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A Celebration of Spring

Spring is the season of new life and regrowth during which the natural world revives itself and reinvigorates after the cold winter months. It is a harmonious balance between light and dark, and symbolizes a ray of hope. The spring equinox occurs on March 20th this year. In honor of this auspicious time, the library has a wide array of material celebrating the beauty of the world around us.


Reading Herstory

For Women's History Month, check out this list of biographies and memoirs that bring women's stories into focus.


On the Road Again

Are you dreaming about travel? You’re not alone there. Take a look at some of these new travel narratives for some inspiration.


Explore the World and Stories of Hamilton

Are you interested in learning more about what inspired the hit musical Hamilton? Here are some titles about the historical figures that that appear in the musical, some novels that tell new stories about them, and books about the making of the musical and the actors who starred in it.



Black History Month: A Historical Fiction Commemoration

Black History Month is celebrated each February. It is a time to reflect on our past, learn about the Black experience, and celebrate Black greatness. These historical fiction titles give the experience of Black history with a with an exciting fictional spin. 


New Year, New You

As the new year begins, many of us think about ways we can change or improve our lives. Whether you are looking to improve your time management skills, change your diet, make your home cozier or shift your perspective on what matters most, you are likely to find a book on this list to get you started. 


Unconventional Holiday Reads

The holidays are a great time to get cozy and read a good book, but it is also an opportunity to read something off the beaten path. These are just a few examples of unconventional holiday reads in the library’s catalog that will have you laughing out loud and appreciating the holiday season even more.


A Historical Christmas

Have you ever wanted to do some Christmas reading but you don't like reading fiction? Have you ever wondered about the origins of some Christmas traditions? Or wondered what holiday celebrations looked like in the past? Check out some of these books and DVDs exploring the history of this winter holiday.


Cute Covers, Spicy Stories.

Don’t be deceived by these cute covers. Check out these books if you are in the mood for a sweet, but spicy story!


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The 2022 theme for the International Day of Disabled Persons is: "Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world". Explore transformative solutions with these titles from innovative authors.


Best-Loved Holiday Movies

Enjoy this booklist our librarians have assembled for you as part of our Holiday Hacks: Library Edition...How you can use the Library to ease holiday stress. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips


Holiday Fiction

Holiday Hacks: Library Edition is here to make your life easier during the holidays!

It's the most time wonderful time of year to read a seasonal book! From classic Christmas stories to modern holiday romances, you’re sure to find a book on this list that matches your holiday mood.


Untold History of Women on the Fringe

"Well behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

This is certainly true for women like Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt, but what about the names that slipped through the cracks of history? This list explores the everyday stories of outcast women without a voice, as well as the remarkable changes they were able to facilitate.


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