New Books 10/28/19

This week’s shelf of new books includes an exciting thriller by a Miami native, Vanessa Lillie, along with a host of mysteries, romance, and thought-provoking nonfiction to while away a chilly fall evening.   Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy: 101 Stories About Creating Your Best Life by Amy Newmark Your attitude… Continue Reading New Books 10/28/19

New Books 10/21/19

Ever wonder how to: survive in the digital age, reverse aging, respond to today’s problems following inadvisable advice, figure everything out, or cook stylishly accessible recipes?  We’ve got the latest scoop on this week’s shelf of new books. Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski The food guru and breakout star of the Netflix smash… Continue Reading New Books 10/21/19

New Books 10/14/19

Nineteen titles to get your heart racing or help you change your life.  As George R.R. Martin says, A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” Stop by your library and add to your lives.   29 Seconds by T. M. Logan When… Continue Reading New Books 10/14/19

New Books 10/7/19

The long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is on this week’s shelf along with a book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuses.   Akin by Emma Donoghue A funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and… Continue Reading New Books 10/7/19

New Books 9/30/19

  After the Flood by Kassandra Montag A tale set in an anarchic near-future America of mountaintop colonies surrounded by rising oceans finds an independent woman trading for supplies and information about the daughter who was stolen from her eight years earlier. Cold Storage by David Koepp A debut novel by the screenwriter of Jurassic… Continue Reading New Books 9/30/19

New Books 9/23/19

Serious topics are on this week’s shelf of new books including domestic violence, impeachment, and mosqitoes which have had a deadly impact on humanity through the ages, along with the latest from Louis Penny, Danielle Steel, and David Lagercrantz.   The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri A beekeeper and his artist wife have their… Continue Reading New Books 9/23/19

Miami Public Library Strategic Plan 2019-2022

We recently completed our strategic plan document to guide the next three years.  This process started at the end of last year when we asked the community to complete a survey and then began holding focus groups.  We also created a Needs Assessment that included demographic information about the community, library statistics, our Edge benchmark… Continue Reading Miami Public Library Strategic Plan 2019-2022

New Books 9/16/19

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee Creek Nation and was named United States Poet Laureate this year.  Her latest book of poetry, An American Sunrise, is on this week’s shelf of new books.  Harjo resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.     American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race… Continue Reading New Books 9/16/19

New Books 9/2/19

Some authors are known for spinning a good yarn.  Tea Obrecht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, has spun a new one that comes highly recommended and is on this week’s shelf.   The Bitterroots by C. J. Box Former police officer Cassie Dewell is starting over with her own private investigation firm and an old friend… Continue Reading New Books 9/2/19

Book Sale

Don’t miss the Friends of the Library book sale held on Sept. 7th during the Designs of Autumn Festifall event in the 66 Cultural District.  Tables of books for no more than $1 each plus special deals on bags of books!