If You Can Make it There

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson In the not-so-distant future the oceans of the world rose and mankind had to make a few changes. But life, even in the face of massive ecological changes, goes on much as it has. In New York City (the so-called “Super...

Long Live the Prince!

The Black Tower by Louis Bayard Paris, 1789. A mob storms the Bastille and begins one of the most famous, and bloody, periods of French history. In 1792 the French Royal Family is imprisoned in the Temple a fortress built by the Knights Templar in the 12th Century....

Farenheit 1385

A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger In the streets of London men are singing the songs of the death of kings. These songs are purported to come from a book, an ancient book that has foretold the death of every King of England from William the Conqueror to the current...

Get Trapped in a Good Book

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde England 1985, a time and a place where they take literature very seriously indeed. An England where fanatical bands of Baconites roam the countryside, where forging the works of Byron is a capital crime, and where it is possible to get...

This Little Piggy Went to the Forum

The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis   For confiential informer (an Ancient Roman private eye)  Marcus Didius Falco, it seems like a pretty straightforward case. Young, beautiful, and aristocratic Sosia Camillina is being followed by some unsavory types because of...
Please see latest updates about services below under "Breaking News!" A reminder: masks worn properly over mouth and nose are required for the duration of your visit to Downingtown Library. Thank you!!Downingtown Library COVID-19 Policy