Category Archives: new books

From the Book Corner

‘Tis the season…
grab those pumpkin books!

From the Book Corner

Our September best-sellers have been catalogued, covered, and are waiting for you!
Do you spy any titles you want to read? PHONE US and ask to put a book on hold!

From the Book Corner

Check out our reads in our non-fiction section…there’s always something new on our shelves.  Our ACL readers LOVE their non-fiction!
In particular, one new book of interest on our shelves is No One Cares About Crazy People by NYT best selling author Ron Powers.  There was a recent review of the book on NPR’s Fresh Air here.

From the Book Corner…

Non-fiction ROCKS at the ACL

Non-fiction ROCKS at the ACL

We kindly received in the mail two ACL books from Westport, MA and Waltham public libraries. The one from Westport had been returned there last August! So nice of the libraries to mail them back! (We called and thanked both libraries.) Just a friendly reminder that all our books need to be returned either in the ACL or through our drop-off slot. 

From the Book Corner

Summer is the time for reading!  Our intrepid collections manager Janet is stocking the shelves weekly with the latest hot reads…

ACL Author Barry Goldstein: Lord of the Rings in Yiddish

From our stalwart Tuesday 12-1 pm volunteer Barry Goldstein–just published!

First time in Yiddish!

The Lord of the Rings


R. R. Tolkien

Translated by Barry Goldstein

The complete tale of Middle Earth

The Fellowship of the Ring / Di Khavruse fun dem Fingerl

The Two Towers / Di Tsvey Turems

and just released

The Return of the King / Der Tsurikker fun dem Kinig

Also the Yiddish translation of

The Hobbit / Der Hobit

or in

Romanized Yiddish

Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition / Shekltons Oyshalt Ekspeditsye

More at the translator’s web-page

From the Book Corner

New books landed this week…more to come!
We recently made our purchases at Barnes and Noble with the anonymous $200 gift card we received this winter.  We bought several beautiful new children’s picture books, a bunch of hot new best sellers in fiction and nonfiction, and some new additions to some of our popular kids’ series. We also were delighted to splurge on a little stuffed animal horse to add to the “Old MacDonald” collection for singing at story time.  Once again, thank you for this very nice donation!
If you have a book request and we don’t have the book in our collection, ask the front desk or email Janet at  Janet is in charge of our acquisitions and she updates our shelves regularly.
Fines Amnesty continues through March…please bring back those books–no fees, no questions asked.  Rummage underneath the bed, behind the couch, etc.  It happens, books get lost, but then they get found.  It’s all good at the ACL!