Help with Home Schooling

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Here are a few titles from our nonfiction collection to help you while schools are closed: Kids Have all the Write stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Ageby Sharon…

Four Film and Book Recommendations for Families

https://youtu.be/3YsCZuuDmaY Wonderstruck Wonderstruck: a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick Wonderstruck (DVD)  Hugo The Invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick…

Author Spotlight: Haruki Murakami

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Haruki Murakami is an amazing writer. His works often appear simple, but are incredibly complex and profound. Ranging from haunting and magical to feverish and intense, each Murakami novel is…

U.S. Political Activism From the 1960s to the Present

The recent 50th commemoration of the tragic events that took place at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 provides us with an opportunity to reflect both on that day and the history of American social movements. Check out these books to learn…

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. As with any significant anniversary, many…

Read It, Make It

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Welcome back to Read It, Make It! This post will celebrate Spring with an additional flower craft. As in the past, Read It, Make It pairs a children's book with…

Binge-Worthy Anime Part 2

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Part 2: Super-Powered! Click here to read Part 1 of this post! The titles in this installment are all about super powers! Some series have actual superheroes, while others are…

Remembering Jerry Stiller

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Jerry StillerJune 8, 1927-May 11, 2020  We all heard the sad news about the death of comedian Jerry Stiller. Prior to gaining fame as part of the comedy duo Stiller…

Dystopian Novels

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Which dystopian future would you thrive in? Explore some brave new worlds with these Young Adult novels. Delirium by Lauren Oliver In an alternate United States, love has been declared…

Author Spotlight: John Sutherland

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I started reading John Sutherland because of his literary puzzles series. Each book takes topics and issues from classic novels and tries to answer questions that you might have had,…

Binge-Worthy Anime Part 1

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Part 1 There's nothing like binge-watching a really good show. And for an otaku like me, that means there's nothing better than binge-watching a good anime. But, the one problem…

Books for National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month! Our pets provide us with comfort, companionship, and love-- especially in times like these where many of us are at home. To celebrate National Pet…

Get Ready for World Migratory Bird Day

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While temperatures outside are slowly, slowly starting to feel spring-like, we know spring is here as the birds are chirping away. This Saturday, May 9th, is World Migratory Bird Day! World…

Mother’s Day Crafts!

Here are a couple of simple crafts you can make for your mother, grandmother, aunt or friend! COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLY SUPPLIES: 1 round coffee filter Markers 1 clothespin 1 pipe…

Author Spotlight: AJ Jacobs

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A.J. Jacobs is one of my favorite authors to recommend when people are looking for a book that's smart, but also fun. Jacobs tackles the strangest social experiments, making for…

Manga School, Part 2

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Dear Students: In my last post I talked about five unusual school situations you might have to deal with if you lived in a manga series. Now, here are five…

Metal Up Your Library

Wow! I knew Hoopla had tons of great eBooks, audiobooks, and comics available for download from the library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (365 days a year…

Make it a Kids Movie Night!

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Did you know that you can check out e-books and e-movies for free with your library card on Hoopla? Check out these fun movie versions of popular picture books, all…

Coronavirus and Your Memories

It goes without saying that we are living in unprecedented times. As part of our library's blog we want to collect memories, pictures, and photographs from this time as we…

Manga School, Part 1

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Dear students: "In person" school has officially been cancelled for the rest of the year. Whether you're excited about this or deeply saddened, I think we can all agree that…

Sci-Fi Oldies (But Goodies)

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I'm a big fan of the Classics. I'm even in a book club dedicated just to reading those types of titles. While Science Fiction is not my usual go-to genre,…