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Adult Booklists

What should I read next?


Fill out this form and we'll email you a list of 3 to 4 books selected just for you.

Please allow at least 3 days for our librarians to compile a list of books for you.


Thanks for your request. You will receive an email with a list of librarian-recommended books in 3 to 4 days.


A Very Short Introduction series

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects - from Public Health to Buddhist Ethics, Soft Matter to Classics, and Art History to Globalization. Each volume provides an authoritative and engaging assessment of a concept, field, or body of work, drawing out the central ideas, themes, and approaches.  Click here to find and request a subject of interest to you.  Have your library card handy.

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College level learning from home


The Great Courses is a lecture series by award-winning experts and professors who are from respected institutions and are selected for their ability to teach. It's the best of university - interesting and comprehensive lectures on fascinating topics, but without all the annoying homework and stressful examinations. Click the CD or DVD box for available courses list. Place request for course of your choosing directly from the list.

Find Great Courses in electronic format on Hoopla.  To learn more about Hoopla and our other digital platforms.

Click here for our elibrary page

We Recommend

  • Click on the image to find book recommendations in each category.

  • Find a book you like. Click on "Find in Library Catalog"

  • Click on "Place Request".

  • We'll contact you when your book is available for pick up.

  • Check back often. Lists will be updated regularly. 

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2021 debut novels
fiction staff picks
nonfiction staff picks
memoir and biography
romance and chic lit novels
historical fiction novels
poetry and novel in verse
nonfiction books
classic novels
novels translated into English
mystery and suspense novels
literary fiction novels
science fiction novels

Recommendations from your favorite publication online
Book Page (click to view online versions of the most recent and past issues)

Or use one of these best-of lists to find your next book.
click on the image below to view lists

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Book Talks! for reading recommendations

Click on an open book below for printable copies of recent BookTalks! member recommendations.

Join BooKTalks!  Meet quarterly (usually the 3rd Thursday at 7 pm) to share  book recommendations. Check out our online event calendar to find the next BookTalks! meeting

Get quarterly Book Talks! recommendations and meeting notices in your email inbox.

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Click on a cuisine below for cookbook recommendations

  • Find a book you like. Click on "Find in Library Catalog"

  • Click on "Place Request".

  • We'll contact you when your book is available for pick up.


“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

-Julia Child


Cookbook Club Recommendations