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Book Recommendations for Indigenous Heritage Month

Indigenous Heritage Month or Native American Heritage Month was first declared in 1990 and is celebrated during the entire month of November. During this month, special emphasize is placed on Indigenous peoples and their cultures. In celebration of this month, we'd like to share 25 amazing books that feature Indigenous characters, written by Indigenous authors!…
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Awesome Box Suggestions

August and September Patron Picks When the weather is cool or damp, I enjoy curling up in a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book. Below are some that your fellow library users enjoyed. Maybe you will love one of these titles as well. You can share your favorites by placing them…
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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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, the pink ribbons come out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and many of us know someone who has been affected by it. If you are living with breast cancer or know someone who is, take a look at our display in the reference…
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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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Milkweed Seeds, Available Now!

The Pollard Seed library has returned for the fall! Milkweed seeds are now available on the first floor of the library! Monarch butterfly population numbers are in decline. We can help conservation efforts by planting milkweed.  Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. Once the caterpillar emerges, it feeds on 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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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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