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On Display: Best Books of 2022

By Lisa Curtin
January 12, 2023

As we move forward into the new year, we are also taking a look back at the best of 2022 - best books, that is! Our 14th annual Best Books display celebrates the top books and audiobooks published in 2022.


On Display: Games & Puzzles

By Kimberly Morin
November 1, 2022
Picture of lots of board games.

Make a Game Connection!


On Display: Legendary Characters: Myths and Superheroes

By Macee Damon, Danielle Krcmar
October 3, 2022

Mythologies offer insights into human nature and each culture's beliefs about the world. Many contemporary authors, artists, and cartoonists are building new narratives on the foundations of myth to offer a shift in perspective.


On Display: Banned and Challenged Books

By Anne Jorgensen
August 29, 2022

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Banned Books Week, a week that celebrates the freedom to read and condemns censorship at all levels. This past year has been particularly fraught for librarians and educators as we try and stem the rise in literary challenges. In 2021 there were 729 challenges to 1597 books compared to 156 challenges to 273 books in 2020. Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom notes, “This is a dangerous time for readers and the public servants who provide access to reading materials.


Audiobooks for a Summer Road Trip

By Kimberly Morin
July 18, 2022
Sign for display depicting a Summer Road Trip (car on road, driving into the desert hills).
Audiobook Display in Library Lobby (From July 18th  – August 31st).

Commute getting you down? Going on a summer road trip? Why not try listening to an audiobook!


Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Books & Films

By Lisa Curtin
June 1, 2022

Bentley Library and the LGBTQ+ Pride Month Planning Committee invite you to celebrate Pride Month with books and films that feature LGBTQ+ voices, experiences, histories, and themes. To help get you started, we have co-curated a pop-up display of books and DVDs that includes novels, memoirs, nonfiction, feature films, and documentaries.


On Display: Boston Beyond 100 Words

By Lisa Curtin, Danielle Krcmar
April 11, 2022

Inspired by the RSM Gallery’s “Boston in 100 Words” exhibit, the library brings you Boston Beyond 100 Words, a display of books set in Boston. 


On Display: New & Notable Nonfiction

By Kimberly Morin
March 1, 2022

Our latest display places the spotlight on some of the most notable and interesting nonfiction received at the library during the last six months. Bentley Library Staff have hand-picked these books from each of their areas of interest to bring attention to titles you may have missed when they were first added to the shelves. You'll find a wide variety of highly recommended academic titles, as well as bestselling nonfiction that will appeal to all readers.


On Display: Best Books of 2021

By Lisa Curtin
January 13, 2022

We're celebrating the top books and audiobooks of 2021 with our 13th annual Best Books display! This year's display features more than 250 titles that appeared on 19 year-end best books lists.*


On Display: Short & Sweet! Hit Your 2021 Reading Goal.

By Jaimie Fritz
October 29, 2021

Somehow, 2021 is almost over already! Do you have a reading goal for the year that you’re still trying to reach? Or maybe you just want to grab a book that you can start and finish relatively quickly? Then this display is for you! Every title is under 240 pages (some titles are well under 100!) and the selections span multiple genres. You’ll find literary fiction, memoir, horror, fantasy, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and more.

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