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The Peasants

The Peasants (2024) is a visually stunning film that transports the viewer to a 19th-century Polish village as events unfold over four seasons. Using the same technique from their previous film, Loving Vincent, the filmmakers use a blend of real-life actors and oil paintings to create the effect of paintings brought to life in a unique animation style.

The Book Of Thorns by Hester Fox

The Book of Thorns (2024) by Hester Fox is an historical fiction tale of two sisters, separated as children, who are linked through the magic of language of flowers and a locket that they both wear. Set in 19th-century New England, Cornelia was raised by a cruel uncle who wants to marry her off and Lisbeth was raised as a servant.

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Jessamine Chan's debut novel, The School for Good Mothers (2022), was recommended as one of the best novels of 2022, by many top reviewers and news outlets. It's a challenging and provocative read, as Chan herself acknowledges in author interviews. Her hope was that the book would leave readers thinking about the systematic pressures and demands imposed upon mothers, rooted in historical ideals, but ever-increasing due to the influences of technology and social media.

Meet Our Readers' Advisory Team: Gretchen

Join us each month as we interview a Readers' Advisor at WPL so you can get to know the team a little better. This month we are featuring Genealogy & Local History Specialist, Gretchen! Continue below to find out Gretchen's favorite genre, the book she often recommends, and her tips for filling out our Book Match form.

 

How long have you worked in libraries?

16 years (10 at WPL).

 

What is your favorite book from childhood?

Audiobook Appreciation Month

Audiobooks are a wonderful way to consume books, whether on the go or relaxing at home. For Audiobook Appreciation Month, we wanted to highlight some of the ways you can access audiobooks through WPL.

One-on-One Assistance

Get personalized assistance with your family tree, resume, tech needs, and more at the library!

 

Book a Techspert

Need assistance with navigating a new piece of tech equipment? Sometimes an extra set of eyes can make all the difference in troubleshooting an issue. Fill out our Book a Techspert Form and our Tech Center team will be in contact with you to set up an appointment.

 

Meet Our Readers' Advisory Team: Tricia

Join us each month as we interview a Readers' Advisor at WPL so you can get to know the team a little better! This month we are featuring Business & Career Specialist, Tricia! Read on to see what book Tricia is currently rereading, the mystery series she loves to recommend, and more. 

 

How long have you worked in libraries?

Almost 10 years

 

If you could have a conversation with a character from any book, who would you choose?

Miss Scarlet & the Duke

Miss Scarlet and the Duke, PBS Mysteries, offers a captivating blend of mystery, intrigue, and Victorian-era charm that will keep you intrigued throughout the series. Set in 19th century London, the series follows the fearless Eliza Scarlet, who defies societal norms to become London's first female private detective.