What we are reading, watching, and listening to
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Each webinar includes links to accompanying resources for more exploration of the topics presented including photos, videos, games, Legos activities and more. Click here for
“Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the
Immerse yourself in the Grishaverse! See what’s available right now.
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By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Available in print. Available as an eBook.
This is my favorite read of this year. Short, powerful, poetic, funny, and deeply moving, you can’t go wrong with this collection of essays by Gregory Boyle who has spent the better part of his life running a gang intervention program in L.A. These essays focus on our universal kinship and are “moving examples of the power of unconditional love in difficult times and the importance of fighting despair.”
John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world in this YouTube series.
By Mary Beth Keane Available as an ebook here.
With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and
Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. https://austinkleon.com/
A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.
Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn’t children’s books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as
Each two-minute vignette of Dan Roberts’ A Moment in Time is a brief and compelling journey into the past. Listen on Soundcloud. Visit the website.
Podcast by Brené Brown Listen here. Need help with podcasts? Call the library for a tech appointment with Dana, 303-823-5165.
This is my all time favorite children’s book (recommended ages: 2nd grade to adult). Winner of the Newberry Prize in 1955, illustrated by Maurice Sendak,
By Jonas Jonasson Available as an ebook here: https://coloradodc.overdrive.com/media/869382
By Isa Chandra Moskowitz Well now, I don’t know about y’all but ever since the stay-at-home order I’ve been cooking three meals a day, seven
Why do we do what we do?! Stream it via your favorite podcast app. (Don’t know how to stream podcasts? Call the library and make
Anna Wiener pops open the Silicon Valley bubble as only an insider can. “Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era.” Available in print. Check
This is a middle grade/young adult book that is an excellent family read together to talk about race relations and prejudice. Available in print. Available
Has your child ever asked you difficult questions? the kind of questions that leave you fumbling, unexpectedly, for an answer? Jacob opens her book with
Christoph Niemann is an artist, author, and animator. Part blog post, part graphic novel. Very cool.