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Parallel Lives

These stories illuminate the possibilities and choices that forge a life. Consider these juxtaposed lives by traversing the multiverse, jumping through time, or peering into the world of the person next door.

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Try Something New in 2021

The new year is the perfect time to try something new. Whether you’re looking for a fun new experience or to embark on a new hobby, you can find books and resources at the Library to make the endeavor a success. Check out this list of books and upcoming events to get 2021 off to a great start.

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Minimalism

Starting the new year with less clutter and a clear outlook.

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Festive Fiction

It’s the perfect time of year for some heartwarming holiday fiction. There’s something for every Christmas fan on this list -- nostalgic classics, modern romances and even ghost stories!

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Black Money Matters

Stretch that dollar further with help from these personal finance experts.

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Anti-Racism Resources

The Library is a great resource for finding materials about fighting racism, with enlightening items available for everyone: kids, teens, and adults. Explore some of these resources to learn and grow in your knowledge of and commitment to anti-racism.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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