Cynthia S. recommends “Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing)” by Emily Weinstein and Carrie James. These Harvard researchers, who are experts on teens and technology, explore the complexities that teens face in their digital lives, and suggest that many adult efforts to help fall short.
Mary O. is enjoying the TV series “Yellowjackets.” Part survival epic, part psychological horror, and part coming-of-age drama, this is the story of a team of wildly talented high school girls' soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness.
Amy H. just finished listening to audiobook “The Violin Conspiracy,” by Brendan Slocumb on the library’s downloadable eBook and audiobook app, Libby. She kept finding more chores to do with earbuds in so she could keep listening! A talented violinist discovers his grandfather’s heirloom violin is a highly valuable Stradivarius - but it’s stolen right before a high profile classical music competition.
Amanda B. has been enjoying the “Mindfulness Essentials” series of books by Thich Nhat Hanh, such as “How to Love” and “How to Walk.” These palm-sized, beautifully illustrated books are full of advice for cultivating inner peace, each centered around a particular theme.
Jim R. recently added the novel “The Attic Child,” by Lola Jaye to the library’s collection. It tells the story of two children trapped in the same attic, one in 1900, one in 1974, both bound by the same secret, and how their stories intertwine despite the gulf of time between them.
- Compiled by Amanda Bosky, Adult Services Librarian