Shelf. Life

A look at what's happening at Willard

What we’re reading during June

We've enjoyed some great books this month! Check them out: Audiobooks: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates Two of our staff members are currently reading/listening to this bestselling title. Described as "semi-autobiographical. Gates often refers back to her time working with Microsoft and the experiences that brought her to this book. She writes a...
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Check out the staff's May reading recommendations

Willard staff has enjoyed some great reads and audio books this month. Check them out: Audiobooks Ghost (Track series Book 1) by Jason Reynolds (Young Adult) Patina (Track series Book 2) by Jason Reynolds As someone who has run track for 11 years, I was pleasantly surprised to find this series about track. Reynolds captures the heart of track and f...
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You’re invited to join Willard’s Book Club

The April Book Club pick, How 'Bout That For A Crack Baby , was an unexpected favorite. Recommended by one of our book club members, this memoir tells the early life of one of Detroit's most influential men, Shawn Blanchard. He began his life in the "hood" of Detroit, born addicted to crack, abandoned for the first four years of his life by his mot...
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What we’re enjoying this month

This month, library staff has finished a few titles, started new ones, and awed over movies new and old. Take a listen to: Legendary by Stephanie Garber (Young Adult) If you liked Throne of Glass and The Night Circus , you'll enjoy this mystery of two sisters, their missing mother, and the magical world of Caraval. Available in print and audio. The...
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Spotlight on foreign films

Foreign movies, like books, offer the ultimate escape from the norm of daily life. Let's travel the world and go back in time with these great foreign movies: White God ( Fehér isten, 2014). This Hungary present-day film follows the life of Hagen, a mixed-breed dog. He is abandoned on the streets of Hungary after the father of his beloved owner, Li...
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Read What We're Reading

You're in that weird place between your last great read and your future great read. Check out what some of your favorite Willard staff have been reading, listening, and watching to help you out of "that place." During the past month, we've listened to: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Follows Harlem teenager Xiomara Batista, a Dominican girl fr...
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