• Library Displays,  Library News,  New Books

    New Fiction Available

    Come in and browse through our newest fiction collection courtesy of McNaughton book services - located on the shelves in Baker Reading Room. Using this service will provide an assortment of new fiction titles and will make them available more quickly than before, some on the same day they are released! #ohrstromlibrary #newbooks #newfiction #iamsps #mcnaughton #fiction #bakerreadingroom

  • Library News,  New Books

    Mind Matters

    All of Ohrstrom’s titles will help you expand your mind, but some of our new arrivals focus on the mind itself.  From evolutionary history of consciousness to practical mindfulness tips, these three books will have you thinking about how you think!   On Being Human: Why Mind Matters, by Jerome Kagan   Yale University Press 2016 150.1 K11ON   “A revered psychologist invites us to re-examine our thinking about controversial contemporary issues, from the genetic basis for behaviors to the functions of education. In this thought-provoking book, psychologist Jerome Kagan urges readers to sally forth from their usual comfort zones. He ponders a series of important nodes of debate while…

  • Library Displays,  Library News,  New Books

    Book Spine Poetry

    Welcome back! Looking for a creative outlet to get your brain power flowing again? Celebrate National Poetry Month by making book spine poetry at the library. Stack books so that their titles, from top to bottom, create a poem. On the main floor, Mrs. Kittler has set up an interactive display where you can view and contribute to our spine poetry collection – check it out! Here’s my rather free-verse example, which features some of our shiny new arrivals:   History is all you left me  In the country we love Carry this book To capture what we cannot keep. (Click on the lines above to visit each book’s website.)…

  • Library News,  New Books

    Taking a Break

    Spring Break is almost here, and there’s no better time to check out a book! Get lost in a novel, or learn something new from a nonfiction title. Copies are available in the library or online through the OverDrive website and OverDrive app. Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon Delacorte Press 2015 Fiction Y7 Movie coming May 2017 “Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. She is content enough—until a boy with eyes the color of the Atlantic Ocean moves in next door. Their complicated romance begins over IM and grows through a…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by its Cover

    Here are some great new books that also happen to have great covers. These are all available at Ohrstrom Library on the New Books shelves in the Baker Reading Room. Come on over and check them out! 4321 : A Novel by Paul Auster Henry Holt and Company, 2017 Call Number: Fiction Au7 “Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA,…