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Home, Health, & Humor

Make the most of time spent at home. With self-care, home improvement, food, or laughter--end the year with some comfort. We've earned it.


Delicious Fiction

Food plays a major role in these books, with settings in restaurants and bakeries, or with characters who have inherited or found special cookbooks and recipes. As we all look forward to the delicious treats of the holiday season, pick up a book that will get your mouth watering over secret family recipes, prize-winning bread starters, and forbidden sweets. Several of the books on this list even include recipes if you end up feeling some culinary inspiration. Also, don’t forget that the Library’s collection includes thousands of cookbooks to keep your oven full and your mixer busy!


Indigenous Stories

Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October as a reclamation of Columbus Day. November is Native American Heritage Month. Discover stories by Indigenous authors with one of these titles.


Why Black Lives Matter

View a list of books and films which were recommended by a panel of artists, educators and historians during the Why Black Lives Matter webinar, which took place on Tuesday, October 20 and was facilitated by Jonathan Herbert, theater program head at Ozarks Technical Community College.


Sustainable Yards

Now is the time of year the ecologically minded remind us that it is healthy for our yards to mulch your leaves and let them break down into the soil. If those kinds of pointers interest you, take a look at some of these books.


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