Julia Welzen Tag

Space Books By: Julia Welzen The library’s A Universe of Stories summer reading program has officially begun and books about space are a perfect complement to it. Don’t think space books are your thing? Try these titles or talk to a librarian – we love to help...

Grow With Us This Spring! By: Julia Welzen Have you heard about seed libraries? Users can “check out” seeds to grow in their own gardens that year, but you don’t need to bring the seeds back and there are no overdue fees. You’ll find seed libraries all...

Bibliotherapy : A Librarian’s Favorite Form of Shelf-Help By: Julia Welzen We read The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George as this month’s selection in the book discussion I lead. It’s a lovely book, but the bit that spurred the most conversation was the role of the main...

Go Wild!: Nature Books for Spring By: Julia Welzen Now that spring is officially here (barring a stray Midwestern snowfall or two), you probably feel a stirring to be outdoors as the days lengthen, birds return, and wildflowers begin to bloom. Here’s some suggested reading that will...

Wintry Reads for Snowy Nights By: Julia Welzen Winter is upon us in full force, and the combination of extreme weather and beauty lends itself well to books steeped in myth and survival. So curl up with a blanket, fix yourself a warm drink, and lose yourself...

The Girl in the Red Coat By: Kate Hamer It's a parent’s worst nightmare: a child wanders off in a busy crowd and can’t be found. In The Girl in the Red Coat, Beth treats her daughter, Carmel, to a trip to a storytelling festival, but newly-single and wounded...

March, Books 1, 2, & 3 By: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell March is probably the best graphic novel series I've ever read. It's devastating and uplifting at the same time, but in this dichotomy we can see the continuing story of the civil rights movement...

How to Sauté By: Michael Ruhlman Alton Brown, the great kitchen science guru, said, “I’m not sure if Michael Ruhlman is a great writer who cooks or a great cook who writes, but either way he always manages to make my favorite thing: good sense.” How to Sauté...

Moloka’i By: Alan Brennert In 1891, Hawaii was still a sovereign kingdom, and seven-year-old Rachel Kalama was diagnosed with leprosy. The fear of contagion was so strong that Rachel, like anyone diagnosed with the disease, was forcibly removed from her family, sent to a hospital for a...

The Eyre Affair By: Jasper Fforde Wordplay and literary allusions abound in this alternate 1985 Britain where warring factions of Shakespeare authorship skeptics brawl in violent street fights, dodos have been genetically re-engineered and are common pets, and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre has an unsatisfying ending. Thursday Next, a special...