I have chosen some of my favorite novels that have strong, resilient and often heroic characters who find reasons to hope, if only a thread for some, and often in the bleakest of circumstances, when it is necessary for survival.
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Most recently I fell in love with Lonely City by Olivia Laing. It’s a rich and fascinating book that is equal parts memoir, biography, and cultural criticism. Laing explores her own experience of intense loneliness through a lens of visual, musical, and cultural artists. The number of subjects she weaves together is inspiring. The reader is British, as is the author, although the book is mostly set in New York. I loved listening to the accent!
Alpaca Curious? Sunset Accoyo Alpacas has been around for 20 years. You’ve probably driven past their farm and seen alpacas grazing in the pasture. Ever [...]
If there is room in your heart and home for a cat, maybe June is a great time to act. It’s national adopt-a-shelter-cat month! Cedar Mill Community Library is located near a pet supply store named Pet Barn, which continually houses a cat up for adoption. A little feline fix is only a five minute walk away!
As always, Cedar Mill Libraries staff are ready to help you find the tax publications you need. Here are some useful links to get a [...]
I’m not into “beach reads” or “summer reads.” The seasons have very little influence when it comes to choosing the novel I’ll read next. Furthermore, [...]
What else do we love besides reading books? Listening to podcasts about books! Podcasts are recorded audio series that can be downloaded and played on [...]
With your WCCLS library card, you can now get unlimited online access to the New York Times, both inside and outside the library. Visit http://wccls.org/nyt.
Library staff members from both libraries are excited to share some of the best fiction and nonfiction that we read in 2015: * Our Favorite [...]