As one year ends and another begins, we take time to reflect on the past and look forward to what the future will bring. Kent Memorial Library had a great year of programs and added over 2,500 books, CDs, and DVDs to the collection. We have a lot planned for 2024, too, so keep an eye out!
We’re not alone in our moments of reflection, as is evident by the volume of memoirs and biographies that have been published this year. If you like celebrities, we have biographies and memoirs from musicians, actors, writers, and athletes. You’ll find Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Brittney Spears, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Stamos, Althea Gibson, Magic Johnson, and the list goes on.
Are politics or royalty more your thing? We’ve got those, too! There’s Spare by Prince Harry, Romney: a Reckoning by McKay Coppins, two biographies about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and many, many more. If everyday people are more your style, check out Class by Stephanie Land or Choosing to Run by Des Linden.
Let’s not forget about the kids! They have choices, too. Sports and celebrities are well represented in biographies for kids of all ages. There is the ever-popular Who Was/What Was series, with biographies and histories we all should know. And if you want to smile, give the picture book Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian and Tim Bowers a try.
Thank you to all our patrons who helped make 2023 wonderful at the library. We wish everyone a joyful new year!