This Thursday, November 16 is the annual “Thanksgiving Basket Contest” held upstairs in the Uni Structure’s Rotunda. As always, our library staff is thrilled to be a participant. Stop by and see the Krupp Library’s “CornuKruppia” overflowing with Thanksgiving goodies for a local family. Gather your friends, co-workers, team-mates, suite-mates, Frat Brothers and Sorority Sisters and consider voting for us for “Best Basket” this year. If you liked our stove last year, you’re going to love our ‘CornuKruppia’!
November has been proclaimed national NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE month , and our streaming video service Kanopy has many titles related to this important celebration. Their collection of films and documentaries educates the audience about tribes, raises a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced, yet celebrates the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native Americans. Titles include ‘Bad Sugar‘, ‘A Good Day to Die‘, ‘Who Owns the Past?‘ and many others. Enjoy anywhere by logging in with your Bryant credentials.
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection “Her Body and Other Parties: Stories” has not only topped many Best Seller lists, but has also been nominated for the National Book Award for fiction! Check it out today and see why everyone is raving over this collection of short stories, which fascinates the reader with the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
Did you know we have current and best selling books by authors with ties to Rhode Island? Journalist Tim White, Anne Hood, Peter Conti, and Alyssa Maxwell are writers who currently live here or once called RI ‘home’. (By the way, Maxwell has a great murder mystery series based in the Newport Mansions!)
Their latest books can be found in our Leisure Reading collection. Stop by and pick up some books for those night by the fire this Fall!
Who’s ready to do some fall baking? If you like pie (who doesn’t like pie?), you should check out our new book called The Art of Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life. It has instructions on making a variety of different types of pie, including traditional flavors like apple, blueberry, and peach, as well as some less common flavors like mocha cream, banana rum caramel coconut, grasshopper (mint), and nectarine. Not into sweets? No problem–there’s a whole section on savory pies like sausage and apple, Shepard’s pie, and English pork pies. Don’t want to bake, but do want to look at some close up pictures of pie? This book’s got that too.
Come browse this book in our Leisure Reading section, and send us a picture if you end up using one of the recipes!
Due to the popularity of our August Book Club pick “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, our September Book Club choice is the enchanting ‘companion’ novel “The Love Songs of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce. While ‘Miss Queenie’ is waiting for Harold’s visit as he treks across England, she decides to write to him – and tell Harold everything she’s kept secret for 20 years. Order your copy today through ILL – just call us at Borrower Services and we’ll be happy to help you. (232-6125)
There’s one more month of summer left, so if you’re looking to squeeze in some reading, you should check out some of our young adult (YA) titles! YA books are written for a teenage audience, but are enjoyed by readers of all ages (check out this article from The Guardian on why so many adults enjoy YA books).
Below are some of the YA books we have at the library, but you can also explore this list of other titles we have. Click on the covers to get a quick summary in the “Description” section of the record, or to place a hold on the book: