Fact and Fiction Reads Fall 2021
Posted on September 24, 2021
Whether you have a reference inquiry or are just looking for a good book to read, the Fact and Fiction librarians are here to help! Reach out to us by calling 419.259.5311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is the Fact and Fiction department?
Located on the first floor of Main Library, the Fact and Fiction desk is the first desk you encounter when you walk through the historic building into the expansion. The Fact and Fiction department runs from Madison Street all the way down to Adams Street, which is slightly longer than a football field at 383 feet.
What is in the Fact and Fiction department?
The Fact and Fiction department includes an extensive and unique adult print collection 52 rows on the main floor. It’s where you’ll find the following:
- Adult Literacy
- Large Print
- Magazines and Newspapers
- Oversized coffee table books
- Science Fiction
- Steinem Sisters Collection
- Urban Fiction
- World Languages
There’s always something new to browse with a variety of eye-catching book displays and two rotating exhibits. The Fact and Fiction department also has a rich historical collection with an emphasis on:
- Architecture and Home Design
- Biographies and Memoirs
- Government documents
- History (American, World, Wars)
- Local History
We hope that you’ll visit the beautiful Main Library soon.
Reading Recommendations from Fact & Fiction
The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains
By Tieghan Gerard
Beautifully photographed and inspiring recipes to answer the dreaded question- what’s for dinner? Reasons to check this out: gorgeous photos, vegetables prominent and inspiring.
Book on CD
By Matthew McConaughey
Part biography, part motivational and self-help, and always surprising, this biography is an engaging read you won’t easily forget. Reasons to read this book: thought-provoking, inspirational, and hilarious.
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
By Elif Shafak
After her heart stops beating, a woman continues to think. For fans of literary and psychological fiction.
Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods
By Danna Staaf
An interesting and sometimes humorous history of mollusks, with illustrations. For fans of prehistoric life, biology, and, of course, cephalopods.
The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
By John Green
Based on John Green’s popular podcast of the same name, this book covers a wide range of topics including humanity’s temporal range, Halley’s Comet, our capacity for wonder, Lascaux cave paintings, scratch & sniff stickers, Diet Dr. Pepper, velociraptors, Canada Geese, the Internet, sunsets, the yips, Auld Lang Syne, sycamore trees, and so much more. For fans of thought-provoking and reflective non-fiction.
The Sisters of the Winter Wood
By Rena Rossner
A magical tale that explores Jewish mythology through the eyes of two sisters, as they each come of age, struggling to understand their family’s fantastic secrets, as well as deciding what love means to each sister. Throughout it all danger lurks in the woods that surround them. For fans of folklore and bildungsroman fiction.
Book on CD
By Alex Michaelides
If you enjoy gothic and moody murder mysteries, Greek tragedies, 19th century poets and the bodies piling up, this book is for you.