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Halloween is fast approaching, a day when the world of the living converges with the world of the dead and when our imagination merges fantasy with reality. It’s a holiday […]

Image of Utrecht, Netherlands apartment building with one side painted to resemble a bookshelf stocked with local residents' recommended titles (street artist Jan Is De Man and tattoo artist Deef Feed)

We saw news of this fantastic project by street artist Jan Is De Man and his collaborator, tattoo artist Deef Feed, on an apartment building in the Netherlands city of Utrecht. […]

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  Library Technician Nick Smith writes professional reviews of new games. We’ll be sharing his reviews here regularly, along with books or other materials that correspond to the theme of […]

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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, […]

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    Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 24. We hope you have plans to eat well in the company of friends and loved ones, and that you have plenty of both […]

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  Anna Dewdney, author and illustrator of many great books for children, including the “Llama Llama” books beloved by readers of all ages, passed away on September 3rd, following a […]

Comics: Read One Today!

In honor of our newest resource, ComicsPlus Library Edition, which offers hundreds of digital comics to check out on your smartphone, tablet or computer, we thought we’d share just a […]

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On the fence about reading our One City, One Story pick for 2016, Orphan Train? Let us convince you that it’s worth cracking open! You still have plenty of time […]

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Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont I rarely give a book five stars. This one deserves it, both for the quality of the work and for its importance […]

Staff Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones The year is 1120 and the place is England and off the coast of France a ship […]