Books & Media

The Best Books I Read Last Year (Non-Fiction Edition)

I told you guys that these next two blogs were going to be purely self-indulgent. I'm turning “books I like” into a workable (worthwhile is still under debate) theme, and we're rolling forward into non-fiction. These are the books I read and loved this year. I’m not saying they’re the best of the best, but they’re the stories that stuck with me and now I’m sharing them with you. I've got some for all ages, and maybe even interests, here, from picture books all the way up to adult. 

 

 

 

Adults - Monday, 1/14 @ 7:30 PM - Freeman Mystery Book Group Reads Andrew Vachss!

 

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is a gathering of mystery book enthusiasts. No registration is required. A new author is chosen each month.

For the January meeting, we will discuss mysteries by author Andrew Vachss. Read any of his books and come share your thoughts, or just tell us what mysteries you've been reading! Check the library catalog to request items or contact the library for assistance.

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library

The Best Books I Read Last Year (Fiction Edition)

I think we can all agree that 2018 gave us some good, and not so good, things. It did, however, produce some pretty amazing reads. So these next two blogs are purely selfish, I must admit. I mean, can “books I like” actually be a worthwhile theme, and if so, is it worthwhile enough to dedicate two weeks to? You never know until you try is my motto, so let’s do it. This week it’s about fiction, and the books I read and loved this year. I’m not saying they’re the best of the best, but they’re the stories that stuck with me and now I’m sharing them with you. I've got some for all ages, and maybe even interests, here, from picture books all the way up to adult. 

 

 

 

Baking the Stress Away

We all know that this time of year can be, shall we say…stressful. There are many ways to combat said stress, for some it’s meditation, self-care, sleeping in, putting their phone on do-not-disturb for a little while and for me? Baking. I know! To some that’s part of what makes things so stressful, and I get where they’re coming from but there’s something about how methodical the steps are that helps me reach that zen place. It’s like science, but with delicious, sweet results. So, if you’re looking for a way to chill out (with the added bonus of yummy food to share or keep for yourself), or maybe just learn something new, here are some of my favorite books on the subject. Perfect for beginners all the way up to those who definitely know their way around a kitchen.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.