Staff Picks: October

Aubrey, one of the newest additions to the Adamstown Area Library circulation staff, shares her favorite items from the library’s collection for all ages. As autumn begins and school picks up speed, reading can be a peaceful getaway from the stressors in life. Here are some books, films, music, and more that will transport you to a serene mindset!


Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (Adult Fiction)

One of Vonnegut’s most entertaining novels, filled with scientists, G-men, and even ordinary folks chasing each other around in search of the world’s most important and dangerous substance, a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature.






Cully Cully and the Bear by Wilson Gage (Children E)

Cully Cully’s quest for a bearskin leads to a hilarious chase and several cases of mistaken identity.






The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (Adult Nonfiction)

A highly infectious and deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.



Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Young Adult Fiction)

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.






Interstellar (2015) directed by Christopher Nolan

In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand, a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.





The Lorax (2012) directed by Chris Renaud

In a place where the brown Bar-ba-loots frisk and the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks of the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax?





National Geographic – Mysteries of the Solar System (September 2021)

The September 2021 issue of National Geographic Magazine includes an article and poster providing scientists’ latest understanding of our solar system, especially the small objects discovered in the far reaches beyond Pluto. This Idea Set provides fun, engaging ways to deepen your students’ understanding of topics related to the information presented in the article and poster.






Under the Table and Dreaming – Dave Matthews Band (1994)

Favorite Track: Satellite






Contra – Vampire Weekend (2010)

Favorite Track: Horchata