January 17, 2018

Check Out These New Titles at Neill Public Library...

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
By John Hodgman

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.

By Jon Acuff

According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.


By Reni Eddo-Lodge

Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of color in Britain today.

January 13, 2018


Neill Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Dr. King is widely recognized as the leader of the modern Civil Rights Movement, an advocate for racial equality, who used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance to achieve seemingly impossible goals.

  •       Materials will not be due on this date.
  •        Please visit our on-line catalog at             www.neill-lib.org for renewals and requests.
  •       You may return items using the book drop located outside the North entrance of the library.

January 10, 2018

Check Out These New Titles at Neill Public Library...

by Derek B. Miller

Available in: Print
 A journalist and a soldier meet near the Kuwait border.   They become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again as changed men. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she?

by Laura Lee Smith

Available in: Print
Witty and heartbreaking by turns, The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget. It firmly establishes Laura Lee Smith as a gifted voice in American fiction. The novel follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.

by Olaf Olafsson

Available in: Print

A deeply affecting family tale, a heart-rending love story that spans the globe, and a suspenseful drama at the edge of the mystery of life and death, One Station Away is a profoundly moving story of memory, identity, and misconnection, a novel of haunting power and lasting insight.

January 03, 2018

Check Out These New Titles.....

by Nadia Murad

The author recounts the horrors beset upon her family, and her struggle to survive slavery in Mosul as a young woman, following occupation of her village by the Islamic State.  Her inspiring story of survival is a call to action against injustice and genocide in Iraq.

by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion

Busy families are often plagued by the dilemma of weeknight mealtimes.  Fortunately, Kathy Brennan brings us tasty alternatives to drive-thru and TV dinners.  Full of beautiful photographs and quick-to-fix recipes, this cookbook can accommodate hectic schedules with satisfying dinners and snacks.

by Fredrik Backman

Memories from the lives of Grandpa, Grandma, son, and grandson are interwoven in poignant conversations on a lakefront bench.  But even memories and what they mean begin to fade, as aging takes its toll.  Fans of Backman (A Man Called Ove) will appreciate how he crafts his characters with sensitivity, love, and honesty in this short novel.  

January 01, 2018

New Items added in December

If you would like to see what new items were added to the library's collections during the month of December, follow this link!  Many of the items are still being processed so it can take a while for them to be ready to be checked out, but go ahead and place a hold and you'll be notified when it's ready for you to pick up. Make sure we have a current email and postal address for you.

New downloadable items are added every month as well. Here's the link to the Washington Anytime Library.