"It was October again … a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain – amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through." - L.M. Montgomery
Did you know the majority of the NMPL staff says that October is their favorite month? No wonder! It's such a delightful time of year, full of crisp fall days and dark, cozy nights... and what better time to scare yourself silly with spooky books and movies? The NMPL staff shares what scary items they're checking out this month and we invite you stop by our Reader's Choice Display to find even more titles!
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
“Orchard stores advertising cherries and apples, fresh baked goods, gifts appeared along the road. Some promised the best cider donuts or cherry pie, others had outdoor activities where children could burn off some energy, and yet others offered to let you pick your own cherries when the season started." Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider
"The fruit trees were so fecund that the peaches hung on the low branches, surrounded by more blossoms, apples and pears ripened in June and stayed sweet and fresh into December. Their Italian fig trees were heavy with purple teardrop fruit only weeks after they were planted. If you wanted a tomato so ripe the juice seemed to move beneath the skin, you needed only to pick up a punnet at the Nursery.”
― Ellen Herrick, The Sparrow Sisters
"“Have you tried the cinnamon things?” Poppet asks. “They’re rather new. What are they called, Widge?” “Fantastically delicious cinnamon things?” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
After reading that, are you ready for a) a walk in the woods 2) a delicious cinnamon donut or c) a bite of a crisp apple? We sure are!
Fall has arrived and we're pulling out our fall candles, getting our cozy sweaters out of storage, and throwing up the windows! What better way to celebrate a new season than with reading?
Choose your favorite scent then check out one of these autumnal books!
Circulation Librarian, Cody Goble, Rambles and Rants his way through The Holdout by Graham Moore!
Where to Find this Book at the Library:
Currently on the New Shelf
Cautions for Sensitive Readers:
Be sure to vote in the poll at the end of the video to help us decide what book Cody will Ramble and Rant his way through next!
“I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.”
- Wendy Delsol, Stork
Pull on your favorite cozy sweater, light your favorite fall candle, and settle in with one of these cozy autumnal reads, chosen for you by the NMPL staff! Want to find more fall books? Stop by our Reader's Choice display!
Are you a bookmark hoarder or do you prefer the dog-eared approach? Swear by e-books or just can't give up the satisfying feeling of a book in hand? The NMPL staff has chosen their preferences on this book-themed This or That quiz! Do you agree with our choices!?
(We've included a blank copy at the end if you wish to fill out your own This or That quiz!)
Reading is such a wonderful hobby. Anywhere, anytime, any place... it's so easy to pull out a good book and lose yourself in another adventure. However, we all have our favorite "go-to" reading locations. Maybe outside in your hammock, with a gentle breeze blowing? Or maybe it's in the tub with loads of bubble bath and a soothing cup of tea? Choose your favorite reading location and then check out one of these new book arrivals!
These books are all available in the library or via Hoopla and Libby (by Overdrive), our two free e-libraries. Call the front desk to place a hold!
Have you ever experience that moment? That moment when you're strolling through the library, and your eye is caught by an absolutely stellar book cover? If you're anything like us, you skidded to a stop right there and picked the book up for a closer look. Perhaps you even tucked the book under your arm, and took it with you to the check out counter, just on the strength of the cover design alone. And we know, we know... we're not supposed to judge books by the covers... but sometimes we just can't help it!
So with that in mind, the NMPL staff is sharing books that they encourage you to judge by the covers... you won't be disappointed!
As many of you know, our July Reader's choice display this month has featured a tantilizing display of summer cookbooks, guaranteed to give you plenty of uses for your summer fruits and vegetables. The month is wrapping up, but we wanted to continue that theme a little longer with a few more cookbook reccomendations, based on your favorite go-to dish from summer BBQs! These books are available in the library or via Hoopla and Libby (by Overdrive), our two free e-libraries.
P.S. How mouth-watering is that description for the Street Food cookbook?! "With the soaring popularity of street food – ready-to-eat and portable, finger-licking dishes – you can stroll through bustling market stalls anywhere in the world and choose amazing dishes from foodie vendors that tempt you with their wonderful aromas and first-rate flavours. Head to the streets of Mexico for a buttery corn-on-the-cob or a tasty taco, to China for some sticky pork bao buns or walk the alleyways of Italy for arancini bites or a cooling scoop of gelato." ...sign us up!
Calling all book lovers! Do you swear that the only true reading experience is outside, in your hammock? Is no good book complete without a mug of hot tea? Are you a late night under-the covers-reader? No matter how you like to read, we have a book recommendation for you!
You can find these on our FREE e-library apps, Libby by Overdrive, or on Overdrive. If you're not an e-reader, check them out here at the library!
Ah summer... the scent of freshly mowed grass... the sound of crickets chirping... and of course, the smell of barbecue in the air! This month the NMPL staff shares their favorite Summer Cookbooks for barbecues, backyard entertaining and fresh summer meals!
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