Before we had paper we had storytellers, and today we have professional storytellers interpreting the words of our best writers on audiobooks. Your library has audiobooks on CD and audiobooks downloadable from the digital library as well as a collection of audiobooks on cassette tape. A list of new audiobooks is kept on the New, Best & Fun page (tabbed from the catalog) with something for every kind of reader.
Current entries include biographies (Muppet creator Jim Henson, Partridge Family matriarch Shirley Jones, Pope Francis), as well as fiction and nonfiction by some of today's most popular authors. You'll find "The Butler: A witness to history," by Wil Haygood, an exploration of the life of Eugene Allen who worked in the White House for eight American Presidents. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is the story of the last woman to be executed for murder in Iceland, in 1829. Closer to home, true crime writer Anne Rule writes about a Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State in Practice To Deceive. And for something completely different, try The Telling Room: A tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese, a book The Boston Globe describes as "a travelogue, food adventure, and personal memoir rolled into one hugely likable book."
To simplify catalog searches for audiobooks, add "spoken word" to a general keyword search term. For example, mystery, spoken word. Check it out!