“The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett is now available at Cordova Public Library. (Nov. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Explore new-to-you authors

Avid readers tend to gravitate toward their favorite authors. But there's much to be said for checking out unfamiliar books, writes Cathy Sherman.
Books on display at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 29, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: If you love books, apply to the library board

Folks who actively use and love the library are encouraged to apply to the Cordova Public Library Board, writes Cathy Sherman.
Big Library Read is the world’s largest digital book club. (Oct. 29, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Join the world’s largest digital book club

Cordova Public Library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, writes Cathy Sherman
Books at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: ‘The Turn of the Key’ is a must read

If you are a fan of Henry James's classic tale “The Turn of the Screw,” you might enjoy Ruth Ware's "The Turn of the Key," writes Cathy Sherman.
“The Testaments,” Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is available at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Have you read these popular books?

"Librarians are always looking at lists," writes Cathy Sherman. "Lists of books in the New York Times Bestseller’s List, lists of favorite books from listeners at NPR, and lists of the most popular books read in September on the website Goodreads. Being newly retired, I have been telling myself I will have all this time to read now … but what should I read?"

The passing of a great author

We lost an amazing American author this month, Herman Wouk, best known for historical fiction works such as The Caine Mutiny which was published in 1951 and won the Pulitzer Prize.

How to cook your catch

Now that we’ve finished reading about birds and learning how to identify all those wonderful shorebirds, let’s get ready to catch and serve up some fish!

Welcome birds and birders

After you spend the day out birding, stop in the Cordova Public Library and find a good read all about birds. Here are some...

Despite the snow, it’s springtime at the library

The weather outside has been fickle. Even if you can’t get outside to landscape or garden, you can read about it at the library!...

At your library: New books on the shelves

Head Librarian Debbie Carlson has just released the list of new books placed on the shelves in the past few weeks. These bestsellers are...

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