Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Literature & Fiction



Collage of selected books

Get in the Game - Make a Reading Plan

July 11, 2020

When you can’t find something to read, who do you ask? Librarians, of course, who have access to more books, old and new, than anyone else. Sorry to disappoint many of you, but we have not read all the books in the library.

Collage of LGBTQIA feature films

LGBTQIA Pride in Films

June 27, 2020

Over the years there have been many LGBTQIA feature films, such as My Beautiful Laundrette,

Book covers of delicious Asian Pacific food and cooking

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Food and Cooking

May 27, 2020

Asia is the largest continent in the world, with over 40 sovereign states and territories. The boundaries between the European and Asian continents are not so easily defined. Many countries have cuisines and methods of cooking that go back centuries.

Book collage for Asian Pacific American Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 16, 2020

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.

Library of Congress defines the geographic areas of the world as the following:

Flash Fiction book covers

Flash Fiction: Telling the Whole Story in 1500 Words or Less

April 15, 2020

If you are having trouble staying focused these days, you’re not alone. Your concentration may not be what it was, so this is a good time for flash fiction, a genre of very, very, very short stories.

Planting tomatoes

Grow Something: Gardening Indoors or Outdoors

April 13, 2020

You do not need a “green thumb” to be a successful gardener. Start small, with one plant. Pick the most forgiving plants; ones that take a lot of water (such as pothos, ivy, spider plant), or ones that need hardly any water (such as a cactus or succulent).

three of the book jackets featured

Daring Women: On Foot, on a Camel, in the Sky, on a Bicycle...

March 31, 2020

As Women’s History Month ends, we would like to offer you a few e-books and e-audiobooks about intrepid, adventurous women who traveled for the sheer joy of doing something different, to escape from others, to see the world, or to take on a challenge.

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

Good Gals Gone Bad, Gone Good...Maybe

November 01, 2018

The TV serialization of two novels, Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies, has brought attention to a new crop of novels. They are edgy, psychological, thriller, suspense stories with distinct characteristics.

Jubilant participants during the 1987 Save the Books telethon.

Save the Books!

September 28, 2018

In retrospect, it is ironic that the fire took place when it did: April 29, 1986. On that day, progress was quietly continuing with plans for a renovation of the original Central Library and a new multi-level addition.

1650 map of North American showing California as an island.

Is California an Island?

August 28, 2017

California has been a land of hopes and dreams, opportunities and endless possibilities, and a place with allusions to glamour and danger. It is a state where fact and myth often overlap.