Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

The Ilse Witch by Terry Brooks

The Ilse Witch is a the first book in The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy and was a great read. I recommend it. It is a great fantasy book and a very fun read.

A half-dead elf is found floating in the sea of the Blue Divide, his tongue and eyes ripped out. He's carrying a bracelet that proves he's the elf-king's brother who's been missing for thirty years. He's also carrying a map. The map outlines a quest that was started thirty years before and from which no one ever returned...until now. But what does the map mean? Only one man can decipher it, the last Druid, Walker. So begins a new quest to find out what happened to the Elfstones, lost thirty years before and what lies on the mysterious islands shown on the map.

If Ilse Witch interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.