Julia Welzen Tag

Get the Most Out of Beanstack By: Julia Welzen Summer Reading is here again! Hooray! To participate in the program, you create an account and log your pages online using the Beanstack portal, which means tracking your and your family’s progress is a snap. If you haven’t...

Go Wild!: Nature Books for Spring By: Julia Welzen Now that spring is officially here (barring a stray Midwestern snowfall or two), you probably feel a stirring to be outdoors as the days lengthen, birds return, and wildflowers begin to bloom. Here’s some suggested reading that will...

Wintry Reads for Snowy Nights By: Julia Welzen Winter is upon us in full force, and the combination of extreme weather and beauty lends itself well to books steeped in myth and survival. So curl up with a blanket, fix yourself a warm drink, and lose yourself...

The Girl in the Red Coat By: Kate Hamer It's a parent’s worst nightmare: a child wanders off in a busy crowd and can’t be found. In The Girl in the Red Coat, Beth treats her daughter, Carmel, to a trip to a storytelling festival, but newly-single and wounded...

March, Books 1, 2, & 3 By: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell March is probably the best graphic novel series I've ever read. It's devastating and uplifting at the same time, but in this dichotomy we can see the continuing story of the civil rights movement...

How to Sauté By: Michael Ruhlman Alton Brown, the great kitchen science guru, said, “I’m not sure if Michael Ruhlman is a great writer who cooks or a great cook who writes, but either way he always manages to make my favorite thing: good sense.” How to Sauté...

Moloka’i By: Alan Brennert In 1891, Hawaii was still a sovereign kingdom, and seven-year-old Rachel Kalama was diagnosed with leprosy. The fear of contagion was so strong that Rachel, like anyone diagnosed with the disease, was forcibly removed from her family, sent to a hospital for a...

The Eyre Affair By: Jasper Fforde Wordplay and literary allusions abound in this alternate 1985 Britain where warring factions of Shakespeare authorship skeptics brawl in violent street fights, dodos have been genetically re-engineered and are common pets, and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre has an unsatisfying ending. Thursday Next, a special...

The Wrecking Crew! (DVD) If you know the recordings of Elvis, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, The Byrds, Ricky Nelson, The Beach Boys, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, or The Mamas & the Papas, then you know The Wrecking Crew. The Wrecking...

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames By: Kai Bird The Good Spy was so good that I read it twice. Actually, I listened to it once as an audio book and read the print book, but that's beside the point. It’s a fascinating biography...

The Fishers Library will be opening at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27 due to the Brew Ha Ha 5K.