Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Library Staff Holiday Gift Suggestions

Library Staff Holiday Suggestions
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for friends or family? The Wellesley Free Library staff members are here to offer some suggestions!

Jason from Reference Suggests…. 

Ender’s Game

By Orson Scott Card


 Ender’s game is a great Science Fiction book for any age! This book will be made into a movie starring Harrison Ford in 2013, making it great for any friend or relative who likes to read the book before they see the movie. 

Marian from Children’s Department Suggests
Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Book


 Norman Rockwell’s Christmas contains stories, poems, carols and recipes by famous authors along with 120 illustrations by Rockwell. Great for Rockwell fans, but also a special gift for anyone who loves Christmastime.

Joellen from Circulation Suggests….
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Arranged by: Dan Fox

This beautifully illustrated book contains musical scores of all of your favorite holiday songs. A beautiful gift for anyone!

Anne From Reference Suggests
State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
Edited by: Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey


From the bestselling editors of "The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup" comes an American road trip in book form: original writing on all 50 states by 50 of America's finest novelists, journalists, and essayists. A fun gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list!

Farouqua from Children’s Department Suggests...

Just Kids

By Patti Smith


Smith's evocative, honest, and moving coming-of-age story reveals her extraordinary relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Part romance, part elegy, "Just Kids" is about friendship in the truest sense, and the artist's calling.

Lisa from Technical Services Suggests
Appalachian Trail
By Bill Bryson


The only illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Trail explores this legendary footpath in detail: with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives.

Lisa also suggests...

Upstairs and Downstairs
By Sarah Warwick


 Upstairs and Downstairs gives readers an inside look at a regular day in an upper-crust English home in the Edwardian era. The book includes real historical accounts from both masters and servants. Fans of the hit show Downton Abbey would love to receive this gift!

Megan the Intern Suggests...

J. R. R. Tolkien by Michael White
This biography looks at Tolkien's work as a teacher, his relationship with his publisher, the formation of the group the Inklings, and the continuing impact of Tolkien's works.
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
The author of "The Brideshead Generation" and "The Inklings" was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien's papers for this biography of the author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". 14 photos.

With the release of the film The Hobbit this holiday season any Lord of the Rings fan would love to receive either of these books as a gift!

Elise from Administration Suggests...


Playaways! This holiday season give your loved one their favorite book on a playaway. A playaway is a small audio player that holds a complete audiobook. Portable and easy to use, playaways make a great gift for anyone! If you love this format, come see our large selection of playaways at the Wellesley Free Library!

Kat from Children’s Department Suggests...

Tangled Weds: How False Statements are Undermining America
By James B. Stewart

 A bestselling author presents an investigation of our era's most high-profile perjurers, revealing the alarming extent of this national epidemic. With many prosecutors, investigators, and participants speaking for the first time, "Tangled Webs" goes behind the scene of the trials of media and homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart; top White House political adviser Lewis "Scooter" Libby; home-run king Barry Bonds; and Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff. This book is a great gift for anyone who loves non-fiction!

Tyson from Reference Suggests...


By Kim Stanley Robinson

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. But a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.

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