Book Lists

Genealogy Reads – Memoirs

Look for these memoirs at the library. You will be fascinated by these personal stories of genealogy and family history. The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir by William C. Griffeth Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, […]

Library Reads

Discover February’s Library Reads

Winter Reading might be over, but there’s still plenty of cold weather left, perfect for cozying up with a good book! As always, we at AAPLD have plenty of suggestions, including this month’s Library Reads. If you’re not familiar with Library Reads, they’re ten new releases chosen by librarians each month as their favorites. Library Reads cover just about every […]

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Reading Suggestions

2022 In Review: Overlooked Books

Not every great read of 2022 was a best seller! With hundreds of new books released each month, it’s not surprising that some don’t get the attention they deserve. Our Overlooked Books display in the Adult Services department gives some of these titles a little extra love. Stop in and browse the selections, and make one part of your Winter […]

Library Reads

Discover January’s Library Reads

Every month, librarians and library staff throughout the country select their top ten favorite new releases. Library Reads celebrate both established authors and exciting newcomers writing in a variety of genres. We’ll highlight a few notable Library Reads picks for the month, which you can check out from AAPLD. Find the complete list of January’s Library Reads here. Exes & […]

Book Lists

Genealogy Reads

Look for these genealogy reads at the library, and discover how DNA might be used to find connections to family. The Forever Witness : How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder by Edward Humes Npe*: A Story Guide for Unexpected DNA Discoveries (*a non-paternity event – when ‘dad’ is not… your biological father) by Leanne Hay Your DNA […]

Reading Suggestions

Kick off Winter Reading With A Sweet Holiday Read

Sweet Reads Winter Reading 2023 is here! What better way to earn prizes and celebrate this special season, than indulging in holiday reads! Whether you enjoy your books happy and heartwarming, delight in classics, cozies, or warm to novels that explore the inspiration for the season, we’re pleased to present some reading suggestions. Stop by the Main Library and browse […]

Library Reads

Discover December’s Library Reads

Every month, librarians and library staff throughout the country select their top ten favorite new releases. Library Reads celebrate both established authors and exciting newcomers writing in a variety of genres. We’ll highlight a few notable Library Reads picks for the month, which you can check out from AAPLD. Find the complete list of December’s Library Reads here.   The […]

Digital Resources

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November marks National Native American Heritage Month– a time when we recognize the rich cultural heritage, traditions, and contributions of North America’s Indigenous people. Algonquin Area Public Library invites everyone to take part in these fun and informative activities, that run throughout the month. This challenge runs November 1 – 30 and includes both reading and activities that explore the […]