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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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June and July Patron Picks

It's always interesting to see what people are reading and enjoying. Below are the patron picks from June and July. If you read a great book while sitting on the beach or flying to a fantastic destination, be sure to put it in the Awesome Box at the ground floor checkout desk or grab a…
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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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March and April Patron Picks

March and April Patron Picks Have you been wondering which books your neighbors have loved recently? Here are the items placed in the Awesome Box or reviewed in March and April. Don’t forget, you can put any items that you enjoyed in the Awesome Box at the ground floor checkout desk or grab a yellow…
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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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Around the World in 80 Books – April 2022

The calendar has changed, and we are featuring another group of books to transport you to different countries. Enjoy stories from Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Haiti, Liberia, South Korea, and Uganda. How many places will you visit? The library is currently open for browsing. If you are not comfortable entering the library, you can request…
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