Category Archives: Adults – Nonfiction

Gifts for Bibliomaniacs

Bibliomaniacs gifts

Lafayette Public Library is home (well, work-home) for those of us who LOVE books. In other words, bibliomaniacs. That said, of course we think books are the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and as a holiday treat for yourself (less fattening than cookies or lattes!).

Here are a few suggestions of books about books that you will enjoy giving (and peeking at before you wrap them). Continue reading Gifts for Bibliomaniacs

November Staff Picks

There’s been some pretty eclectic reading by our staff this month. Find all of these Staff Picks titles on the front page of the catalogor select a category for a specific group.

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Fascinating Insights into Your Teen’s Brain

Teen Group Selfie

Ever heard yourself say this to your teen – “You whaaaaat!? Why?”
Remember your own teen days, when your folks asked those questions of you?

Born to be Wild book coverJust in time for you and your teen, here comes a book that provides fascinating insights into the teen brain. You’ll learn about dopamine and evolution, social acceptance and pain, and other (perhaps unsettling) facts about the wild teen brain.

This gem of a book is: Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe by Jess P. Shatkin, M.D., M.P.H. Our friends at Brightly have provided a great teaser for the book – check it out – and then get your name on the reserved list in our catalog.