What to Read

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Scary True Crime Books

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October is here and you know what that means... scary stories!

Rockin' Reads - Music Biographies to Check Out

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Thursday, August 31, 2017

"A little ditty about Jack and Diane..." is just one of the few things you can read and learn about if...

Judging Books By Their Covers

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Thursday, July 20, 2017

We've all heard the phrase "never judge a book by its cover" but sometimes it is absolutely necessary...

Game of Thrones Read-A-Likes

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Thursday, June 22, 2017

Winter is coming, and by winter we mean the newest season of “Game of Thrones!” Arguably one of the most...

Beach Reads to Breeze Through This Summer

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What’s a vacation without a tote full of books? And summer is the perfect time to pack that tote full...

Celebrity Cookbooks

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Monday, April 10, 2017

Want to learn how to cook like a celebrity? Everyone from Freddie Prinze Jr. to Oprah Winfrey to Gwyneth...

Seen the Movie? Now Read the Book

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, March 7, 2017

There are a plethora of books being adapted into movies and TV shows. Read the originals and watch the...

New Year, New You: Unconventional Self-Help Guides

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2016 is officially behind us and 2017 is a fresh slate. There are hundreds of dieting, fitness and self-help...

Celebrating Human Rights Day

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Tuesday, December 27, 2016

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"In December we celebrate the 68th annual...

Native American Heritage Month

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Thursday, November 17, 2016

November is Native American Heritage Month, and there is no better way to celebrate than by reading some...

Morbid Reads

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall is in full swing in October with cozy sweaters, campfires, pumpkin flavored everything and Halloween....

From 'Required' to 'Recommended'

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Monday, September 12, 2016

Children are starting back to school earlier and earlier, but for older generations, September will always...

The Best New Genre You’re Not Reading

Posted by: Erin Cataldi, Librarian, Clark Pleasant Branch on [[date]] Friday, August 5, 2016

Everyone enjoys a good coming of age story although what do you read if you’re out of high school but...



Erin Cataldi

Erin is a librarian at the Clark Pleasant Branch. She’s been a voracious reader since the age of three and is a bit of a book junkie. She is involved in five book clubs and publishes book reviews in SOUTH Magazine, Library Journal and online. Erin also co-leads JCPL’s Stout Stories book discussion.

Erin will read just about anything: young adult, fantasy, romance, microhistories, thrillers, you name it. She loves helping people find that perfect book.

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