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For Fans of True Crime

If you’ve loved the recent surge in popularity of crime documentaries and podcasts like “The Staircase” and “Serial”, don’t forget to hit the books for even more true crime. 

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Fiction in the Garden

These books can be enjoyed whether or not you’ve got a green thumb for spring. Places where things grow, gardens and orchards, play a central role. Visit forgotten gardens, go behind the scenes at flourishing nurseries and greenhouses, and tag along with sleuthing landscapers. These books are best read on a park bench or near an open window.

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How to Win at Aging

As baby boomers age, big changes are in store for our communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 one in five residents will be retirement age. Use the books on this list to get the most out of your retirement years by staying informed, healthy, and mentally sharp. Don’t forget about Library events like Memory Cafes or crafts and exercise programs at the Senior Socials at the Library Station and the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. See Bookends or the Library's Programs website for details.

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Indoor Games

Winter weather may have everyone moving indoors but the games and puzzles on this list will make sure that the chill doesn’t stop the fun. Keep everyone entertained, from holiday visitors to kids with extra time on their hands during the school break.

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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.

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Undersea Adventure: Ocean Archeology and Underwater Salvage

Add some adventure to your summer with these books about ocean archeology and underwater salvage taking you from World War II to the age of pirates, from solving the mysteries of the Titanic to finding an expedition lost during its mission of Arctic exploration in the Northwest Passage. Read about real expeditions that solved mysteries, advanced science, and pulled up historical items, entire shipwrecks, treasure and more. 

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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. 

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Find Your Style

If re-working your wardrobe is one of your New Year's resolutions the Library has you covered. Stop by any branch to pick up a few books for inspiration or tips on finding your own personal style. More
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Ladies Who Make Us Laugh

It’s been a great few years for humorous memoirs, with many big names in comedy putting pen to paper. This is especially true when it comes to female voices. If you’re looking to laugh, look no further. If you’ve got travel plans this summer, be sure check out the audiobook titles on this list, they’re all read by the author.  More
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Time Travel Fiction

Time travel has been an enduring premise for fiction, spanning many genres and finding its place both on the page and on the screen. The Library has hundreds of books about time travel, here are just a few. More