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LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month was founded in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school history teacher. Each October, the month-long observance celebrates the achievements of 31 LGBT icons, with one being featured each day. More information can be found on the LGBT History Month website.  

In observance of LGBT History Month,  check out these historical fiction and classic titles, featuring LGBTQ+ characters. 

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Books & Authors

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. 

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Business

Company Research

This research guide provides tips on how to do the research to help you find a job, learn more about a company you want to invest in or check out your competition. More
Books & Authors

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.

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Business

Demographics and Market Research

Whether you’re conducting market research before starting a new business or trying to get a better picture of potential customers for an existing business, demographic research is essential. More
Telephone & Addresses

Do-Not-Call Registries

Do-not-call registries are offered by both the state of Missouri and the federal government for people who do not wish to receive phone calls from telemarketers.
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Books & Authors

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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Diverse Voices

LGBT

A mix of fiction and nonfiction, the authors in this list explore issues of romance, sexuality, self-discovery, empowerment, and discrimination from a Black LGBT perspective. 

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Diverse Voices

Mystery

Explore a cozy mystery or hard-boiled adventure alongside a Black sleuth in one of these novels.

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Diverse Voices

Poetry and Essays

These poems and essays by contemporary Black authors that explore racial identity, community, and injustice. At turns joyous and contemplative, these titles examine the history and future of Black experience. 

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Business

Managing Your Money

This guide contains information about banking and budgeting, managing your credit, and how to file consumer complaints. More
Books & Authors

Crafts for Chilly Fall Evenings

Whether you’re looking to create some handmade holiday gifts or just want to try your hand at a new craft, these books are sure to provide crafting inspiration for chilly fall evenings. 

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Business

Investing Your Money

This guide contains resources that can help you learn more about investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

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Books & Authors

Books About Books

The books on this list explore the subject of books and reading from all angles -- from examining the role of reading in our lives to discussing the importance of books in the history of civilization.

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