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Flavors of Southeast Asia

Want to bring the flavors of Southeast Asia to your home tonight? Borrow one of these cookbooks to do just that! From traditional to modern and even vegan options there is sure to be a recipe for everyone.  Lemongrass and lime by Leah Cohen Growing up half-Filipino, Leah Cohen never thought food from her mother's side would become her life's work. But after working in Michelin-starred restaurants and then competing on Top Chef, Cohen was still searching to define what made her food hers. She found the answer in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, and yes, the…

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Take Home a Technology Training Kit Today!

Throughout the COVID pandemic, one of the overwhelming needs that we have heard from community members is the need to access a computer or use wifi. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library of Michigan, we are now able to provide a chromebook and wifi hotspot for checkout to Taylor residents. Everything you need to get connected is packed together in one easy-to-use kit. The technology kits are available to be placed on hold and circulate for one week at a time. They will need to be picked up and returned at Taylor Community Library. …

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Hidden Women in History

10 Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly This author broke ground on at least 2 levels: she became a news reporter, and she did personal research by checking herself into a ‘madhouse’ as an inmate to do a tell-all article; both feats were unheard of in her time. Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist TItcomb and America’s First Bookmobile by Sharlee Glenn Once upon a time… there was a fascinating woman who came up with a way to transport books to the people who needed them. This book is all about her. …

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Teen Books by AAPI Authors to Read Immediately

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong The year is 1926, and a blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang--a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette's first love...and first betrayal. …

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WiFi Hotspots Now Available to Borrow for Taylor Residents

You want it, we got it. No internet? No problem. (Sang to the tune of Ariana Grande’s hit) Taylor residents can enjoy reliable internet on-the-go with our Hotspot checkouts! Checkout our new Technology Training Kits and get a whole week of free internet connection ANYWHERE. Hotspots are portable devices which use LTE connection to convert into a wi-fi signal that your laptop or smartphone can use, and can be useful in and out of the home. Home internet has been inundated over this past year with many of us working and learning from home all day, stretching connections to the limit.…

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Indoor Browsing Now Available

We are opening the doors of our library for indoor browsing starting Monday, March 15. We ask that only one person per household come inside at a time to retrieve items and that guests stay no longer than 30 minutes per visit. We are also encouraging everyone to use our brand new self-check machines to limit staff exposure. You can also check out your items directly on your phone using the library's mobile app! While you are in the building, you will be required to wear a mask covering both your nose and your mouth. If…

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It’s a Race! A Race to Reading!

Spring break is right around the corner, and school will be out for a week. It will be a great time to recuperate, but also an opportunity to catch up on some reading! Whether it’s for you or your preschool or school age child, we have just the thing to get you started. We, here at the Taylor Community Library, are pleased to announce Race to Reading!  What is Race to Reading? It’s a reading “sprint” for kids, and a reading “marathon” for teens and adults. For kids, to complete the race they must read 26 books, starting on March…

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