Staff Picks January 2021

Emily’s Picks

Videogame: Pikmin 3: Deluxe

Such a sweet, fun, mellow little game! Play as a team of tiny explorers and gather a squad of Pikmin– cute little plant creatures with unique powers –to help you solve puzzles, fight alien creatures, and collect food to save your home planet!

CD: Labyrinth: The Original Soundtrack

Feeling nostalgic? This soundtrack has all the iconic David Bowie songs from the Jim Henson classic, as well as a few selections from Trevor Jones’ weird and wonderful score. Synth-y and danceable, and very, very fun. It will have you doing the Magic Dance!

Jessie’s Picks

DVD: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

“Jake Peralta is a Brooklyn detective with a gift for closing cases and little respect for authority. When no-nonsense commanding officer Raymond Holt joins the 99th precinct with something to prove, the two go head-to-head.”

Audiobook: Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

“Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she’s sent to Nice on a secret assignment that’s nothing to sneeze at – recovering the Queen’s stolen snuff box. As much of an honour as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honour awaits Georgie in Nice – as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items – and solve a murder. How’s a girl to find any time to go to the casino?”


John’s Picks

DVD: The Woman in the Iron Coffin

This gripping documentary pieces together the clues to uncover more about the identity of a woman mysteriously buried in a rare iron coffin in Queens, New York City. The puzzle begins with twenty-first century construction workers discovering the coffin, but you go back in time and learn about the history of nineteenth-century manufacturing, NYC social life, slavery, and smallpox. An informative journey!

CD: Harvest by Neil Young

Maybe one of the best albums of all time? This 1972 album helped propel Neil Young’s early career and includes some of his most iconic songs like Heart of Gold & Old Man. It’s an absolute rock classic with rhythmic music and a touch of folk.


Kim’s Picks

DVD: The World Before Your Feet

Quitting his civil engineering job, Matt Green spent six years-plus hoofing it over the five boroughs of New York City.  Sleeping at friends’ homes and cat sitting for the $15.00 per day he needed to survive his 8,000-mile journey during which he found the site of the first birth control clinic in the U.S. and was entranced by a community garden in an unlikely venue, Green and his audience learn that the process is the goal.

Libby eBook: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo the boy, Tuna the girl, Alice the alligator, Derek the TV reality show star, and a concussion-causing frozen iguana are prime characters in this exciting and funny tale by humorist and social activist Carl Hiaasen.  Ostensibly a young adult novel like Skink:  No Surrender, it can be enjoyed by adults as well.   Hiaasen’s pleas for environmental responsibility fit seamlessly into the action.

Mary’s Picks

DVD: Hector and the Search for Happiness

A heartwarming journey that’s a great pick me up if you’re feeling in a rut yourself. You can’t go wrong with travel and meeting a diverse group of people.

CD: Dolly by Dolly Parton

I’m not a country music fan, but absolutely love Dolly Parton. I love her music, her voice and her as a person. Her music will put a smile on your face and put you in a good mood.

Stephanie’s Picks

DVD: CB Strike

“Cormoran Strike is a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB Investigator prove crucial in solving complex cases that elude the police.”

Audiobook: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

“A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and flight attendantthe accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police – she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home – Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?”

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