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Books of Nature 

With the weather turning and the desire to go outside waning here are some books to remind us of the about the great outdoors. Nature in some of its finest forms and the history and ideas that have surrounded them over the years. The topics in these books range from the longevity and grandeur of trees, to the history and significance of flowers. So to hold the dreary days at bay, explore nature from the comfort of your home. 


Feminist Dystopian Fiction

Once the province of literary fiction (George Orwell's "1984") or science fiction (Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"), dystopian literature has now entered the mainstream. Within the dystopian genre, several subgenres have emerged. Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale," published in 1985, is considered the first feminist dystopian novel. It is set in a future society, a theocracy, where women have lost all civil rights, cannot own property, and are not even allowed to read. Due to a societal precipitous decline in fertility, women who are able to reproduce are enslaved and forced to bear children for the elite. In the decades since the publication of this landmark novel, more and more authors have considered the effects on women of drastic societal and political change.


High Interest-Low Vocabulary Books

Low literacy is an issue nation-wide and in our local community. Browse this list of popular titles written to engage any reader.


All Things Soup

Whether you like soups, chilis, broths, or stews -- we've got you covered. Check out one of these cookbooks and curl up with a warm bowl of goodness this fall. 


The Care and Feeding of Houseplants

A guide for those who possess a less-than-green thumb. Find help choosing plants, potting, placement, and what to do when things start going wrong.


Alzheimer's and Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which occurs every November, was established to honor the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the importance of caregivers.