Thursday, January 7, 2021
Note: The library building is closed to the public, but curbside pickup is available Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New for Children
The Boys in the Back Row
by Mike Jung
Best friends Matt and Eric are hatching a plan for one big final adventure together before Eric moves away: During the marching band competition at an amusement park, they will sneak away to a nearby comics convention and meet their idol—a famous comic creator.
by Dennis Nolan
A rhyming, nonfiction picture book about how dinosaurs evolved into birds.
by David Wiesner
Excited by the arrival of a new baby, a family of robots is nearly undone by technical difficulties until big sister steps in to help.
New for Young Adults
Return of the Thief
by Megan Whalen Turner
Neither accepted nor beloved, Eugenides is the linchpin of a truce on the Lesser Peninsula, where he has risen to be high king. As the treacherous Baron Erondites schemes and a prophecy foretells the death of the king, the ruthless Mede empire prepares to strike.
by Nic Stone
Incarcerated teen Quan Banks writes letters to Justyce McCallister about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.
by Marie Lu
The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death—transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara. The legendary Strikers, Mara’s elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters, but defeat seems inevitable.
New for Adults
by Rebecca Roanhorse
The winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.
Before She Was Helen
by Caroline B. Cooney
Clementine Lakefield leads a simple life in her retirement community in Sun City, South Carolina. But while she plays cards, substitute teaches, and has learned to text with her niece and nephew, Clemmie is not who she says she is. Behind her carefree facade, she is hiding a lifetime of secrets. When Clemmie’s curmudgeonly neighbor goes missing, Clemmie suddenly finds herself at the center of a dangerous conspiracy.