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Celebrating Swedish Midsummer

In Sweden, Midsummer’s Eve is one of the most important days of the year, rivaling Christmas and New Year’s Eve with its festive spirit and traditions. Midsummer is always celebrated on a weekend between June 19 and 26, and it spans beyond Sweden and into all of the Scandinavian countries. Similar to Summer Solstice, Midsummer celebrations are held to welcome summertime. Food is an important part of the celebration and the Library has books to help you plan your Midsummer’s Eve smörgåsbord.


The Frugal Path to Wealth

Frugality as a path to wealth? It's not as far-fetched as you think, according to these financial experts. 


Business Reading and Research

Whether you’re starting a business, running a business, or advancing yourself as a professional, this list will provide the books and resources The Library has to help you achieve your goals.


19th Century Women Writers

Many readers are familiar with the works of talented authors Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Emily Brontë, but there is a wealth of writing to enjoy by other women from the 19th century. Check out the library for these oft-overlooked female voices.


Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe, among America’s greatest authors and journalists, died this week at the age of 88.


Character-Titled Novels

It is not uncommon for a character’s name to appear in the title of a book, but some literary characters are so iconic that their very name conjures up a mood, a setting, a plot line, or even an entire genre. Today we salute those memorable characters and their stories.


Cooking Under Pressure

Electric pressure cookers, such as the Instant Pot, have quickly become a best-selling kitchen appliance. Loyal users swear by the appliance's ability to cook a homemade meal quickly and safely. Check out the Library for electric pressure cooker recipes, tips and tricks. 


Take Me to the Moon

The movie theaters have been flush with adventures in outer space these past few years, and that's not changing this summer with another Star Wars installment and Marvel's Avengers taking movie-goers into the vast unknown. We'll keep it closer to home with this list of books that take place on the moon. 


Wedding Planning

Wedding season is approaching, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the number of wedding blogs and photos on the internet. Check out the library for a wide array of wedding books on topics ranging from budgeting and planning to DIY decor and attire. Here is a list of wedding books to help with every aspect of your planning.


Victory Book Day

April 17, 1942 was designated Victory Book Day to encourage people to donate books for the armed forces. Celebrate this day in history by picking up one of the many books that were popular with the troops in WWII.


Read Living Poets

April is National Poetry Month! Whether you’re a lifelong poetry reader, looking to pick the habit back up or ready to introduce yourself or someone else for the first time, this list will help you find the right book to celebrate!


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