January 2017

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Islam, the 2nd most popular religion in the world, is of course in the news right now, and has been for the last few decades.  Here are a few novels by Muslim authors or about Muslim […]

Crowd on the National Mall at the 1963 March on Washington.

This past Saturday the Women’s March marked large, non-violent protests all over the United States. Whether you agree with the protesters or not, this is a good occasion to revisit some […]

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  Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 pm, Central Library is hosting an event: “L.A. Noir — The Long Goodbye.” Join Phoef Sutton, author of the modern L.A. Noir mysteries Heart Attack and […]

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  Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey (Staff Pick) A compelling work of nonfiction. Dickey focuses the lens of purportedly haunted places all over the US (houses, […]

The word "Triv?a" in black and white in a wall mural.

Tomorrow, January 4th, is National Trivia Day and to celebrate all facts unknown and fascinating, take a look at one of the titles below. We have books to help you brush up […]