Books & Tea: Get book picks from Newton and Hesston library directors and volunteers

On June 24, Newton Public Library director Dr. Cari Cusick, Hesston Public Library director Melissa Carlson, NPL board member Cathy Anderson, and HPL board member Becky Herron, met up on Zoom for an online rendition of the annual “Books & Beans” event at Mojo’s Coffee Bar. Mojo’s contributed tea samplers for participants to enjoy during the program.

Watch the recording on YouTube to hear about the panel’s picks, then place your hold requests using either the NPL online catalog or the HPL online catalog!

Dr. Cari Cusick
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander
“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann
“An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States,” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
“Dakota: A Spiritual Geography,” by Kathleen Norris
“Cozy Minimalism at Home,” by Myquillyn Smith
Nonfiction books by Brené Brown
“Still Life,” by Louise Penney
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” by Gail Honeyman
“Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen

Cathy Anderson
“The School of Essential Ingredients,” by Erica Bauermeister
“How to Do Nothing,” by Jenny Odell
“The Coroner’s Lunch,” by Colin Cotterill
“Home Work,” by Julie Andrews
“Movement Matters,” by Katy Bowman
“Dynamic Aging,” by Katy Bowman

Melissa Carlson
“Outlander,” by Diana Gabaldon
“Carnegie’s Maid,” by Marie Benedict
“Quintland Sisters,” by Shelley Wood
“House Calls and Hitching Posts,” by Dr. Elton Lehman
“Harris and Me,” by Gary Paulsen

Becky Herron
“An Owl on Every Post,” by Sanora Babb
“The Seed Keeper,” by Diane Wilson
“The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan
“Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmer