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Book Recommendations for Black History Month

Black History Month is celebration of the Black culture, specifically the African diaspora including, African-American history. Black History Month began as a week in 1926 before being celebrated as a full month in 1970. In honor of this month, we’d like to share 25 amazing books that feature Black characters and people, written by Black…
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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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