The Classic of the Month: Pride and Prejudice

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Welcome to our new series: The Classic of the Month!  I love reading the classics!  These are a diverse collection of books written by a wide array of authors, but…

Terror in the Snow

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There is something beautiful and haunting and even a little scary about the cold. The silent isolation of a snow-covered mountain, the rising unease that comes with being "snowed in,"…

Introducing Large Print Classics!

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I'm very excited to introduce a new addition to our collection! Patrons have been asking and we've answered with a new selection of Large Print classics for your reading enjoyment!…

Beautiful Portraits of Our Animal Friends

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Whether they're our companions or something we watch in awe from afar, animals are such an important part of our lives (and such a fascinating topic of interest). The books…

A Small List of Giant Books

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What is it about giants that capture our imaginations? Perhaps it's just that they're so big. There's something awe-inspiring, frightening, and exciting about a creature that is so much bigger…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

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At the end of 2021, I shared my yearly Reading Challenge. Throughout the year, I'm going to share some lists that might help with some of the prompts provided. Of…

Author Spotlight: Lewis Carroll

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I still remember the illustrations from when I first read Alice in Wonderland. They were done in beautiful gouache, and the book was so big that I had to prop…

Using the NoveList Appeal Mixer

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Today, let's talk about NoveList! This is one of my favorite databases offered at the library. It's a great resource for finding your next favorite read. From author, title, and…

What I’m Reading: March 2022

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I don't know about you, but when it comes to books, it appears that my eyes are bigger than my stomach (or rather, my library bag is bigger than my…

Author Spotlight: John Steinbeck

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When I was in high school, if you were to ask me who my favorite author was, hands down I would have told you John Steinbeck. It was no question.…

Subscribe to Online Book Clubs

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It will come as no surprise to my readers that I read a lot of different things. And sometimes, I don't have the time to sit down with a whole…

Author Spotlight: Toni Morrison

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Today is Toni Morrison's birthday, so let's celebrate this amazing Ohio author with an Author Spotlight! Toni's books skillfully blend elements of fantasy and magical realism with the brutal realities…

Romantic Manga for Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air and between the pages of our favorite manga! Why not check out some of the romantic reads we have here at the library? From slow…

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Joy

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There's a lot going on in our world that is stressful, unhappy, and unpleasant. So, instead of focusing on the more unsavory aspects of the world around us, these authors…

What I’m Reading: February 2022

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Last month, I gave you all a glimpse into what was on my to-read list for January. This month, I'd like to try that again. I have a lot of…

Author Spotlight: Huda Fahmy

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I really enjoy reading graphic novel memoirs. Not only do you get to learn about a person's history and life story, but you get an added visual layer of how…