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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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Around the World in 80 Books 

As we settle into fall, we are highlighting eight more books from countries around the world.  The book from Sierra Leone was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and an Essence Book Club Pick. The Hungarian novel was a New York Times notable…
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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

As the kids go back to school and the air turns crisp, we have more books to transport you to countries around the globe.  If you are short on time, consider our book from Ireland. It is only 118 pages, but is on the Booker Prize short list. The author representing the Dominican Republic has…
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September is National Recovery Month

Every Person. Every Family. Every Community. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based…
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Around the World in 80 Books

We have another set of international books on display.  Our Mexican book was longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature in 2020, and the book from Sri Lanka was on the 2021 Booker Prize shortlist. The New York Times recognized the book from Ghana in its top 100 books of 2020, and the…
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Around the World in 80 Books #5

Our exploration of countries continues. When you come to the second floor to browse the new fiction, which is now located in the reference room, be sure to take a look at this month’s display in the wooden bookcase near the microfilm machines. This month we are featuring books about Angola, Belize, Brazil, Croatia, Ethiopia,…
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In Search of the Perfect Summer Read

It’s officially summer, and many people are looking for the perfect book to read on vacation. You can find many lists of books, but we all have different preferences. One person might want a steamy romance, while another is interested in a fast-paced psychological thriller. Here are two tools to help you find the book…
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Read the Rainbow

June is Pride Month, and we have a display of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction books on the first floor to give you the opportunity to read about a variety LGBTQ+ experiences. This is just a sample of the books that we have. How can you find more? We have added a filter in our online…
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Around the World in 80 Books

We’re at the halfway point of our journey around the world. When you come to the second floor to browse the new fiction, which is now located in the reference room, be sure to take a look at this month’s display in the wooden bookcase near the microfilm machines. You will find books about Albania,…
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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month.  You can check out some of our materials or take a look at the resources below. Don’t forget about our electronic options on Overdrive or Hoopla, our new service that includes movies, music, ebooks, and audiobooks. The library is currently open for browsing. Masks are optional. If you are not…
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Around the World in 80 Books – May

You can find our third installment of books from around the world on display on the bookshelf near the microfilm machines on the second floor. We have books from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Guinea, Iceland, Iran, Jamaica, Malaysia, and Namibia. How many places will you visit? The library is currently open for browsing. Masks are…
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April is Arab-American Heritage Month

The Arab-American community is quite diverse, encompassing various backgrounds and religions. People who identify as Arab-American may trace their family origins to 22 different countries across the Middle East and North Africa. According to the Arab American Institute, close to 3.7 million Americans have Arab roots, although the census does not always reflect that number.…
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