Category Archives: Walker’s Bookshelf

Books On Fire

Books On Fire

Our month-long display is about challenged or banned books. The titles we’re highlighting explore themes that are often cited when a book is either challenged or banned. Some of the main reasons given for challenging or banning books are racism, violence, sexuality, political views, and religious beliefs. Here are some titles that explores these subjects. America Is Not the Heart by

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America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

The modern-day Filipino-American experience is intimately explored in Elaine Castillo’s debut novel America Is Not the Heart. The novel clearly pays homage to Carlos Bulosan’s 1946 semi-autobiographical novel America Is In the Heart while charting the experiences of Filipinos living in 1990s California. Where Bulosan immersed us in the experiences of immigrant Filipinos, struggling to survive as migrant farmworkers, Castillo

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Hidden Gems from the Middle East

Hidden Gems from the Middle East

Are you looking to explore a different world? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of books for you that explores the Middle East. Happy reading! A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban

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As Seen on TV: Cookbooks

As Seen on TV: Cookbooks

Read all about your favorite TV chefs, recipes, and more in these cookbooks available at Walker Memorial Library. Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again, by Ina Garten Step inside Ina Garten’s home and enjoy the food she makes for friends and family- her own personal recipe file of year-in, year-out favorites. (Description from back of book)

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Share your love for WML by encouraging friends and family to sign up for a library card!   WELCOMING NEW PATRONS WITH A FREE BOOK New patrons will receive a free book of their choice after signing up for a library card. If you’re interested in signing up, please go to https://walkerlibrary.org/library-card/. If you have any questions, call us at (207)

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The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant Experience

Have you ever asked what immigration is? Immigration, in all its shapes, has many, deep meanings. It is not just changing the place where you live, abandoning your stuff, your old life, or who you love. It is not just pain and separation. Everything has their dark and bright sides; immigration has that too. Immigration sometimes means we depart from

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The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

Violence, obsession, and repressed desires are explored in Han Kang’s visceral, vivid, and undeniably compelling The Vegetarian. The story begins simple enough; Yeong-Hye decides to turn vegetarian. Despite her husband’s consternation regarding her decision, Yeong-Hye provides only a vague explanation for her sudden change, “I had a dream.” Unbeknownst to her husband and others around her, the nature of the

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All About Food

All About Food

Love Food? Walker has both magazines and cookbooks filled with recipes, tips, pictures, and more. Both magazines and books can be checked out for three weeks. Magazines: Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Cook’s Illustrated, Eating Well, Food & Wine, VegNews. Books: Click here to see what cookbooks are available at Walker.    Did you know… If you don’t see the magazine issue

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In-Depth Book Review: Manhunt

In-Depth Book Review: Manhunt

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer tells the story of the murder of Abraham Lincoln and the subsequent search for those involved in his death. The characters and plot in Manhunt are quickly revealed. The central characters around which the entire story revolves—Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth—are introduced within the first four pages. They are quickly established as

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Accio Birthday Cake!

Accio Birthday Cake!

J.K. Rowling, also known as Joanne “Kathleen” Rowling, was born on July 31, 1965. She has sold an estimated of 500 million books and is the author of the Harry Potter series. A writer is a writer is a writer… J.K. Rowling always wanted to be an author. At the age of six, she wrote a story about a rabbit

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