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
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 catalog, or select a category for a specific group.
Continue reading November Staff Picks
Ever heard yourself say this to your teen – “You whaaaaat!? Why?”
Remember your own teen days, when your folks asked those questions of you?
Just 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.
As I write this, it is cold and rainy-ish outside, just the right weather for browsing books. And there’s no better way to browse books than to check out those recommended by our book-loving staff!
Here are our October Picks… Continue reading Staff Picks for October
This month our librarians recommend a whole smorgasbord of smart, interesting, and engaging experiences, through books, documentaries, music and films. Take your pick from among our tasty offerings, or splurge and enjoy all of them during the coming month! Continue reading Staff Pick Buffet