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Hoaxes and Heists

Crafty burglars, cheaters and scam artists take center stage in these great titles for true crime fans.


A Year of Crafting

Need a resolution for the new year? How about a commitment to make something? With these crafting books, the possiblities are endless. Whether you want to make something once a month, or every single week of 2019, the ideas and inspiration found in these titles can help make it happen. 


Hygge Holidays

Hygge, pronounced "hoo-gah," is a Danish word for a mood of coziness with feelings of wellness and contentment. The holidays can be a stressful time, but the Danes find ways to enjoy the simple pleasures of winter. The library has many books in its collection that will teach you how to adopt the concept of hygge.


Orphan Trains

From 1854 to 1929 an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed throughout the United States and Canada during the Orphan Train Movement. 


Quick Reads for Busy Days

As the end of the year approaches, the days always seem a little busier. Whether you’re looking to complete a reading goal or just want a story you can finish before your guests arrive for the holidays, the short story collections and novellas found in this list are sure to make a big impact in a small amount of time.


Indoor Games

Winter weather may have everyone moving indoors but the games and puzzles on this list will make sure that the chill doesn’t stop the fun. Keep everyone entertained, from holiday visitors to kids with extra time on their hands during the school break.


Winter Getaways

Looking for a quick escape? Give these travel essay collections a try!


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