What We're Reading

This month, we’re focusing on the biography section of the library. Among the 100 featured titles include the critically acclaimed works of Joan Didion, Robert A. Caro, and Ron Chernow, the engaging travelogues of Frances Mayes and Cheryl Strayed, Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoirs, and the evocative stories of performance artist Marina Abramovic and country […]

What We're Reading

This month, we’re focusing on the Dewey 900s, the section of the library which houses books on geography, genealogy, travel, and history. Our recommended list features nearly 100 titles by award-winning authors including Nathaniel Philbrick, Art Spiegelman, Ron Chernow, and Barbara W. Tuchman. Which history titles do you suggest to your readers? Which books offer […]

What We're Reading

“Whenever I listen to music, I do so without preconceptions, simply opening my ears to the more wonderful passages and physically taking them in. When those wonderful passages are there, I feel joy, and when some parts are not so wonderful, I listen with a touch of regret.” —Haruki Murakami, Absolutely on Music This month, we’re focusing […]

What We're Reading

“To know a new language, to immerse yourself, you have to leave the shore. Without a life vest. Without depending on solid ground,” writes Jhumpa Lahiri in her captivating memoir, In Other Words. For the Pultizer prize-winning author, the process of learning Italian involves committing to grammatical exercises, pronunciation practices, and constant consultations of the […]

What We're Reading

On our fourth trip through the Dewey Centuries, we’re focusing on the 300s—where under the big umbrella of social sciences, we find books on economics, education and ethnic studies, constitutional law, governments and urban planning. In this recommended list of 75 titles, you’ll find both classical works such as More’s Utopia and Marx’s Communist Manifesto […]


From ancient philosophy to the paranormal, existentialism to mindfulness, the 100s is universally one of the most popular sections of the library, featuring a rich array of titles. Readers regularly seek out self-help and psychology books for motivation, inspiration and look to philosophy books to understand their life’s meaning. To support those patrons seeking happiness […]