Staff Picks

Library items recommended by Marion County Public Library System staff.
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Breck, the Fairmont State University student intern, suggests the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris.  “Mystery, fantasy, and romance fans can all come together to enjoy this series. Some of the main characters are vampires, werewolves, fairies, along many other mythical creatures. If you like stories about alternate realities, then give this series a try. I was hooked after the first couple of chapters. I fell in love with all of the characters, even the so-called bad guys." True Blood, Book Series To Read, Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood Series, Vampire Series, Long Books, The Twilight Saga, E Reader, Book Nooks
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Breck, the Fairmont State University student intern, suggests the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris. “Mystery, fantasy, and romance fans can all come together to enjoy this series. Some of the main characters are vampires, werewolves, fairies, along many other mythical creatures. If you like stories about alternate realities, then give this series a try. I was hooked after the first couple of chapters. I fell in love with all of the characters, even the so-called bad guys."
the cover of amanda knox's book waiting to be heard
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This week’s staff pick comes to us from Don, MCPLS Bookmobile Driver. Don recommends Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox. "Amanda Knox ...
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Kerry, MCPLS Administrative Assistant, suggests Slash’s album, Apocalyptic Love. “If you grew up in the generation of spandex, b...
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Christian, MCPL Youth Services Librarian, recommends Smallville Season Eleven: Volume 1, Guardian.
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Michelle suggests West Virginia UFOS: Close Encounters in the Mountain State. "Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, this book is entertaining."
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Michelle, our Virtual Branch Librarian, recommends Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. "It's kind of like Twilight, but better because there's aliens instead of vampires. Also, this book is set in West Virginia but doesn't contain negative stereotypes about our culture. Hurray!"
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Looking for a movie to watch tonight? Ashley, MCPL Circulation Staff, suggests Side Effects. This psychological thriller features the one and only Channing Tatum. Image by Matt Pichette.
Michelle, our Virtual Branch Librarian, recommends The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. "I can’t get enough of quick-witted private eye, Philip Marlowe. His one-liners had me cracking up for hours. I’ll definitely continue reading the other books in this series." Philip Marlowe, Best Mystery Books, Sleep Book, The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Chandler, Detective Books, Detective Novels
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Michelle, our Virtual Branch Librarian, recommends The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. "I can’t get enough of quick-witted private eye, Philip Marlowe. His one-liners had me cracking up for hours. I’ll definitely continue reading the other books in this series."
there are two different books on the same book cover each one has a yellow sign that says, a reliable wife
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Janna, Fairview Branch Manager, suggests two Robert Goolrick novels, Heading Out to Wonderful and A Reliable Wife.
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Michelle, MCPLS Virtual Branch Librarian, recommends Quantum Leap. “This is one of my favorite shows of all time. It’s filled with time-traveling goodness and Scott Bakula is no slouch. Clear out a whole day and watch the entire first season, you’ll thank me later.”
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Prometheus (2012) ⭐ 7.0 | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Fairview Branch Manager, Janna, has some great movie recommendations for you this weekend! "Moonrise Kingdom, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hotel Transylvania, and Prometheus were some of my faves from 2012."
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Fairview Branch Manager, Janna, has some great movie recommendations for you this weekend! "Moonrise Kingdom, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hotel Transylvania, and Prometheus were some of my faves from 2012."
the perks of being a wallflower movie poster with two people standing next to each other
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Fairview Branch Manager, Janna, has some great movie recommendations for you this weekend! "Moonrise Kingdom, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hotel Transylvania, and Prometheus were some of my faves from 2012."
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) ⭐ 7.8 | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Fairview Branch Manager, Janna, has some great movie recommendations for you this weekend! "Moonrise Kingdom, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hotel Transylvania, and Prometheus were some of my faves from 2012."
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Raina, a circulation assistant at our Fairmont location, recommends How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg (illustrated by Kevin O’Malley).