MEET MIKE SIVOCVICH I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself as your Youth Services Coordinator at the Nederland Community Library and elaborate more on what we have planned for the children here in Nederland, as well as the surrounding area.
NEW FALL TITLES Of the three main publishing seasons (summer, fall, and winter), fall is the busiest. Here are a few: "What Happened" by Hillary Clinton, "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" by David Lagercrantz, "Y is for Yesterday" by Sue Grafton, "Glass Houses" by Louise Penny, and "Sleeping Beauties" by Stephen King and son Owen King. ...by Susan Gerhart
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS Strategic plans set the direction for an organization. They help determine where resources – time, staff, and money – will be focused. ...by Jay Mann
ONE IS GOOD, TWO IS ENOUGH Alan Weisman’s 2013 book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? is a book that should be read by all who wish to support sustaining a planet worth living on. ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
SMALL PACKAGES Enjoy these welterweight volumes: Make Your Bed by William McRaven, South and West by Joan Didion, and The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies. They pack a punch well above their weight class. ...by Tom Lambrecht
POST MORTEM Some of the best-selling authors in the US today have one thing in common: they are all dead. Sometimes it’s a manuscript that was “found” in a bottom desk drawer; other times, the author’s estate has hired someone to write in the departed’s name and style. ...by Susan Gerhart
MEDITATIONS ON LIFE, DEATH, AND GRIEF Written by French author Maylis de Kerangal and translated by Sam Taylor, The Heart is a study of death, grief and the fine-tuned process of organ donation and transplantation. The book was included on a short list of Bill Gates’s top five books for summer reading. Gates, not usually a fan of fiction, calls The Heart “poetry disguised as a novel,” a fitting description....by Roberta Brown-Jones