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Five Book Challenges for 2023 

The new year has officially arrived! Looking for a way to read more books in 2023? Why not try a book challenge? These are some of our favorites:    2023 Debuts ‘Read More Debuts’ Reading Challenge  The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge  Read Around the World: Book Voyage Reading Challenge  2023 Monthly Key Word Reading…
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25 Books to Read for Ace Week

Ace Week or Asexual Awareness Week takes place once a year during October. Established in 2010, it is an annual event that puts asexuality in the spotlight: celebrating asexual people and sharing information about what it means to be asexual. This year it takes place from October 23rd to October 29th.   In celebration of…
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Coming Out Day Book Recommendations!

National Coming Out Day is a LGBTQ+ day of celebration that supports members of the community and their experiences with “coming out of the closet”. National Coming Out Day is celebrated every October 11th and has been since 1988. In honor of this day, we’d like to share some queer books non-fiction books that discuss the…
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Book Recommendations for Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year on September 15th through the 15th of October. Throughout this month we celebrate the contributions and influence of Latinx people. As such, we would like to highlight some notable authors and the books they’ve created. We hope you find some that you might enjoy!    Children’s Picture Books…
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Around the World in 80 Books

Travel the world through books. Throughout the year, we will feature a rotating selection of books set in 80 different countries. Each month for the next 10 months, we will display 8 books on the second floor near the microfilm machines. This is an opportunity to read about places you may have been, want to…
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Book Award Season

Are you wondering what you should read next? Take a look at the books below, which have been nominated for The Booker Prize, The National Book Award, or the Carnegie Medal for Excellence. You’ll notice that some of the books appear on more than one list. The Booker Prize and National Book Awards were awarded…
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America’s Test Kitchen Cookbooks Available Now To Enhance Your Menu Planning!

America’s Test Kitchen, located here in MA, produces television shows, podcasts, and online content. They publish Cook’s Illustrated magazine, Cook’s Country magazine, and many cookbooks. Their publications offer more than just recipes. They explain why recipes work, and, in some cases, explain the process of finalizing the recipe. They offer product reviews as well. You…
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In Memory of Larry McMurty

Click on any of the books above to go directly to their catalog page.  Larry McMurtry died on Thursday at the age of 84. The prolific author wrote fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays.  Even if you have not read his books, you may be familiar with his work. His novels Terms of Endearment and The Last…
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Monday March 8th is International Women’s Day!

Post brought to you by library intern, Lauren Ordway an English Major at UML.  International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8th, is exactly as it sounds; a day recognized worldwide in which women’s fight for equality is recognized and awareness of our biased society is confronted. A big focus of IWD is celebrating the many social,…
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Women Pioneers

The Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Strickland Traill was published in 1836, this is Traill’s first-hand account of life in present-day Ontario, Canada. This collection of letters was published as a guide for other women moving to the wilderness of the new world. Traill’s chronicle examines the experience of pioneer women and the domestic…
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Coming Soon to PML by Alison, Reference Librarian

As a librarian, I have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at upcoming books.  Below are some books I enjoyed that are coming soon to PML. Most of them already have holds, so be sure to put your name on the list soon. To reserve a book, place a request in the online catalog,…
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Celebrating the Forgotten Military Heroes

During Black History Month, it is important to capture the stories of the heroes whose contributions to the United States and our various victories around the world have been forgotten or unshared. Check out the following selections for just a few of the untold stories. Forgotten : the untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at…
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Hail to the Chief!

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