Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall!
Young Children (up to 2nd Grade)
Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda
The Day of the Dead is a happy day when Mar’s family gathers together. There are favorite dishes to enjoy, games to be played, and most importantly, stories to tell. No one in the family is forgotten because this is the day of the year when the dead come to visit the living—and for this holiday it is almost as if they’re alive again, as the family takes great joy in celebrating the things that made them special. Mar realizes she is just like her Grandpa Ramón, who kept a journal. And her sister, Paz, plays accordion, just like their great-grandfather. There are so many things that connect them all—and at dinner, Abuelita spins even more stories that make them feel close to the ones they will love forever.
Older Children (3rd Grade to 6th Grade)
T́pẘ and the Magic Hat by Buffy Sainte-Marie
T́pẘ (Tâpwê) can't wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the reserve--especially since his Kohkom has given him the most amazing gift. His new Magic Hat has bluebirds and grass snakes that come to life! He's so excited to see what adventures he and his new animal friends will have that he forgets his Kokum's advice: Watch out for tricksters! T́pẘ's adventure is everything he hoped it would be. Drawing on a rich Indigenous tradition of storytelling, and featuring a memorable cast of characters drawn from imagination and legend, T́pẘ and the Magic Hat is both an engaging read and a lesson on learning how to dance to the beat of your own heart.
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax? Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming. Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident. Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking. Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest.
Sinister Graves - A Cash Blackbear Mystery by Marcie R Rendon
A snowmelt has sent floodwaters down to the fields of the Red River Valley, dragging the body of an unidentified Native woman into the town of Ada. The only evidence the medical examiner recovers is a torn piece of paper inside her bra: a hymnal written in English and Ojibwe. Cash Blackbear, a 19-year-old Ojibwe woman, sometimes helps Sheriff Wheaton, her guardian, on his investigations. Now she knows her search for justice for this anonymous victim will take her to the White Earth Reservation, a place she once called home. When Cash happens upon two small graves in the yard of a rural, "speak-in-tongues kinda church," Cash is pulled into the lives of the malevolent pastor and his troubled wife while yet another Native woman dies in a mysterious manner.
Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora
A memoir by an acclaimed poet that reads like a novel, Solito not only provides an immediate and intimate account of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is Javier's story, but it's also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.
DVDs and Blu-rays
Director: Chloe Okuno
Starring: Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman, Madalina Anea
Julia uproots her life in America to accompany her husband to Bucharest, Romania. As she spends more time alone, she notices a shadowy figure staring from the opposite block. Her curiosity turns to fear when she hears of a murderer in the area. As she tries to solve the mystery of the man peering at her from across the street, she begins to suspects that the shadowy figure may be a local serial killer decapitating women.
You can find these new titles and many more great books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music in our catalog and at a neighborhood library near you!