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New Materials
Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald -- Historical Fiction

On a clear December morning in 1937, at the famous gold clock in Grand Central Terminal, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking railroad man from Queens, meets a vibrant young woman who seems mysteriously out of place. Nora Lansing is a Manhattan socialite whose flapper clothing, pearl earrings, and talk of the Roaring Twenties don’t seem to match the bleak mood of Depression-era New York. Captivated by Nora from her first electric touch, Joe despairs when he tries to walk her home and she disappears. Finding her again—and again—will become the focus of his love and his life.

A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers from the 1920s to World War II and beyond.
The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason -- Historical Mystery

London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot.

Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial  On the Origin of Species  sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey -- Romantic Comedy

Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching  Sleepless in Seattle , and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.

When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days...can he?
Slime by Ruth Kassinger -- Non-fiction - Science

There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more.
In  Slime  we’ll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.  
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May We Suggest...
Doug Bond, Library Associate in the Circulation Department here at MPL, recommends reading Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.

He particularly liked the audio version of this book, which had a fabulous narrator. It was a great, mysterious fairytale that really had you guessing.
Lisa Powell Williams, Adult and Young Adult Services Coordinator here at MPL,  , recommends reading Miracle Creek by Angie Kim.

She liked this book because it contained her favorite elements in a thriller: multiple perspectives and unreliable narrators. It was also a great story of an immigrant family.
Bob Conklin, Adult Services Librarian here at MPL, recommends reading Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero by Peter Morris.

He liked the book because it was a fascinating history about early baseball and the evolution of baseball safety equipment.
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