Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 Librarians’ Choice Is Now Available

We are proud to present the 2019 Librarians’ Choice; our favorite books of the year. We hope you enjoy them!

No Exit by Taylor Adams
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau
Golden Tresses of the Dead
by C. Alan Bradley
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks
No Judgements by Meg Cabot
Little by Edward Carey
As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
Akin by Emma Donoghue
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Fay
The Winters by Lisa Gabriele
Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman
The Night Visitors
by Carol Goodman
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Familiars by Stacey Hall
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
The Second Sleep by Robert Harris
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
The River by Peter Heller
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
Full Throttle 
by Joe Hill
The Boy by Tami Hoag
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
The Last by Hanna Jameson
All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Drowning With Others by Linda Keir

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes) by Lorna Landvik
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
The Den by Abi Maxwell
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarland
The Chain by Adrian McKinty
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Inland by Tea Obreht
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone
Her Mother’s Daughter by Daniela Petrova
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Normal People by Sally Rooney
You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Orange World by Karen Russell
Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Aug 9-Fog by Kathryn Scanlan

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by Ryan Stradal
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
Cherokee America by Margaret Verble
The Night Before by Wendy Walker
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Movie Musical! by Jeanine Basinger
The Yellow House
by Sarah M. Broom
Where the Lost Dogs Go by Susannah Charleson
Conscious Closet 
by Elizabeth Cline
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty
Dreyer’s English: an utterly correct guide to clarity and style by Benjamin Dreyer
Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis
We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

The Enchanted Hour: the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction
by Meghan Cox Gurdon
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matthew Haig
How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
Deep Creek by Pam Houston
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke
The Honey Bus by Meredith May

Rest : why you get more done when you work less by Alex Pang
Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
Nights in White Castle by Steve Rushin
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Coders: the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world by Clive Thompson
Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
Cosy: The British Art of Comfort by Laura Weir
Dear Girls: intimate tales, untold secrets, and advice for living your best life by Ali Wong

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Shop Local at Your Library

Looking for stocking stuffers for the book lovers or local history buffs you know? Check out some of the items we have for sale at the library! 

DPL totes: $15
Notecard sets: $7
Damm Garrison ornaments: $20
The Great Blaze DVDs: $12.95

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Get Creative This Christmas

Creativebug has lots of fun holiday projects to try this season. You can make gifts, ornaments, cookies, beautiful chocolates, and try unusual wrapping techniques. If you are interested in the gift wrapping ideas you can take a class at the Library Thursday, December 12 at 6:30. Just be sure to register through the library web site on the events page.

The Creativebug link can be found on the Learning and Research page of the library's website:, and DPL cardholders get unlimited access to all videos!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving hours @ the Library:
Monday - Tuesday 9am to 8:30pm
Wednesday 9am to 5:30pm
Thursday - Friday CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday CLOSED for Holiday Parade

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Judy Pancoast Debuts The House on Christmas Street

New Hampshire's own Grammy nominee, Judy Pancoast, is thrilled to announce the publication of her novel, "The House on Christmas Street," based on her popular holiday hit. Judy will open the program by singing some of her original Christmas songs, and will then read to you from her novel. This is a program that will be enjoyed by everyone from teens to seniors. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Find out more about Judy at 

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Library Will be Closed Friday, December 6

The Library will be closed on Friday, December 6 for our annual Staff Development & Training Day. We will be open Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5 as usual.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Author Talk on Star Island Workers

A newly released book depicting life as a seasonal worker on Star Island is a photographic journey into life as a “Pelican.” As a visitor to Star Island, author Jennifer Moore has long been fascinated by the staff who work behind the scenes to make Star Island a serene and memorable experience. Moore and photojournalist Anna Solo collaborated on the project. The book is called “Pelicans: Seasonal Workers of Star Island,” and offers an intimate look into this unique island way of life.

 Both Jennifer and Anna will be here presenting their book Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30. Copies of their book will be available to purchase at the event.