About The Great Backyard Bird Count on February 5th

Do you want to know about the Great Backyard Bird Count? Would you like to find out why it is important? Join us on Tuesday February 5th at 7:00pm to learn about and prepare for the bird count that takes place from February 15-18th. Kate Pratt from the Audubon Center at Bent of the River will help us understand just how important this is to the future of birds in our area. This event is free and open to the public- please use the … [Read More...]

Summer Reading Lists 2018

As we get the Summer reading lists from the various schools we will post those from Bethel here, and try to link to the other towns as they are provided to us. We are looking forward to helping you find that perfect summer read! NOTE: if the link does not work, it means the school has not posted the list- just check back in! Bethel High School: click HERE for the online flyer. BHS Reads: click HERE for the online flyer Bethel … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Love Poetry February 15th at 7:00pm

Come to Byrd's Books for Read a Love Poem Night! We will gather Friday February 15th at 7:00pm to read poetry that celebrates love: love of another, love of the Earth, love of a pet...any love. Pick a poem or two by ANY poet that you would like to … [Read More...]

Becoming

By Michelle Obama. An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House. … [Read More...]

The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World

By Tristan Gooley. The New York Times best-selling author of How to Read Water and The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs shows readers how to train themselves so that, ultimately, they can intuit the workings of the natural world without having to … [Read More...]

Featured Children’s Books

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

By Ryan Higgins. When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a Tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are. … [Read More...]

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

By Dylan Thuras / Rosemary Mosco. The team behind the #1 bestselling Atlas Obscura presents a kid's illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India's Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil's Swimming Pool--and then move on … [Read More...]

Bridge of Clay

By Markus Zusak. Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.   BUY … [Read More...]

Popular Non-Fiction

Churchill: Walking With Destiny

By Andrew Roberts. The best-selling author of The Storm of War draws on extensive new materials, from private letters to war cabinet meetings, in a revisionist portrait of the iconic war leader that discusses Churchill's motivations and unwavering faith in the British Empire. BUY … [Read More...]

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

A celebration of the reading life by the co-founder of the acclaimed A Common Reader presents a cross-genre, historically representative compendium of 1,000 forefront works of literature, complemented by essays on each book's particular relevance. BUY … [Read More...]

The Fifth Risk

By Michael Lewis. The best-selling author of Liar's Poker presents a narrative account of the post-2016 election chaos that took over Washington to reveal how a small number of uninformed Trump appointees are triggering devastating world consequences. … [Read More...]

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