Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a guided relaxation and rejuvenation practice that is intended to bring deep ease to the mind and body. Anyone can do it! Bring items to make yourself comfortable lying on a carpeted floor for 45 minutes. Can’t lie on the floor? Try it seated. Librarian Claudia Volano is a certified Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra facilitator.
Here are this month’s great recommendations from staff member Christopher Jennings Penders! Click on a title to place a hold. To find previous Chris Picks, click on the “What to Read” link at the bottom of this page or type “Chris Picks” into the search bar on our homepage.
Since we are coming up on the height of summer tourist season, I thought June would be an excellent time to devote my book choices to area tourist locations. I hope you will excuse a bit of shameless self-promotion with this latest crop of books. Under “Block Island,” you will see one of the books I have written. Of all the places I have visited, Block Island remains my favorite place ever.
Philip Craig writes mysteries that take place on Martha’s Vineyard.
Rose Connors I have read all of Rose Connors’ books and having spent some time in Sandwich, Cape Cod, I can say that Ms. Connors describes the area perfectly, so much so that place and setting become a character itself.
Henry Beston The Outermost House Being a writer myself, I have often fantasized about going away by myself, cutting myself off from everyone and spending time writing all day. It’s one reason The Outermost House resonates so deeply with me.
As I mentioned above, Block Island is my favorite place to visit. I love reading and writing about it as well.
Join Jillian Celentano and a panel of gender-diverse teens who will share what it’s like to be transgender in 2023. Hear personal stories about their journeys, including the good and bad, and how these teens navigate our challenging times. Learn about trans health care, the importance of an emotional support system, and what being an ally actually means.
Join our new All CT Reads book club, which focuses on inclusivity, culture, and acceptance, along with a bit of adventure, mystery, and humanity. For our June session, we will be reading Sabaa Tahir’s 2022 novel “All My Rage.” Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young lives are shaken by tragedy, they come to the U.S. hoping for a new start.
Here are this month’s great recommendations from staff member Christopher Jennings Penders! Click on a title to place a hold. To find previous Chris Picks click on the “What to read” link at the bottom of this page or type “Chris Picks” into the search bar on our homepage.
Mayflower Nathaniel Philbrick I love history, having minored in it at Southern CT State University. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick is another masterpiece by the same author of In the Heart of the Sea.
What Dreams May Come Richard Matheson I have said it many times over. What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson should be on the top of everyone’s reading list. The book may change how you look at life and death. It did so for me.
Saint Maybe Anne Tyler Saint Maybe is my favorite book by Anne Tyler and I have read most of her published books. Burdened by guilt from a tragedy, teenager Ian Bedloe finds peace and forgiveness at a storefront church. One of the reasons this book resonates so deeply with me is that I feel everyone deserves a second chance and that’s a theme running through this entire book.
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses This website has past AP exams and questions; click on the above link, the course you’re interested in, then ‘The Exam,’ scroll down and click the link under ‘Past Exam Questions and Scoring Information,’ and voilà you’re all set!
The Scranton Library Teen Center – our teen nonfiction section has test prep books you can check out for each AP subject offered at DHHS. We also have multiple study rooms perfect for solo or group study sessions.
Here’s wishing all students the best of luck on their exams!
Join us for a virtual 6-week meditation series this spring! Meditation is a wonderful technique used to reduce stress and anxiety. We all experience difficulties and should take the time to relax and reflect. Mindfulness Meditation will help you manage your negative emotions while finding inner peace.