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Books You May Have Missed

If you've ever felt overwhelmed walking into a library or bookstore, you're not alone! According to Forbes, hundreds of thousands of books are published annually... while the average adult American reads only 12 books a year. Here are some titles you may have missed over the years that we think are worth a look! The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Originally published in Swedish in 2009, this laugh-out-loud account of a centenarian's 'escape' from his nursing home and his ensuing antics is reminiscent of Forrest Gump. Can't get…

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International Fiction

The books we read can help us connect to the world. Check out these titles that take place all around the globe. A Burning by Megha Majumdar After a fiery attack on a train in India leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled. His Only Wife by Peace A. Medie This moving debut novel follows a brave young woman in Ghana traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices. The Mountains Sing by Phan Qué̂ Mai Nguyẽ̂n A must-read multigenerational tale of the…

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Brown Bag Talking Book Discussion Favorites

While all of our book clubs welcome any attendees, the Brown Bag Talking Book Discussion is designed for patrons with visual challenges. These readers utilize either the large print book format or a recorded version provided through the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Impaired (NLS), a part of the Library of Congress. These are books the group has read and appreciated over the last few years. If you’re interested in joining our Book Discussion group check our event calendar for our next meeting or visit our Braille and Talking Book page for more…

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Quick & Easy Recipes

Looking for quick & easy recipes to make dinnertime less stressful? These cookbooks are full of ideas to make meal prep less demanding so you can spend more time doing what you really want to do! Liv B's easy everyday: 100 sheet pan, one-pot and 5-ingredient vegan recipes by Olivia Biermann Everything in this book is cooked with either five ingredients or in one pot or on a sheet pan. You'll use less kitchen equipment and less effort, giving you more space to exhale in your already busy day. Fix-it and forget-it. Best…

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So, what is a Circulation Clerk anyway?

Being a Circulation Clerk is a great job to have in the library. Clerks are the face of the library and they are typically the first library staff the community see when they enter the library. They check materials in and out for the library patrons and help them find the location of books throughout the collection. Some library clerks also work with processing the new materials that come in for the collection and fixing damaged items. I asked a group of Circulation Clerks what they liked about their jobs, and these are some of their comments: “I love…

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REAL Indigenous Peoples’ History

Get to know the history our textbooks didn't teach us with these recommendations written by or written from the point of view of the Indigenous Peoples' of the Americas. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann Mann offers a groundbreaking study that radically alters readers' understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. America's Hidden History by Kenneth C. Davis A collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that has shaped the nation's destiny and character. As Long as the…

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Perfect Teen Reads for Pride Month

Looking for some recommendations on what to read for Pride Month, but keep seeing the same books over and over again? Here are some new teen releases that just hit the shelves and also some under-the-radar favorites. “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. A gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Movies

Celebrate AAPI month with ready-to-check out titles from our collection! Paprika This wild ride of a movie focuses on the power of the mind, and a mysterious device that falls into the wrong hands. What happens next? Check out Paprika to find out. Parasite Winner of an Oscar for Best Picture, Parasite is a masterpiece of tension and its impact on the relationship of two families. First Love First Love mixes a crime world with hints of comedy, to follow the story of two people just trying to escape…

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