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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted 10 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, reading recommendations, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Teen and Pre-Teens and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with action and adventure, artists, Coming of Age, give 3 get 3, Historical Fiction, inspirational, psychology, read alikes, Readers' Advisory, scientists, staff suggestions and YA Fiction

Feel like there’s nothing interesting to read/watch/listen to lately? We can help!

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Amish Love

Posted about 1 year ago by Jan C

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies and Romance | Tagged with Amish, Amish -- Fiction, Christian -- Fiction, community, faith, family, Fiction -- Christian -- Romance, Fiction -- Romance -- Contemporary, love, marriage and Pennsylvania

Looking for a few new Amish romance novels? Want to learn more about the allure of this increasingly popular genre? Continue reading to learn more.

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Ireland: A Wee Bit of Bliss

Posted about 1 year ago by Suzanne S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Romance | Tagged with Celtic Music, cookbooks, Dublin (Ireland) - Fiction, Folk Music - Ireland, Ireland, Ireland - Fiction, Ireland - Guidebooks, Irish Authors, Irish Cooking, Irish Songs, recipes, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Mysteries and streaming music

Celebrate Ireland with a pot of tea, a batch of scones and a taste of Celtic culture with a selection of Emerald Isle titles.​

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Best Fiction Books of 2016

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Best Books of the Year, Historical Fiction, Literary fiction, Love Stories, notable books and Psychological Fiction

What were some of the best of the best fiction books of 2016? Continue reading to discover your next great read.

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