fourth and long

Fourth and long : the fight for the soul of college football / John U. Bacon

The author of many other previous books about athletics, including “Three and Out” about the Michigan Wolverines football, once again shares his deep knowledge of Sports in “Fourth and Long”.  He spent many months with players, coaches and management of four specific Big Ten football teams : Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Northwestern and […]

wright bros

The Wright brothers / David McCullough

We all know who the Wright Brothers were, and at least some of what they accomplished. What we may not know before reading this book is what the brothers were like: their motivations, their relationships with others, their personal quirks, how they pursued their dreams. McCullough’s narrative takes us from the early lives of the […]

water knife

The water knife / Paolo Bacigalupi

I don’t like post-apocalyptic or dystopian fiction — at all.  This book, however, takes place in a future that one can imagine is not too far away given today’s water shortages in California and the Southwest — I found that intriguing. Then I couldn’t put the book down.  States and their militias hold the bulk […]



Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection.  Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats.  Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.  2013 Winner:  In Darkness by Nick Lake In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is […]


Sartorial Splendor: Books about Fashion

There’s a story behind every outfit and everyone who creates them.  Fashion can reflect our links to the past and hopes for the future.   From true stories about famous and ordinary people, to historical dramas,  enjoy these stories about clothes and the women who create them.  You’ll find books about fashion and sewing in the […]