Is it possible to request that the library add a book to their collection? I have completed reading what the library has of a series of books, but the last three books in the series are not available through the library. If not, how often does the library acquire the newest books in a series?

Thank you for your time!

Wanted: read aloud from the British Isles

Hi! I need to pick a book/folktale to read aloud at Heritage Night at Logan Elementary School on May 30th from one of the British Isles. Any suggestions? Thanks!!

Looking for the book "50 Shades of Grey". I heard it is popular and I'd love to read it but so far the library does not have it. Why?

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Thank you for your comment. Several copies of this title will be ordered on the April 1st fiction cart. Shortly after the order goes in, you'll see a record in the catalog that will let you place a hold on it.

Wanted: Books like Night Circus & The Time Traveler's Wife

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is being called the most original love story since The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I loved them both & want more. Any suggestions? the love, the longing, the way the stories roll out in non-sequential order - great stuff!

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I looked at Novelist, a Readers Advisory database (located on AADL's Research page) and found a few books that you might be interested in.

The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova - Uses parallel narratives from different time periods to tell a story of star-crossed lovers.

Replay, by Ken Grimwood - A middle-aged man dies and awakens in 1963 in his 18-year old body. He retains his memories of his previous adulthood and continues his life. This happens repeatedly throughout the course of the story.

Under the Poppy, by Kathe Koja - Love, betrayal, blackmail, sex, death, and a jumble of characters. This darkly atmospheric novel has it all.

My Name Is Memory, by Ann Brashares - In Niffenegger's novel, love was complicated by time travel. In this story, it is complicated by reincarnation.

The Confessions of Max Tivoli, by Andrew Sean Greer - From the Amazon review: "An extraordinarily haunting love story told in the voice of a man who appears to age backwards."


I'm a huge fan of Ian M. Banks Culture Novels, a sci-fi series about a utopian, post-scarcity society of human, computer, and robot citizens. The writing is sharp, the ideas and politics are rock-solid, and the characters are balanced and not caricatures like most sci-fi. What other books or series would you recommend to Culture Lovers?

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