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January Staff Picks 2018

If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Each month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog! If you want to share your own #JPLPicks with us feel free to send us a photo of you with your book and tell us why you want to recommend it!

Tim, our new library director, shares one of his favorite books from childhood for his first week at JPL, “Lost Horizon is the book that helped me discover my love of reading as a kid!" Find a copy here: What was your first book love as a kid? Share your own #JPLPicks photo with us through social media and you could be featured!

How have your financial goals for 2018 been going? If you find yourself needing a little bit of help Alison from UPK has the perfect tip, "I’ve been using the You Need a Budget program by Jesse Mecham for more than two years to manage my money and budget and it has been amazing! I’m excited that it’s now in book form (in print and on OverDrive) so I can easily recommend it to everyone. If you have a New Year’s resolution to spend your money on better things, definitely check this book out!" Find a copy here:


If you're upset that the new Game of Thrones season has been pushed back a year, Darlene from Beaches Branch has just the tip for you! She's recommending "Dangerous Women" by George R. R. Martin for her #JPLPicks because "it contains previously non-released Game of Thrones novella plus when reading compilations I have discovered other authors writing styles I enjoy!" Dig in and keep yourself warm until the show comes back:

Robbie from the Beaches Library recommends Moby Dick by Herman Melville for our second #JPLPicks of 2018. Robbie says "It taught me to let go of obsessions." Sounds like an introspective way to start the new year! Find your own copy here:


Chris from Main’s #JPLPicks will help you get closer to your New Years resolution! Chris says that “The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg will help you discover how some of your habits might have formed, how you can change them or use them to your advantage!” Find a copy to read or listen to here:

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