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Author Archives: Danis Houser

Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab (DML) at our Ewald Branch is a DIY media conversion center.  GPPL cardholders can use our equipment and software to convert VHS tapes, audiotapes, photographs, slides, and vinyl records to assorted digital formats. In order to use the DML, patrons must complete an Orientation session for the media type(s) they will be converting. Since the digital conversions happen in real time — ... Read More »

Gone Crazy in Alabama

            Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia Spending the summer with their grandmother in the rural South, three sisters from Brooklyn discover the surprising reason behind their mother’s estrangement from their aunt. The 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner Read More »

Black Panther : The Young Prince

              Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith T’Challa is training to inherit Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African kingdom ruled by his father, when he is unexpectedly sent to a Chicago public school with his best friend where he encounters an ancient evil that he must destroy.   Read More »


              Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg’s efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.   Read More »

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen “A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises–and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself…In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad–long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter–grapples ... Read More »

Welcome to Here by Nancy Solak

Welcome to Here by Nancy Yuktonis Solak Nancy coped while in China, but not always with spirit and resilience. She’s more of a reluctant traveler, an accidental tourist. In this memoir, she visited China three times, not because it was a lifelong dream of hers, but because of her son. She spent two weeks in China when he was a ... Read More »

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper Melbourne author Harper faced a challenge in equaling the success of her first book, The Dry (2017), which was an award-winning international best-seller; but in this second Aaron Falk novel, she manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ... Read More »

Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland

Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland This engaging book is based on award-winning journalist Leland’s popular series of articles for the New York Times. He spent a year profiling six of the “oldest old” individuals who have passed the eighty-fifth birthday. This is not a record of the daily routines of ... Read More »