Cover: Paris Never Leaves You

Review: Paris Never Leaves You

Review: Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman St. Martin’s Griffin, 2020.  Paperback, 368 pages. Alternating between two timelines, Paris Never Leaves You is the story of Charlotte and her daughter, Vivi.  In the World War II storyline, Charlotte manages a bookstore for her father’s friend.  Vivi, then a toddler, spends her days there as…

Cover: The General's Cook

Review: The General’s Cook

Review: The General’s Cook by Ramin Ganeshram Arcade Publishing, 2018.  Hardcover, 400 pages. Opening in 1793 Philadelphia, this novel follows President Geroge Washingotn’s chef, the slave Hercules.  Despite being a slave, Hercules is given many freedoms and commands his kitchen like the former general did his battlefields.  When a day’s work was done, Hercules could…

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Library Programming Ideas

Library Programming Ideas Back in October, 2019, at my state library conference one topic that stood out predominantly through the conference was the plethora of programming ideas that go beyond the typical book club, reading program, or children’s storytime.  Just to further expose these ideas, here are some that were presented: Host true crime programs:…