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19th Century Women Writers

Many readers are familiar with the works of talented authors Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Emily Brontë, but there is a wealth of writing to enjoy by other women from the 19th century. Check out the library for these oft-overlooked female voices.


Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe, among America’s greatest authors and journalists, died this week at the age of 88.


Character-Titled Novels

It is not uncommon for a character’s name to appear in the title of a book, but some literary characters are so iconic that their very name conjures up a mood, a setting, a plot line, or even an entire genre. Today we salute those memorable characters and their stories.


Cooking Under Pressure

Electric pressure cookers, such as the Instant Pot, have quickly become a best-selling kitchen appliance. Loyal users swear by the appliance's ability to cook a homemade meal quickly and safely. Check out the Library for electric pressure cooker recipes, tips and tricks.