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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady
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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

Memorably Scrumptious for Everyone Where does a former-librarian-turned-baker turn when she needs a good recipe or a new idea? The Library, of course. The owner of Noshy (the cookies we serve at Late Night Recess) shares some of her favorite cookbooks:   The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham, illustrated by Lauren Jarrett Everyone should own this, […]

Race in America, 2015 Edition
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Race in America, 2015 Edition

Confronting Our Past, Shaping Our Future In light of ongoing American turmoil over the issue of race and how it shapes our experiences and expectations, we suggest these books as a starting place for anyone who wants to better understand how our history – shared but often unrealized – has brought us to this place […]

Classic Lit With a Modern Twist
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Classic Lit With a Modern Twist

Old Tales Worth Revisiting Looking for something new yet familiar? Try one of these contemporary novels – each author starts with a well known plot, and then updates or retells the story for a modern audience:   Re Jane by Patricia Park Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, has been trying to escape Flushing, Queens her […]

New Books: Read about the Rhythm
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New Books: Read about the Rhythm

A Musician’s Life is Never Boring Whether it’s rock and roll, rap or punk; new wave, southern rock, or something else entirely, the stories behind the music – and the people who create it – are always a fascinating read:   The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: the Photography of Jim Marshall by Joel Selvin […]

4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You
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4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You

Traveling this Summer? These resources can be used anywhere – and they’re all free with you Library card! Going out of town? Don’t forget to freeze your holds so you won’t miss them while you’re away.    Streaming Video IndieFlix – Enjoy Independent movies for the whole family. The collection includes shorts and feature length […]

Wish You Could Work For Yourself?
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Wish You Could Work For Yourself?

Stop Dreaming and Take Action Are you looking for ways to balance work and your family? Are you thinking about starting a home-based business? These books, DVDs and websites can help:   Start Your Own Retail Business and More by the Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Ciree Linsenman Personalized shopping experiences powered by the […]

Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas
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Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas

The Oldest Know Celebration Commemorating the End of American Slavery On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers finally landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free – two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.  Learn more at Juneteenth.com, then […]

Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks
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Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks

Find Something Good to Help the Miles Go By Try one of these 2015 Audie winning audiobooks, or any of our other audiobooks available on CD or eAudio. Need something for the whole family? Try our kids or teen collection. Download a free eAudiobook from Sync, which offers a different classic paired with a related modern young […]

New Flame: "A Little Something Different"
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New Flame: “A Little Something Different”

“Gabe and Lea are perfect for each other. Everyone sees it. Except possibly Gabe and Lea.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall Reviewed by Megan Relationships don’t happen in a bubble. There’s the barista who watches as […]

Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – June 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]