Julia Welzen Tag

By: Julia Welzen With the autumnal weather guiding us to cozy activities, you may be curious about joining or starting a book club as a way to reflect on your reading and develop social ties. The format lends itself well to online get-togethers in a socially-distanced world, and can easily pivot to...

By: Julia Welzen Spring is here, the weather is warming up, and the last frost date is fast approaching. Prepare for another gardening season by checking out the following titles! The library buildings may be temporarily closed, but all these titles are available virtually through OverDrive,...

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...