter ahead. Katherine May suggests that you embrace your own winter, whatever that means to you. She encourages the active acceptance of sadness and difficult times, and she does not just mean the literal cold […]

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“Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan   “There isn’t any shying away from the hard edges of the world in this slim little book about the fraught choice a decent man must make over the holidays, but it also features themes of justice, hope, and redemption. The writing is crisp and lovely. The characters […]

Recommended Read: “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal

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“For lovers of both mysteries and historical fiction! After the German Luftwaffe bombs London, Maggie Hope–trained in math and code breaking, but only able to find a job as Winston Churchill’s secretary–uses the unfettered access her position accords to try to unravel a plot to assassinate Churchill himself. First in a series.” – Carla, Main […]

Leaders & Lit: Anjana Radha

Anjana Radha

Anjana Radha is a sophomore at Peak to Peak Charter School. One of Anjana’s favorite things about reading is that she gets to escape to magical worlds. It allows her to decompress and take time for herself. She says that “reading is just another way to escape into a fantastical world that you can learn all […]

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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“The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune Linus Baker is a straight-laced rule-following caseworker who lives alone with his cat. He is working for the Department of Magical Youth when he is called on by Extremely Upper Management for a special classified task, which requires him to relocate to an orphanage located on […]

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 […]

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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: […]