Off the Shelf

Check out recent book columns by FVRL staff, including the weekly "Check it Out" column that first appears in The Columbian and the monthly "Book Beat" column that first appears in The Messenger.

J. Johnston
05/11/2022 - 9:40 am
Our content manager dedicates this week's column to the memory of her mom and her varied interests.
B. Townsend
05/04/2022 - 9:21 am
Our senior columnist explores the mysteries found in everyday life.
J. Johnston
05/03/2022 - 2:14 pm
Our collection manager shares just a few of the new titles that the library gets every week.
J. Johnston
04/27/2022 - 11:37 am
Our collection manager shares books about national celebrations and events of April, and some new books for all ages.
J. Johnston
04/20/2022 - 8:32 am
Our collection manager shares a kid-focused list of books about bookmobiles, biblioburros, pack horse librarians, and more.
J. Johnston
04/13/2022 - 8:43 am
In honor of a relative's 80th birthday, our collection manager shares books with "80" in the title—plus a smattering of new books.
J. Johnston
04/06/2022 - 11:11 am
Our collection manager shares books about blooms—and some new titles at the library.
B. Townsend
04/06/2022 - 10:08 am
Our senior columnist shares books on downsizing and clearing out your clutter.
J. Johnston
03/30/2022 - 8:56 am
Our content manager shares books for National Scribble Day as well as some new titles for adults and kids.
J. Johnston
03/23/2022 - 8:25 am
Our content manager shares books about the history we can read in rocks.
J. Johnston
03/16/2022 - 7:58 am
Our collection manager shares a sampling of the new titles for all ages.
J. Johnston
03/09/2022 - 9:12 am
Our collection manager shares books that may help you reduce anxiety and treat yourself gently.
B. Townsend
03/08/2022 - 8:08 am
Our website content manager shares books to help you explore the universe, no matter the weather.
J. Johnston
03/02/2022 - 8:00 am
Our collection manager shares more new titles for all ages.
J. Johnston
02/23/2022 - 8:21 am
Our collection manager shares a sampling of new titles at the library.
J. Johnston
02/16/2022 - 10:24 am
Our collection development manager shares picture books about tigers, as well as some new titles at the library.
J. Johnston
02/09/2022 - 8:39 am
Our collection manager shares books on that wonderful organ, the heart, as well as some new titles at the library.
B. Townsend
02/02/2022 - 8:43 am
Our senior book columnist shares books about Winter Olympics history and heroes.
J. Johnston
02/02/2022 - 8:17 am
Our collection manager shares titles featuring famous twosomes as well as a sampling of new books at the library.
J. Johnston
01/26/2022 - 9:20 am
Our content manager shares books to give you a good laugh as well as a selection of our new titles.