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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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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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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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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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Alien Encounters

Looking for an out of this world read? Then look no further! Every book on this list features some sort of alien encounter. We've got green aliens, blue aliens, robotic aliens, and more. Aliens who want to destroy us and aliens looking for love or friendship. So keep on reading to find your next cosmic novel. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor She left her home for the stars, but found more adventure than she bargained for. A tense and intimate coming-of-age story in space. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green April May makes a video that shows her…

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Brownie’s Galore!

Celebrate National Brownie Day (12/8) by baking a homemade batch for yourself or to share! From double fudge to smores, peanut butter to cheesecake, you can find the brownie recipe of your dreams in these cookbooks. The ultimate brownie book by Bruce Weinstein Weinstein's brownie recipe book has innovative ideas for Baked Alaska, Black Forest Cake, and even S'mores. With thousands of variations for each basic recipe, there's a lifetime of brownie recipes offered in this ultimate collection. B is for Brownie and ABC baking book by Caroline Wright Want to cook something up…

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Vampire Novels

Halloween may have come and gone, but vampires live forever! From bats to boyfriends, this staff recommendation list should have something you'll want to take a bite out of. When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke A paranormal Dumplin' for adults, When Life Gives You Vampires is part a journey of body positivity, part a story about learning how to accept love at face value, and part a hysterical romcom told through a paranormal lens. A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a…

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