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The Librarian Recommends: Summer Picks 2020

Whether light or serious, these summer reads can be enjoyed outside in the sun or inside on a rainy day. All titles are available as ebooks or e-audiobooks through Libby, Axis360, or Hoopla. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Libby and Axis360) Fans of literary fiction will not want to miss Ann Patchetts' latest, The… Read More

Reading Into Routine

GEPL has an extensive collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks to access from home. Our three main digital reading apps are Axis 360, Libby, and Hoopla. I’ve chosen one feel-good from each to get you started, with all titles available as ebooks and e-audiobooks. After downloading the app(s), you’ll need your library card number and PIN… Read More

Costalegre by Courtney Maum

Costalegre takes place in 1930s Mexico, during World War II. A group of artists, all based on real-life Surrealists, have fled Europe and taken up residence in Costalegre on Mexico’s western coast. The story is told from the perspective of 15-year-old Lara, a fictionalized version of Peggy Guggenheim’s daughter. Lara’s tempestuous mother Leonora has gone… Read More

The Librarian Recommends: Winter Picks 2020

Cozy up to these recommendations that will take your mind off the cold! A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende: Queen of historical fiction, Isabel Allende, begins her latest novel in 1930s Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Roser and Victor flee their homeland to start a new life in Chile, but their… Read More

Repertoire of Reading

No matter your musical tastes, these reads are sure to keep you hooked from page one. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones is a talented but troubled singer-songwriter; Billy Dunne and his band, The Six, are rock stars on the brink of fame. When they team up, they become one… Read More

Midwinter of Music

I was at a pre-season football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During a break in play, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond came over the speakers. When the chorus hit, the entire stadium sang along and you could feel electricity run through the crowd as everyone bonded over that song. Music unites communities,… Read More

Macmillan Limits Library Access to Ebooks

Macmillan Publishers has decided to limit readers’ access to new ebook titles through public libraries. Now, libraries may only purchase ONE copy of each new ebook published by Macmillan for the first eight weeks after a book’s release. Macmillan is currently the only major publisher to do this. What does this mean to me? Members… Read More

The Librarian Recommends: Fall Picks 2019

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahisi Coates: From the author of Between the World and Me, The Water Dancer is the story of a young slave boy with a mysterious power. When Hiram Walker’s mother is sold to another plantation, he begins his long journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad. For fans of: historical fiction,… Read More

My Favorite Banned Books

We’re celebrating Banned Books Week (September 22-28) here at the library! Check out our display on the 2nd floor to find books that have been banned or challenged in libraries and public schools. You may be wondering, what exactly is Banned Books Week? Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week brings together the… Read More

A Closer Look at the Opioid Epidemic

This fall, GEPL is talking about some big issues in our community, including the opioid crisis. (Click here for more information about an opioid panel discussion happening at the library later this month). As it can be a difficult topic to unpack, consider these book recommendations to learn more. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's… Read More

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