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By By George Guerra | Oct 30, 2017

Hello! My name is George Guerra, and I’m the newest Page at the Washington Public Library. I started working here around the tail end of August and I’ve loved working here ever since. I’m a senior at Washington High School, and if you’ve been to a high school band concert, city municipal band concert, or watched the halftime show at a home football game, odds are you’ve probably seen me. I play all sorts of low brass instruments, but my pride and joy is the bass trombone. Just recently, I was accepted into the All-State Band with the bass trombone alongside another Page, Gwen Flannery, who plays the oboe.

Reading used to be a really big hobby of mine, but with the end of senior year slowly creeping up on me, I’ve had to almost completely abandon that hobby. I still find time to read, even if it’s just a news article or the newspaper. I love reading about scientific discoveries and science-fiction. My absolute favorite book, The Martian by Andy Wehr, is about a man who, on a mission to Mars, is left for dead by his crewmates and has to adapt and survive the harsh Martian environment.

Ask any high school student what the most stressful part of his/her term and, nine times out of ten, with “finals week.” Since the invention of high school, most students dreaded this day. The culmination of all that they’ve learned (or should’ve learned) is put to the test - literally. For most, this is a very stressful time of the year. There are many ways to handle that stress. Eating, sleeping, exercising, playing video games, and watching movies are stress-relievers that most high school students tend to gravitate toward. Some students read to handle stress. Here at the WPL, we have a myriad of books in our fiction section that could take you to different worlds and forget that that stress exists… for a short while. We also have nonfiction books that educate you on different types of stress-relievers that are bound to work for someone.

As the Pages here at the Washington Public Library are finishing up our finals; it’s important to remember that sometimes, you have to calm down, sit down, and just relax. Let the world around you fade as you get immersed into your favorite book. Alternatively, you could come to the library and let us recommend you one of our favorites!

These are the new materials available at the library this week.

Adult Fiction

Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Mind Game by Iris Johansen

Blade of Empire by Mercedes Lackey

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Quick & Dirty by Stuart Woods

Large Print Fiction

The Witches’ Tree by M. C. Beaton

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Ghost on the Case by Carolyn Hart

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier

A Snow Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Adult Nonfiction

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Uninvited by Lya TerKerest

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come & Get It! by Ree Drummond

Magic Soup by Nicole Pisani

The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson

Every Day Magic by Lucya Starza

Raw & Rare by Lindy Wildsmith

Adult Biography

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

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