Book Talks, Galore!

One of the things that library folks love to do is talk about books. Sometimes they're our favorites or current reads but often we are talking up books with intent, hoping to match up a library patron with the best possible options. Bonus points for introducing patrons (and coworkers) to new titles, authors, or series. Since we can't talk to you about books in person right now, we decided to start talking them up in videos, which we're posting online.

Leading the way is one of our children's specialists, Heather, who in addition to having the gift of bibliogab, was determined to get SPPL off to a strong start with a series of book talks on middle school titles. Take a gander here. Hopefully, her enthusiasm and descriptions will intrigue you into exploring some new titles either for yourself or your favorite middle schooler.

And adult readers, take heart.

Matt M. has you covered with his nifty book talk on excellent science fiction titles for those who think that they aren't interested in SF.

And Emily takes a moment to sing the praises of the gentle, escapist joys of the cozy mystery. So sit down with a nice cuppa and your sleuthing hat on for this book talk. More talks from Matt, Emily, and others are on their way.

We're just getting started--even learning some new technology along the way--so keep your eyes on our Book Talks playlist on SPPL's YouTube channel (feel free to subscribe!) or on the Books page on the Saint Paul Public Library website. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Our doors may be temporarily closed, but we're still excited to talk books with you. Stay safe and keep reading!

(Post by Jennifer B.)