Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah AndersonAvailable in Hoopla They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas.—From Amazon Origin by Dan Brown FIC BROWN Robert Langdon, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement--the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch's precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Justine by Lawrence DurrellFIC DURRELL The Egyptian city of Alexandria once boasted the world's greatest library, home to scholars dedicated solely to the pursuit of knowledge. But on the eve of World War II, the obsessed characters in this mesmerizing novel find that their pursuits lead only to bedrooms in which each seeks to know-and possess-the other. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer EganFIC EGAN Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierFIC FRAZIER Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. Miss Mary is Scary! by Dan GutmanJ GUTMAN When a British student-teacher arrives, A. J. and his friends wonder if her all-black clothing and love of blood sausage mark her as a vampire, while Mr. Granite simply hopes her musician-boyfriend will stay away long enough for a math lesson. Rules of Magic by Alice HoffmanFIC HOFFMAN For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people's thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. Prequel to Practical Magic. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen KingFIC KING In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious "Eve Black," is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Evil Librarian by Michelle KnudsenYA KNUDSEN When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Monstress Vol. 2 by Majorie LiuAvailable in Hoopla This series is impossible to classify; genre elements mingle in mythical and gleefully subversive ways. The central conflict is between “arcanic” people like Maika and humans who have developed a means of extracting magical power from arcanic bodies - brutally, and fatally. This of course evokes the politicized bodies of our own society, more so because so many of the story's characters are visibly people of color. - From Amazon. Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence028 SPE Librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years. Spence's take on classic and contemporary books is very much like the best of literature--sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly poignant, and filled with universal truths. The Sisters Are Alright by Tamara Harris WinfreyAvailable in PALS Plus What is wrong with black women? Not a damned thing but the biased lens most people use to view them, says Tamara Winfrey Harris . The book takes sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women, replacing warped prejudices with the straight-up truth-the complicated but far-from-hopeless reality of being a black woman in America. "We have facets like diamonds," Winfrey Harris writes. "The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling." Download or stream titles with your PalsPlus Library Card. Hoopla is a streaming service for movies, TV shows, documentaries, video games, music and audiobooks. Instantly borrow entertainment and educational material from our website or through the Hoopla app on a tablet or smartphone. The content is always available without waitlists. Need help getting started? Visit the Hoopla help and support page. Overdrive's Palsplus eLibrary allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks that you can stream or download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. 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