From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

Have you noticed your reading’s gotten a bit stale? Are you craving something new and exciting to sink your teeth into? The library has just the thing to liven up your reading palate.

Wednesday, August 9, is Book Lovers Day and we’re celebrating with a special Book Tasting pop-up event. “Chez Libby” will open at 6:30 p.m. for you to come in and sample our diverse menu of books specially prepared by our very own library chefs. You can browse tables offering up titles in different genres and categories, guaranteed to whet your appetite with some flavorful books.

We’ll be offering up such dishes as Rural Noir, Horror, and Suspense. Not your cup of tea? Then wander over to a table with Coming of Age or First in a Series featuring women protagonists. Are you one who enjoyed “Lessons in Chemistry”? Then you’ll want to take a look at other books in that same vein. Or maybe you have a hankering for a book that’s definitely “Not Your Father’s Western;” if so, you’ll find it’s one of our Books du Jour. But that’s not all—our menu that evening will be large and diverse.

The impetus behind our first Book Tasting is to showcase some of our favorites that don’t get as much attention as the perennial NYT Best Sellers. And it’s good to broaden your horizons now and then. A steady diet of BLTs, even as good as they are at peak tomato season, can get a bit dull and you start hungering for something with a bit more seasoning, texture, and flavor. Not necessarily better but certainly different.

Which is what we intend to offer up at our book bistro. Come and go at your leisure (well, until 7:30 p.m.), connect with other readers (who might share recommendations), and expand your book list. And although it’s billed as a “Book” Tasting, we will, of course, have edible treats to enjoy as well. Bring your friends, book group, or yourself and share your love of books.

Book Appetit! 📚