Saturday, January 21, 2023

New Releases: February Edition

Check out these highly anticipated February releases featuring fiction and nonfiction titles. Click on the title to request a copy or get your name on the waitlist. Don’t forget to watch for more featured releases next month! 


Your Driver Is Waiting by Priya Guns

In this electrifyingly fierce and funny social satire—a gender-flipped reboot of the iconic 1970s film Taxi Driver—a ride share driver is barely holding it together on the hunt for love, dignity, and financial security…until she decides she’s done waiting.

Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery by Margot Douaihy 

Sister Holiday is more faithful than most, but she’s no saint. To piece together the clues of this high-stakes mystery, she must first reckon with the sins of her chequered past – and neither task will be easy. An exciting start to Margot Douaihy’s bold series that breathes new life into the hard-boiled genre, Scorched Grace is a fast-paced and punchy whodunnit that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Endpapers by Jennifer Sarvan Kelly

An accessible, character-driven story set in 2003 New York City about a genderqueer book conservator who feels trapped by her gender presentation, her ill-fitting relationship, and her artistic block, as she discovers a decades-old hidden queer love letter and becomes obsessed with tracking down its author.


An evocative and epic story, Nick Tabor's Africatown charts the fraught history of America from those who were brought here as slaves but nevertheless established a home for themselves and their descendants, a community which often thrived despite persistent racism and environmental pollution.

The Wise Hours: A Journey into the Wild and Secret World of Owls by Miriam Darlington

In The Wise Hours, Darlington watches and listens to the natural world and to the rhythms of her home and family, inviting readers to discover the wonders of owls alongside her while rewilding our imagination with the mystery, fragility, and magnificence of all creatures.

For twelve years the Golden State Killer terrorized California, stalking victims and killing without remorse. Then he simply disappeared, for the next forty-four years, until an amateur DNA sleuth opened her laptop. Barbara Rae-Venter reveals how she went from researching her family history to hunting for a notorious serial killer.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Welcome to the Adult Winter Reading Challenge! This winter we're offering readers two different prizes. 

Prize 1: Pirates 2023 Season Kickoff Package
In partnership with The Massachusetts Pirates, we are offering readers a chance
to win a pair of tickets for any regular 2023 season home game and Pirates swag!

Prize 2: Cozy Readers Dream Package
Win this package geared towards all readers! Includes a neck reading lamp,
page holder, library-themed socks, and WPL swag!

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Read these patron book reviews submitted by your fellow readers to get an idea of what to read next! And don't forget to log what you read, WPL events you attend, and your book reviews!

Great read with a slow and steady love story behind it. The world is rich and colorful and left me wanting several more of these. Lovely lgbt character representation. Don't miss the epilogue and prologue stories after the end.       ~ Margo S. 

Keeps you on edge from the very beginning of the book! I couldn’t put it down with how well it was written just wanting to know what’s next. 4.3/5 ~ Kaylee F. 

Fully developed entertaining read.                 ~ Sandra B.

Such entertainment for a retired at its most hilarious! Politics, shenanigans, stuff the outside world (from education) doesn't hear about.             ~ Ages W.