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Readers' Corner - September 2022

Need reading inspiration? Look no further! Our librarians have created monthly book lists on a variety of subjects and genres, including staff recommendations, book club picks, and just-for-fun reads. You can place holds on items directly from the lists in our catalog below. 

Adult Book Lists

Banned Books Week!

September 18-24 is #BannedBooksWeek. This list includes the most frequently challenged titles in the United States. 


Lifelong Learning

September is back-to-school month! That said, we think lifelong learning should be encouraged at any age. Our librarians have compiled a list of business and career books, how-to guides, and other educational materials.    


Booker Prize 2022 Nominees

The annual Booker Prize nominees for 2022 have been announced! Of the 13 fiction titles nominated, one will be selected to win this prestigious literary prize on October 17.


Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 through October 15, recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.


September Book Clubs at the Lawrence Library

Cookbook Club

This month's cookbook club

is Tuesday, September 27

at 7pm. September is

National Honey Month!

Sign up for the program here.

Historical Fiction Book Club

Join us on Thursday, September 29 at 5pm to

discuss Pachinko, the story

of a Korean family that emigrates to Japan.

Monthly Book


The monthly book club is meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 7:30pm to discuss RBG's memoir.

Staff Picks

The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

In case you missed it in 2020, Haig's dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived is a must-read. Of course, we also love the fact that a magical library is featured prominently in this engaging, mystical story!


by John Lewis

This is book one of a graphic nonfiction trilogy written by Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis (1940-2020) and illustrated by Nate Powell. The graphic memoir follows Lewis's life from childhood to the March on Washington in 1963, and recounts his lifelong struggle for civil rights in the US.

The Map of Salt and Stars

by Zeyn Joukhadar

For readers of The Alchemist and A Thousand Splendid Suns. This novel intertwines the stories of two girls living 800 yeas apart-- a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and an adventurous mapmaker’s apprentice.

Check out what's in demand!

Curious to see what everyone else is reading? Here are the current most requested titles in CW/MARS right now:

View the list here.

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