New Books 8/6/18

Disappearance is a recurring theme in this week’s list.  Two teens disappear from a small town, a boyfriend disappears abruptly, a young girl’s bunkmates disappear from summer camp, and a daughter disappears and is later found with no memory of what happened.  Check out these new books before they disappear from our shelves!   America… Continue Reading New Books 8/6/18

New Books 7/30/18

In 2016, researchers at Yale School of Public Health analyzed data from a University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study.  This study had 12 years of data about reading habits and health.  They found a pattern in the 3,600 men and women over the age of 50 – People who read books for as little… Continue Reading New Books 7/30/18

New Books 7/23/18

Family relationships are prime topics in this week’s small, but interesting, list of books.  From finding out dark secrets about family, to rethinking family bonds, to the intricate workings of blended families, many of these books examing the strings attached to the ties that bind.   All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth Seventeen-year-old Charlie… Continue Reading New Books 7/23/18

New Books 7/16/18

This week’s nonfiction presents Lincoln’s last murder trial before his presidency, the Flint water crisis, a critical reading of 20th-century Cherokee writers, a journalist’s battle to expose racism and class corruption, and some political observations.  On the fiction side, murder and mayhem abound.   All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin When her golden-boy son… Continue Reading New Books 7/16/18

New Books 7/2/18

For some readers there is nothing better than a good adventure, where the main character is on some type of mission and meets lots of obstacles and danger along the way.  Two authors on this week’s list personify the genre – Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.  However, you may realize that Tom Clancy died in… Continue Reading New Books 7/2/18

Sovereign Worlds

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a great way to connect with neighbors over books and ideas.  It is a reading and discussion series which consists of 4-5 sessions, each featuring a book from the chosen discussion theme. A humanities scholar opens each session telling about the author’s life,… Continue Reading Sovereign Worlds

New Books 6/18/18

What is a “beach read” anyway?  This ubiquitous term has been around since the ’90s and is often used to describe a book without a heavy theme, that is enjoyable and easy to read.  While it can be a thriller or a tearjerker, it should never require serious thinking.  And, of course, beach reads are… Continue Reading New Books 6/18/18

New Books 6/4/18

Lots of suspense, a little romance, some true tales of crime and of the horrors of slavery, and the current research being done on psychedelic drugs.  It’s all in here.   Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their… Continue Reading New Books 6/4/18

New Books 5/28/18

Everybody has a secret and in this week’s list, those secrets can have devastating consequences.  A secret crime, a secret past, or secret motives can ratchet up the tension in the hands of a skilled author.  If you prefer real life, a couple of the titles below reveal the secret life of stars.   Adjustment… Continue Reading New Books 5/28/18

How Do Our Gardens Grow?

The Miami Public Library is a proud partner in the Health Literacy Project, a cooperative partnership between the  Miami Public Library, Northeastern Tribal Health Systems, INTEGRIS Miami Hospital and Ottawa County Health Department.  The Health Literacy Project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from Library Services and Technology Act, a Federal… Continue Reading How Do Our Gardens Grow?