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Compelling Historical Dramas and Books to Watch and Read Anytime

Posted about 28 days ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, ciphers, codebreakers, cryptography, graphic novels, Historical Dramas, LGBT, LGBTQ+, movies, period dramas, pride month, war films and World War II

Engrossing, fascinating, compelling movies and books based on true stories that will completely occupy your mind from start to finish.

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Fascinating Tales of Medicine

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with 20th Century History, biographies, biography, chemists, doctors, food safety, genetics, health, heredity, history, medical innovations, medicine, neurology, personality tests and psychology

Amazing tales of medical breakthroughs. Explore fascinating stories involving science, medicine, psychology and more.

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How Come I Don't Have This Job? The Coolest Career Memoirs EVER

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with automobile engineers, Automobile Industry, biographies, biography, Careers, Chocolate Industry, divers, food critics, Jobs, Librarians, libraries, marine scientists, memoirs, occupations, photographers, Underwater archaeology and wildlife photographers

Careers so awesome, it is almost a crime to get paid to do these things. Now if I could just find a book written by a professional napper.

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4 Episodes to Get You Hooked on Podcasts

Posted 4 months ago by Kelly P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, bullying, businesspeople, gardeners, hope, Humorous Fiction, podcasts, redemption, Satire, sports stories and urban agriculture

If you aren’t already a podcast listener, it can be a little daunting to look at all the podcasts available. Here are 4 great episodes from some of my favorite podcasts to get you started.

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

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, 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, reading suggestions, Two Librarians, Too Many Books, 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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