Interested in checking out a hotspot from the Forest Park Library? Attend one of our upcoming Internet Safety & Security courses, and you’ll be able to check out one of our popular hotspot devices! Take internet with you on a business trip, to the park, or to school. Registration is required, do so in person at the Reference Desk, or online for Sunday, September 28th or Sunday, October 5th, both from 2-4pm.

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September Staff Picks!

Rodger, Library Director, chose Confessions by Kanae Minato

After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you’ll never see coming,Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in harm’s way. You’ll never look at a classroom the same way again.

Maureen, Instruction Librarian, chose The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Richard Papen arrived at Hampden College in New England and was quickly seduced by an elite group of five students, all Greek scholars, all worldly, self-assured, and, at first glance, all highly unapproachable. As Richard is drawn into their inner circle, he learns a terrifying secret that binds them to one another…a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brought to brutal life…and led to a gruesome death. And that was just the beginning.

Sandy, Circulation Manager, chose All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

Know someone in the midst of a digital job search? We can help! Our LinkedIn for Beginners course covers how to get started on this popular networking site for job seekers and working professionals. Register online or at the reference desk, and we’ll see you on Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm!

Know someone in the midst of a digital job search? We can help! Our LinkedIn for Beginners course covers how to get started on this popular networking site for job seekers and working professionals. Register online or at the reference desk, and we’ll see you on Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm!

Kids & Coffee Book Club: Interpreter of Maladies

The Kids & Coffee Book Club is a group for parents and caregivers. Read the book, bring the kids, and socialize. Open play is provided for the kids while adults can sip coffee and discuss this month’s selection, and meets on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:30am.

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies is this month’s title.

Navigating between the Indian traditions they’ve inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri’s elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In “A Temporary Matter,” published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.

Pick up your copy at the Circulation desk today!

Cat Adoption Event!

The library is hosting two local animal non-profits for a cat adoption event on Sunday, September 14th at 1:30pm! Everyone knows the greatest reading partner of all is a cat on the lap, so swing by the library and help a feline in need. You might find your new favorite friend, and your new favorite book all in the same day!