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  • Planetary explorer
    Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Librarians are already prepared for First Contact—even got a Dewey number for it. Manager Todd has your guide.

  • Elvish woman in Autumn
    Posted on: Monday, September 12, 2016

    Are we in a great era for fantasy fiction? Librarian Sarah runs down the list of contenders in her look at "old school" v. "new school" fantasy fiction.

  • Mine workers
    Posted on: Thursday, August 11, 2016

    It's not quite time to put away our white pants and shoes for the summer, but with Labor Day just around the corner librarian Tracy has been pondering the reason we celebrate the holiday. Check out her list of literary working class heroes and get the jump on Labor Day reading.

  • Wildflowers
    Posted on: Monday, August 01, 2016

    Circ Clerk Reagan has discovered the awe-inspiring power of plants. Mind blown. She's got a list of great reads about the beautiful, the dangerous, and the deadly from the world of plants.

  • Couple with dog
    Posted on: Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Any book with the line, “You may insult me, but leave my hedgehog alone!” is a must read, right? Librarian Alexis shares that book and a few more romances that have an animal as a central character in this month's Sizzle in the Stacks.

  • Posted on: Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Our always available eBook collection features over 250,000 titles. These titles span nearly 3 dozen subject areas and include categories like: Arts & Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's & Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction, Computer Science, Cooking, Fiction, Home & Garden, Law, Philosophy, Reference, Self-Help & Family, and True Crime. Always available means NO waitlist or holds!

  • Man crying over book
    Posted on: Monday, June 13, 2016

    Everyone loves a story with a happy ending, right? Maybe yes, but maybe no. The Ancient Greeks loved tragedy, believing the audience is purged by the tragedy of others. Maybe that's why Librarian Tracy is overly fond of depressing, sad stories. She's got a list of stories guaranteed to make you cry - what have you read that made you ugly cry?

  • Group of Amish people
    Posted on: Monday, May 23, 2016

    Need to find a peaceful, easy feeling amid the world's chaos? Librarian Alexis has discovered the subgenre of Amish romances - light on religion but clean and free of the concerns of modern American culture. Or as Alexis says, like a nice big serving of mashed potatoes—comforting and easy to digest.

  • Concert
    Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2016

    They say that smell is the sense most closely tied to memory (I don’t know if that’s true; I think I may have heard it in a commercial, actually), but for me, it is sound. Specifically, song. Music has the power to transport me back in time like I was in a science fiction novel.

  • Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing by Williama Blake
    Posted on: Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Librarian Kassy has become a little obsessed with fairies these days. Though that might seem strange if the only frame of fairy reference is Tinker Bell, she's discovered the fair folk can be just as dark and scary as they are peaceful and beautiful. Read on for her list of modern fairy tales for teens and adults.


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