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30 Days to Read and Learn Something New

Whether you come to the Library when it reopens May 26, or visit online, you still have free access to more audiobooks for all ages, romance novels, e-books and math e-books for children and teens. Many providers of digital resources have expanded your temporary access to help you beat the COVID-19 blues.  

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Digital Staff Picks

The Library is closed, but you can still check out e-books, audiobooks, and more from the Library's digital collections. Here are a few books Library staff members have enjoyed in digital format.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

Jurors for the administration of the Pulitzer Prize have been reviewing and recognizing distinguished pieces of literature since the early 20th century. Check out some of the winners in the Springfield-Greene County collection.

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Scientific Review 

Science has had a long history. From the people who have discovered new aspects of our world to those false claims that have led more than one unwary searcher astray, there always seems to be something to learn or relearn. In these books you can find the answers to myths, the names of unsung scientists, and the many building blocks and how they shape our world.

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Millennials at Large: Fiction and Nonfiction for an Infamous Generation

No generation has come under fire in quite the way that the Millennial generation has experienced. These novels written by and about millennials express the creativity and ideas bubbling to the surface in this diverse generation, and the nonfiction titles listed below provide insight into their struggles, identity, and perseverance. 

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Bon App├ętit: Books on Food and Food Culture

Here's a heaping pile of books on food and the culture surrounding food. Whether your interest is in the history, science, politics of food, or the personalities who make it, there is bound to be something for you.

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Celebrity Book Recommendations

Sometimes, the best way to get excited about reading is to have someone recommend something to you. See if any of these titles recommended by a mix of famous people pique your interest. Click on the links for descriptions or to place a hold.

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The Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Change

The era gave us flappers, some of the great Jazz musicians, prohibition, the 19th amendment, political upheaval and amazing technological advancements. From bootleggers to bright young things, and aviation to Art Deco, check out any of these titles to learn more about how this decade came to be known as the Roaring Twenties.

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Quick Reads

Check out these titles that are under 200 pages. 

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Winter Reading Challenge Cheat Sheet

Up for a challenge? The Winter Reading Challenge starts January 2. Earn the title of Winter Reading Master (and a prize) by completing five of the 15 reading challenges by the end of February. And because it's the season of giving, we've made you this handy "cheat sheet" so that you can master the challenge with minimal fuss. You're welcome!

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New Year, New Me!

 

Do you have a new year's goal or resolution? We all do, and the library wants to help you meet those goals head-on. These books on fitness, self-help, health & fitness, and many more topics can help you achieve your 2020 resolutions!

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Under the Mistletoe

Looking to put a romantic spin on your holiday season? These titles are sure to warm your heart all December long.

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Gratitude

Gratitude is good for everyone. Especially you.

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