book recommendations

Graphic that says, "Best Books of the Year, As Chosen by a 7 and 4-Year-Old" featuring the children reading in and next to a bookcase.
December 29, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

It’s not surprising that the children of a librarian are enormous readers. Am I required to bring them home at least two books each, every day I go to work? Yes. Do they tell me exactly which books they love, and which ones are a disappointment? Absolutely. Do they make use... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Peace is Every Step
December 1, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hahn

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
November 5, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson

In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace
October 8, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter turns 97 this month. In addition to being the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), he is the author of over 30 books which include nonfiction, children’s books and... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk
September 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

One Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his... READ MORE

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book recommendations

Graphic that says, "Best Books of the Year, As Chosen by a 7 and 4-Year-Old" featuring the children reading in and next to a bookcase.
December 29, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

It’s not surprising that the children of a librarian are enormous readers. Am I required to bring them home at least two books each, every day I go to work? Yes. Do they tell me exactly which books they love, and which ones are a disappointment? Absolutely. Do they make use... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Peace is Every Step
December 1, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hahn

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
November 5, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson

In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st... READ MORE

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