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Refreshing Reads

Has the summer heat got you feeling thirsty? Quench your thirst with these "refreshing" reads about your favorite drinks!


Arthur and His Knights

The stories of King Arthur and his noble nights have been retold in many diffent ways. Here are just a few examples.


Summer Cooking

Here is a list of books you can find at the library to inspire your summer meal planning. Whether you are planning a barbecue, a backyard movie, or just looking for fresh recipes to beat the summer heat, these books have plenty of healthy and fun recipes to enhance your summer cooking.


Undersea Adventure: Ocean Archeology and Underwater Salvage

Add some adventure to your summer with these books about ocean archeology and underwater salvage taking you from World War II to the age of pirates, from solving the mysteries of the Titanic to finding an expedition lost during its mission of Arctic exploration in the Northwest Passage. Read about real expeditions that solved mysteries, advanced science, and pulled up historical items, entire shipwrecks, treasure and more. 


Art Inspired Fiction

From the classics to contemporary fiction, the art world provides a dramatic backdrop for these novels. 


Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Series for Grown-ups

Post-apocalyptic and dystopian series have been popular in Young Adult fiction for years. The Hollywood crossover success of the Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent franchises capitalized on a trend that began in earnest with Lois Lowry's "The Giver." Perhaps, like me, you've found yourself raiding your kids' bookshelves in search of compelling series. If so, you might want to give one of these adult series a try. Some have already made the transition from page to screen, others are destined to in the near future.