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Imaginative and Memorable Movies

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eMedia and Movies and Music | Tagged with action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantastic film finds, fantasy, Love Stories, memory, movies, relationships, romance, romantic comedies, Sci-Fi and streaming movies

Looking for quirky or out of the ordinary movies? The selections in this blog post will stick with you long after watching them. This is part of a series called Fantastic Film Finds featuring less mainstream viewing recommendations.

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10 Fantastic Nonfiction Reads: True Stories Featuring Women Spies

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with biographies, CIA, civil war, cryptographers, espionage, intelligence officers, resistance movements, secret agents, Secret Service, spies, undercover operations, women in war, women private investigators, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II

Inspiring true stories about women who just happened to work as spies.

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15 Intriguing Spy Novels Written by Women Featuring Female Spies

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with action, adventure, CIA, conspiracies, cyberterrorism, Detective and Mystery Fiction, espionage, Historical Fiction, Political Fiction, secret agents, spies, Spy Fiction, spy stories, Suspense Fiction, Thrillers, War Fiction, women intelligence officers, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II Fiction

Spy stories with strong female protagonists, espionage, intrigue, action and adventure.

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The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with caregivers, children, creativity, early childhood development, parents, play and social skills

Play is intertwined with early childhood development in so many ways. Continue reading to learn more about the play and learn areas at the Library as well as the many important benefits of play.

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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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Libraries Change Lives Every Day

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Education and Research and Resources | Tagged with Librarians, libraries, libraries transform, library services, life-changing and quality of life

Libraries provide vital services, materials and resources that help to improve the overall quality of life in the communities they serve every single day. Continue reading to learn more about some of the life changing services provided by your local Library.

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