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Donna S.’s Pick: Dewey

Donna S staff pick photoDewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
is a true story by Vicki Myron.  It’s the tale of an abandoned kitten left in the book drop of a small Iowa library and how he affected the lives of the staff, patrons, and even people worldwide for many years.

By MPPL on December 15, 2008 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Donna S.

Donna S.’s Pick: Victoria Magazine

Donna S staff pick photoVictoria
is an elegant magazine for women that had been out of circulation for a few years.  It has returned with lovely photography, old-fashioned decorating ideas, travel, recipes, and interesting articles.

By MPPL on November 24, 2008 Categories: All Staff Picks, Picks by Donna S.

The Friday Night Knitting Club

Friday Night Knitting Club book coverDonna S. of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs:

In The Friday Night Knitting Club, a single mother works to raise her daughter and run a yarn shop in Manhattan.  Knitting is her passion, salvation, and livelihood.  Over the years her regular customers have become her friends, and the Friday Night Knitting Club was formed.  Among the members are a wealthy older woman who wants to fill a void in her life, a daughter with interest in the culinary arts, a best friend who returns to seek forgiveness, and an absent father who slowly re-enters his family’s lives.  When the main character discovers that she has ovarian cancer, the members rally round to help.

The story of how this varied group comes to share their talents and influence each other reminds me of the sisterhood from the movie Steel Magnolias.  It is interesting and pleasant reading.


By MPPL on May 5, 2008 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Picks by Donna S.