Adult Services Blog

The Impossibly

The Impossibly, by Laird Hunt, is a spy story. Sort of.

Flight Behavior

A Different Take on Holiday Music!


Looking for something new? Or a different take on an old favorite? Look to these recordings to find ways to add some spice to your holiday season:


Cee-Lo’s Magic Moment
Cee-Lo brings his unique voice to the classics, and brings in his friends Christina Aguilera and the Muppets (among others) to join in the fun.

The Truth Spinner, by Rhys Hughes, truth spinner

The Urbana Free Library now has one of the funniest books I've read in, well, ever: The Truth Spinner by Rhys Hughes. Each of these stories is (more or less) about Castor Jenkins, Welsh raconteur and teller of tales tall and of all heights, whose adventures strain the limits of time, space, believability, genre, and the printed page.

The Movie or the Book?

The movie or the book: which is better?  This is the perennial question and one that seems quite pertinent now with the release of films like Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, The Life of Pi, and Breaking Dawn.




The Value of a Life

Since my official job title includes both adult and teen services, I try to balance my reading habits between the

Real Life on Film

Besides travel, cooking and how-to titles, our educational DVD collection contains deep, wonderful documentaries offering glimpses of people’s real lives, issues and struggles.

Here’s a selection of notable films we’ve added to our collection recently.

9500 Liberty

Travel Tales

I recently returned from a ten day trip to the West Coast.

New Fall Fiction!

Fall is my favorite time of year, and the cool weather and early evenings make it an ideal time to curl with a good book. Lucky for me, fall is also the time of year publishers tend to release many of their eagerly anticipated new books. Recently I read two new fiction releases that were particularly impressive.


Weird Tales and Frightful Stories

With the leaves falling and the temperature dropping, it's time to think about my favorite holiday, Halloween! To get you in the mood for the season check out some of my favorite titles that evoke the dark side of autumn: