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High Interest-Low Vocabulary Books

Low literacy is an issue nation-wide and in our local community. Browse this list of popular titles written to engage any reader.


All Things Soup

Whether you like soups, chilis, broths, or stews -- we've got you covered. Check out one of these cookbooks and curl up with a warm bowl of goodness this fall. 


The Care and Feeding of Houseplants

A guide for those who possess a less-than-green thumb. Find help choosing plants, potting, placement, and what to do when things start going wrong.


Alzheimer's and Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which occurs every November, was established to honor the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the importance of caregivers. 


And the Winner Is: To Kill a Mockingbird!

The Great American read has come to a conclusion. The votes have been counted and the winner declared. "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee, has been declare The Great American Read!


Hosting Gatherings at Your Home

'Tis the season for heading indoors for evenings with friends and family. This list of books will have your events running more smoothly and your guests having more fun. No matter if your invites go out by post, Facebook, or text message we’ve got you covered.


All Shades of Green 

These selections highlight hot topics in today's news: GMOs, organic foods, climate change, and more. Each of these titles outline a path to agricultural sustainability -- although they can take various routes to get there. Be prepared to experience new ideas with every turn of the page. 


Brainstorm: Books of puzzles, riddles, and games to stimulate your brain

Ongoing reasearch on dementia shows that mental stimulation--like challenging crosswords, math games, and logic puzzles--can help the brain stimulate connections between nerve cells and develop neural plasticity to defend against cell loss. The Library has many books of puzzles and games that can challenge your brain and have fun at the same time.


Fictional Bookstores

There is something about these bookstores that make me wish I could visit them myself. Their eccentric employees, cozy settings, and the descriptions of literature within them make the perfect setting to spend an afternoon.


A Retelling: fairy tales

Whether you fell in love with Prince Charming or were haunted by Rumpelstiltskin, these not so classic fairy tales should capture those emotions all over again. 


Game Night Food: Cookbooks for a Delicious Football Season

The football season has officially begun. Keep the cheers coming no matter the score with recipes from these game night-ready cookbooks. These books have got you covered with recipes for everything from dip to wings and sliders to nachos.


Origins of Detective Fiction

Mystery is one of the most popular genres of fiction today, and has been for years. Almost every reader has probably read and enjoyed a mystery novel at some point in their life. But, did you ever wonder how it all started?


Refugees and Immigrants

Welcome Week 2018 is September 14-23. Created by the Welcoming America organization, this annual series of events brings together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Learn more about refugee and immigrant experiences with a book from the New York Times list of twenty-five great books by refugees or try one listed here.


The Magic of Libraries in Fiction

From everyday life in Literary Fiction to epic adventures in Steampunk Fantasy, libraries serve as the backdrop for stories in multiple genres. Check out the following list to find books that celebrate the power of reading and the importance of community.


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