All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, December 6, for staff training.

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International Human Rights Day

December 10th is International Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Celebrate with these inspiring and difficult stories of resilience in the face of injustice.


Healing from Trauma

223.4 million people have experienced and been affected by a traumatic event. That's 70% of the population. With therapy being a privilege and potentially inaccessible resource, it is extremely important to provide for resources for those who cannot seek therapy. The following books provide resources for healing from traumatic events.


The Royal Treatment

Are you looking for some royal reads? If so, the library had you covered with books about royal history, historical fiction, and royal romances. Many of these books are radically different but they all have one thing in common: a connection to a crown.


The Wood Wide Web

The "Wood Wide Web" hides underneath our feet, barely noticed but very important. The wood wide web (also known as mycorrhizal networks) is a network of mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships between fungi, plants, and bacteria. In these networks, fungi wind tendrils of thin, almost invisible, thread-like "hyphae" through the soil, connecting fungi to the roots of plants. These hyphae allow for communication and nutrient exchange between plants and fungi underneath the forest floor.


Morbid Curiosity

November Kicks off the Library's annual Death and Dying series, which features several speakers and events to celebrate life and demystify death. In honor of this series, pick up a book that sparks morbid curiosity and get comfortable with the uncomfortable. 


Warm Drinks to Snuggle Up With

As the weather grows colder, sometimes the best thing to drive the chill from your bones is a warm drink and a book. Pour a mug of hot chocolate or brew a tea and snuggle up under a blanket with one of these café themed reads!


Love Your Body Week

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is celebrating Love Your Body Week the week of October 10th, 2021. The Love Your Body campaign was created to raise awareness about the unrealistic and toxic beauty standards that society has created for women. The campaign challenges the notion that a woman’s worth is dependent upon the way that she looks and her ability to conform to beauty standards. These nonfiction titles will help you embrace the body that you have and reiterate the importance of loving your body.


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.


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