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Staff Picks

July 2024 Staff Picks

Alan’s Pick: The devil’s chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America’s secret government by David Talbot This eye-opening book charts the rise of the C.I.A from

May 2024 Staff Picks

Alan’s Pick : Meander: East to West, indirectly, along a Turkish river by Jeremy Seal. Most of us learned that a bend in a river is called a “meander”.  This name

March 2024 Staff Picks

Brenda’s Pick – Human footprint [videorecording] It was a very engaging series with a good host, a biologist, who was interesting because he was so curious. It shows the some

November 2023 Staff Picks

Alan’s Pick: Absolute Friends by John le Carré John le Carre’s spy novels are well known page turners…this one follows the unlikely friendship of two agents, who are apparently working

July 2022 Staff Picks

David’s Pick: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz This lovely duo of books tells the story of angry loner Aristotle and mellow bookworm