New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By Rachel F. RSS Fri, December 29, 2023

It may be chilly outside, but the Free Library has some titles to warm you up this month!

Young Children (up to 2nd Grade)

I’m Going to Build a Snowman by Jashar Awan

When a little boy wakes up to see a blanket of snow covering the world outside, there’s only one thing to do: make a snowman, and not just any snowman — he wants the best snowman ever. But when his perfectly packed and powdery dreams clash with cold, slushy reality, he realizes the best snowman ever may be out of reach … but he can make his best snowman yet.


Older Children (3rd Grade to 6th Grade) 

When the Stars Came Home by Brittany Luby; illustrated by Natasha Donovan

When Ojiig moves to the city with his family, he misses everything they left behind. Most of all, he misses the sparkling night sky. Without the stars watching over him, he feels lost. His parents try to help, but nothing seems to work. Not glow-in-the-dark sticker stars, not a star-shaped nightlight. But then they have a new idea for how to make Ojiig feel better — a special quilt stitched through with family stories that will wrap Ojiig in the warmth of knowing who he is and where he came from.


Teen Fiction

Most Ardently: A Pride and Prejudice Remix by Gabe Cole Novoa 

A trans boy searches for a future ― and a romance ― in which he can live and love openly as himself in this heartwrenching YA reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, part of the Remixed Classics series.


Adult Fiction

You Dreamed of Empires by Alvaro Enrigue

One morning in 1519, conquistador Hernán Cortés entered the city of Tenochtitlan today's Mexico City. Later that day, he would meet the emperor Moctezuma in a collision of two worlds, two empires, two languages, and two possible futures. Cortés was accompanied by his nine captains, his troops, and his two translators: Friar Aguilar, a taciturn, former slave, and Malinalli, a strategic, former princess. Greeted at a ceremonial welcome meal by the steely princess Atotoxli, sister and wife of Moctezuma, the Spanish nearly bungle their entrance to the city. As they await their meeting with Moctezuma who is at a political, spiritual, and physical crossroads and relies on hallucinogens to get himself through the day and in quest for any kind of answer from the gods the Spanish are ensconced in the labyrinthine palace. Soon, one of Cortés's captains, Jazmín Caldera, overwhelmed by the grandeur of the city, begins to question the ease with which they were welcomed into the city, and wonders at the risks of getting out alive, much less conquering the empire. You Dreamed of Empires brings to life Tenochtitlan at its height, and reimagines its destiny.


Adult Nonfiction

Around the World in Eighty Games: From Tarot to Tic-Tac-Toe, Catan to Chutes and Ladders, a Mathematician Unlocks the Secrets of the World's Greatest Games by Marcus Du Sautoy

Where should you move first in Connect Four? What is the best property in Monopoly? And how can pi help you win Rock Paper Scissors? An award-winning mathematician explores the math behind the games we love and why we love to play them.

You can find these new titles and many more great books, e-books, audiobooks, movies, and music in our catalog and at a neighborhood library near you!

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