All libraries will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26. The Fair Grove and Park Central branches will offer curbside service only. Read more.

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A Retelling: fairy tales

Whether you fell in love with Prince Charming or were haunted by Rumpelstiltskin, these not so classic fairy tales should capture those emotions all over again. 


Game Night Food: Cookbooks for a Delicious Football Season

The football season has officially begun. Keep the cheers coming no matter the score with recipes from these game night-ready cookbooks. These books have got you covered with recipes for everything from dip to wings and sliders to nachos.


Origins of Detective Fiction

Mystery is one of the most popular genres of fiction today, and has been for years. Almost every reader has probably read and enjoyed a mystery novel at some point in their life. But, did you ever wonder how it all started?


Refugees and Immigrants

Welcome Week 2018 is September 14-23. Created by the Welcoming America organization, this annual series of events brings together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Learn more about refugee and immigrant experiences with a book from the New York Times list of twenty-five great books by refugees or try one listed here.


The Magic of Libraries in Fiction

From everyday life in Literary Fiction to epic adventures in Steampunk Fantasy, libraries serve as the backdrop for stories in multiple genres. Check out the following list to find books that celebrate the power of reading and the importance of community.