Looking for a thrill? A mystery? A romance? Want to travel to the past? The future? Another country? Another dimension?

Don’t be shy. Just ask us. We’ll make the perfect match for you.

The Heights Libraries Matchmakers are librarians dedicated to connecting you with your next great adult reading, listening, or viewing experience. Books, books on tape, CDs, DVDs–no matter what you’re looking for, we can help you find your next great love.

  • Send us an email, tell us all about what you like and what you’re looking for, and we’ll send you a personalized list of suggested titles. Email us at: matchmakers@heightslibrary.org.
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Current Matchmakers

I’m Baladine Culver, I’ve worked for Heights Libraries for nine years in various capacities. I read a wide variety of things but mostly Science Fiction, Mystery, and Historical Fiction with some Non-fiction, Classics, and YA Novels mixed in.

Jenny Greene loves music. She enjoys listening to all different genres but indie rock, folk, and bluegrass are at the top of the list. Jenny enjoys talking about music with others and she’s been known to make mix CDs for her friends. According to Jenny, there’s nothing better than spending an evening at one of our great local music venues seeing a live show. But if she cannot do that, Jenny enjoys taking in a new movie, reading contemporary literature, and watching highly addictive television dramas.

As a bookaholic, Raidene Hebert reads fiction, first time, or debut authors, general and quirky nonfiction, and culinary and travel memoirs. She is always looking for books with a strong sense of place. “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates.

Andrea Lynn (Lee Road) likes to read English and American classics, literary fiction, women’s fiction, and Golden Age detective novels, with occasional forays into sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and romance. Her favorite authors include Margaret Atwood, Anna Quindlen, and Connie Willis. Andrea is a Life Member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

Amy Marshalek likes to read biographies, non-fiction, graphic novels, literary fiction, and humor. Amy likes to watch foreign films, but doesn’t watch nearly enough! Instead, Amy watches cable TV shows in season stretches that she checks out for free from the library.

Stephen (or Steve, whichever is easier for you to remember) tends to read plenty of Science Fiction/Fantasy novels. He also reads biographies, history books, and has been experimenting with Lovecraftian-esque horror stories. From time to time he will also read young adult books, especially graphic novels. He enjoys music of many different genres, and prefers video games to movies or TV.

Carole Wallencheck reads fantasy (one of her special loves is Terry Pratchett), fiction dealing with art as well as nonfiction art books along with alternative health and spiritual biography

Past Matchmakers

Hi, my name is Constance and I’m a readaholic. I enjoy reading memoirs by people who have overcome adversity. I also enjoy fiction about complicated, flawed, realistic characters and dysfunctional families. Reading about others is important because it puts us in their shoes and brings understanding (unless we’re psychopaths). Finally, I love the kind of writing that makes me read a passage over because of its sheer beauty or craft.

Pat Gray loves thrillers and also enjoys mysteries of all kinds, especially British mysteries.

Ben Gulyas likes books that highlight the landscape of the United States and poetry. He’s even been known to write a verse or two.

Becky Katzenmeyer reads a little of everything–both fiction and nonfiction. Special interests are religion, biography, literary fiction, gentle “cottage fiction,” popular science and books about autism and other learning disabilities.

I’m a librarian and an all-around bon vivant. My interests are debauchery, lasciviousness, and karaoke. My special reading interests are African-American fiction, erotica, LGBT fiction, humor and subjects that are considered taboo. I have no shame in reading what I like and neither should you. “Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo.” –Douglas Adams “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” — E. E. Cummings

Amia Wheatley likes to read a bit of everything, from fiction and nonfiction, sci-fi and graphics novels, and young adult and women’s fiction. Amia also enjoys listening to audiobooks while catching up on her knitting. “My life is a reading list.” – John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany