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

UPDATE July 28, 2020 Starting on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, we will be rolling back to “curbside only” service at the library. Our hours will change as well to reflect the patterns of use that we have seen over the last few weeks. Monday-Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. UPDATE July 6, 2020 Starting on July 6th we will offer limited access to the library building primarily forRead 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 →

Hoopla

We are excited to announce that Hoopla is now available using your library card! You can stream or download (on mobile devices) movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics with no wait lists and no fees or fines. You are limited to 8 downloads a month and you have access to your items for a limited period of time depending on the media. Set up your account and check it outRead More →

SELF-e

We are excited to bring a new self-publishing platform to you from Library Journal called SELF-e! Submit your book to add it to our digital collection and the Missouri collection and your book will also be reviewed for possible inclusion in the SELF-e Select collection that is made available to all SELF-e libraries. In addition, we are introducing BiblioBoard – a tool to browse and download self-published books from SELF-e.Read More →