Reviewed by Hilary Must Love Otters is a sweet Rom-Com style novel that follows 911 dispatcher Hollie Porter after she loses one person on the line, and another reminds her that she only gets one life to live. Re-evaluating her current situation – a job she only took because it was union and in the medical field her father loves, a boyfriend who lives with her for convenience, and aRead More →

Reviewed by Hilary Hazel knows that her personality is… a lot. She doesn’t hide who she is, and she doesn’t calm down – she won’t be the perfect quirky girl in your romantic comedy dreams, and then change for your friends. So when she reconnects with an old college acquaintance, she doesn’t expect love – she just wants a new friend and can tell that straight-laced Josh needs someone likeRead More →

Reviewed by Sarah P. The story of a young girl and her free-spirited father as they wander across the country in a renovated school bus. The pair run into an assortment of unique individuals during their travels, making new friendships and having adventures along the way. The dialogue was witty and often made me smile, and the ending was heartfelt and leaves the reader feeling good. I recommend this forRead More →

A man is found dead in his house in the Polish countryside. Two neighbors discover him and call the police. One of them is the protagonist. Ms. Duszejko, who hates her first name, Janina, often speaks her truth without a filter. Though she is advised not to by her friends. They fear that people will think she is a crazy old lady. That old stereotype. Beyond sexuality and beyond theRead More →

I liked the premise of this book but I must admit only a couple of chapters in I was doubting whether I would spend the whole read asking awkward questions of the author, mainly ones like ‘How on earth…?’ or the main question ‘But….?’.  Having said that, I liked the characters, Oona and her Mum in particular, so I bravely soldiered on.  Things began to fall into place and aRead More →

Sticky

We have looked to other libraries around our city and around our country and have decided that the best way to serve you now is to close the library to the public. We cannot guarantee anyone’s safety from the virus and seek to err on the side of caution. We hope this will also help the community maintain the necessary social distancing that we are being asked to practice. WeRead More →

River Styx Creative Writing Workshops

We are excited to announce a new series of creative writing workshops from River Styx at the Brentwood Public Library!  The eight week session will be on Sundays from 1-3 pm beginning 3/19 and running until 5/14 (no workshop on 4/16 due to Easter). The session will cost $115. Follow the link now to reserve your spot.Read More →

Wowbrary

Wowbrary is a new service we are offering. You can follow the link for an interactive website listing the newest additions to our catalog or you can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox weekly! We may also tuck in some recent book reviews or news items so sign up to keep in touch.Read More →

YA2

We had a great turnout last night at Olympia for our third YA² meeting. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to the discussion of Croak. It’s great to hear so many people enjoyed this fun and creepy book and that you’re interested in pursuing the rest of the trilogy (Scorch and Rogue). Here are some other books and movies mentioned during the discussion: The Imperial Radch series byRead More →