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World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on September 21st each year. 


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, when we honor and celebrate the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. One great way to celebrate the season is to read one of these new books by Latinx authors!


Learning to Save Seeds

Gardens are going strong this time of year. It's time to start thinking about saving seeds for next year's garden. Take a look at the Library's collection of books to help you learn how. You can also visit to learn about the Heirloom Seed Library.


Historically Fashionable

"Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes." - Diana Vreeland. All the following books cover fashion history and trendsetters from the past.


Women's Equality Day

The 19th Amendment gave women in the United States the right to vote on August 18, 1920.  You can learn more about early suffragettes, their struggle to vote, and how you can help women continue to fight for their rights today by checking out our selection of women's equality books.


A Delicious Four-Course Mystery

If you have an appetite for a murder mystery (and some delicious recipes) this book list will satisfy your cravings! Start with a scandalous soup or salad then move on to an alarming appetizer. Enjoy a murderous main course complete with savory sleuthing. Finally, round out your meal by indulging in a disquieting desert. 


Disability Independence Day

National Disability Independence Day on July 26th commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. The ADA provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services and communications for people with disabilities. Celebrate Disability Independence Day by reading stories--true and fictional--about the lives of Americans with disabilities.


Speculative Fiction by Indigenous Authors

Throughout history and still today, mainstream popular culture often depicts Native characters as stereotypical historical figures. These books by Indigenous authors imagine new worlds for Native culture to thrive.


Witches, Wizards, Reaper Man: Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is well-known for having hilarious books that adhere to many storylines. Below are books from all Discworld storylines. Also included are standalone novels for those interested in a trip to the Discworld without starting from the beginning. These books are filled with memorable characters and lines you'll find yourself quoting months after. 


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