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World Baking Day: Asian Edition

For this year's World Baking Day, try some Asian desserts! Mayumu : Filipino American desserts remixed by Abi Balingit A sweet baking book of fantastically imaginative remixed Filipino American dessert recipes, plus essays on the Filipino American experience by baker-fundraiser Abi Balingit. Middle Eastern Sweets by Salma Hage The latest culinary treat from Salma Hage, one of the Middle East's most-loved home cooks - an authentic, indulgent collection of dessert recipes for all tastes and occasions. Mochi, Cakes, and Bakes by Catherine Zhang For lovers of Asian desserts, baking prodigy Catherine Zhang invites beginners and more advanced…

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Books Like Harry Potter

Harry Potter has taken the shape of so many things over the years: the first big series you finish when you start your reading journey, a classic from your childhood you can’t forget, a movie series people love just as much as the books, and more. If you’re looking to read something else that might give you the same feelings as an HP book, whether it’s dealing with boarding school/ coven magic, the discovery of powers, or just having some crazy cool wizard and witch-like presence that must defeat the BIG BAD, these books are for you. This rec list…

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Poetry Month (Taylor Swift Edition)

Hello to all poetry fans and swifties that are awaiting Taylor’s new album drop, "The Tortured Poets Department" (April 19th). We just have one "question" for you… Are you "ready for it?" We’ll be your "anti-hero" with some poetic "masterminds,’" from past and present, book recommendations to help the "treacherous" time pass more swiftly. Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries by Emily Dickinson A sixth cousin, three times removed, of Taylor Swift and an exquisite poet of the 19th century. Here is a book of some of Emily Dickinson’s works, along with commentaries from Vendler. Dickinson writes about…

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Holiday Picture Books

The snow is falling and people are getting ready to celebrate the holidays, so check out our selection of Holiday favorites. Pour yourself some hot cocoa, cozy up with your little one, and read a holiday story together. Li’l Rabbits Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington Li'l Rabbit is not having a very good Kwanzaa. Granna Rabbit is sick, and so his family won't celebrate his favorite part of Kwanzaa this year: a big feast called Karamu. Li'l Rabbit knows what to do! He'll find Granna Rabbit a special treat for Karamu so she can celebrate anyway. He…

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Books for National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

From November 5th to 11th, is National Animal Shelter Appreciation week. We thought the best way for us to celebrate is with book recommendations featuring: animal shelters, volunteering at animal shelters, searching for pet friends, and finding new friends and a sense of purpose helping those in shelters. Hope you enjoy these great reads! Volunteering for Animal Welfare by Walt K Moon From helping homeless pets to assisting injured wildlife, there are many ways to volunteer with animals. Some people help scientists track wild animal populations, while others help zoos teach people about the importance of conservation.…

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New Reads for Spooky Season

Looking for your newest scare? Grab a blanket to hide under and keep the lights on while you try out one of these Adult Horror books from our new release shelf. What Kind of Mother by Clay McLeod Chapman After striking out on her own as a teen mom, Madi Price is forced to return to her hometown of Brandywine, Virginia, with her seventeen-year-old daughter. With nothing to her name, she scrapes together a living as a palm reader at the local farmers market. It's there that she connects with old high school flame Henry McCabe, now a reclusive…

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Books with a Person of Color on the Cover

Did you know that most book covers with a person of color on the cover were made specifically for that book and not a stock image? Try out one of these amazing books with BIPOC representation today! The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris Tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella is excited when Harlem-born Hazel starts working next to her. Soon Hazel is elevated to "Office Darling" and Nella starts receiving threatening notes. Nella is determined to find out who is behind them. Seven Days in June by Tia Williams…

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Tween Books You’ll Want to Share with Your Friends

Whether you’re a tween or not, these books appeal to so many emotions and thoughts, you’ll want to share them with a friend! Start a book club, join ours, send a long distance friend one of these and get to reading, because this list is full of good reads that go with conversation … and maybe a coffee or hot cocoa too. The Accursed Vampire by Madeleine McGrane As if being a vampire kid wasn’t tough enough, Dragoslava is also cursed by a witch, doomed to carry out her errands for the rest of their life…

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2023 Summer Reads

Summer is almost here and that means you need to start the hunt for your next epic summer read! Whether you read it on the beach, while on vacation, or even on your couch, these options are perfect for your next library haul. Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer. They hold sway on the beach and the tennis court, and are adept at manipulating people to get what they want. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together on the island since childhood, despite lifelong…

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Picture Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

It's Mental Health Awareness Month! Here's a list of some picture books that show characters working through and overcoming obstacles while struggling with mental health. Anxious Charlie to the Rescue by Terry Milne When a friend is in need, anxious pup Charlie has to break routine to help. Will this help him to discover changes can be good, or will something bad happen as Charlie fears? Read to find out what happens. Take a Breath by Sujean Rim Bob, an anxious baby bird, fears that he will never learn to fly. His friend Crow…

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