Thanks to your awesome participation using OverDrive in June, we have earned our Children & Teen Reading Room! You can access it through the link on our OverDrive homepage or directly by clicking here. Thank you from all of us for helping to make our library collection even better! Happy reading!
Thank You, Ellen
Ellen Walther has stepped down from the Brentwood Library Board of Trustees after nine years of service. Thank you, Ellen! Thanks for parading with us, serving as an officer on the Board and for generally being a lovely and generous person. We will miss you in the boardroom but we will see you in the library. Thank you, Ellen.
Recent Book Reviews
The $64 Tomato by William Alexander
This is a fun memoir about one man's obsession with his very large vegetable garden. From his battles with groundhogs and bugs to the joys...
Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild by Novella Carpenter
After reading Novella Carpenter's Farm City about her adventures in urban farming, I looked at her website and found she had just published a new...
Farm City by Novella Carpenter
This is a memoir of an urban homesteader's experiences establishing a garden and farm in an empty lot in Oakland, California. Novella...
Summer Reading Club
The summer reading clubs run from June 1st through July 31st.
Children are encouraged to read for 30 hours and earn prizes for every 5 hours they read along the way. Stop by for a list of all of the programs for kids that are happening this summer or check out our online calendar.
Teens and adults are asked to read 5 books and earn a prize and a chance to win a Kindle Fire.
Adults are invited to our 3rd annual Happy Hour at Twin Oak on Friday, August 1st at 5:00 pm to celebrate the end of the summer reading club. (Whether you finished or not!) We will pick the winning name for the Kindle Fire at the happy hour. We will buy appetizers, you will need to buy your own drink!
- Fun and Games - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Science Fiction Book Club - August: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
- Brentwood Book Club - August 2014 - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Fun and Games - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Knitting by the Books - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Closed for Labor Day - Sun, 08/31/2014 (All day) - Mon, 09/01/2014 (All day)
Database Highlight: Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library - Learning Express Library wants to help you achieve your educational and career goals. The database contains access to many online practice tests such as the ACT, SAT, GED, law enforcement, real estate licensure, and many more. They also have tutorials and reviews of many skills including math, writing, and computers. You will need to register your first time by entering your library card number and creating an account but then you are all set!
That’s Right, I said It: Libraries Are Cool by Steve Bowman
Check out the awesome article about the Brentwood Public Library by Steve Bowman of The Brentwood Spirit! The article includes many pictures from our recent 75th anniversary party. An excerpt follows:
I actually believe libraries are cool. When I enter one I honestly get a little excited. It’s like the feeling you get when you enter your favorite store. For me, a library is like a store that carries four things I love: books, magazines, music and movies. And they’re all free. -Steve Bowman