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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted 4 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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Black History Month Read-In

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books and Read-In

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating in part with a read-in. We invite you to read, listen to (or even watch) one of these award-winning books!

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, book recommendations, 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, 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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Great Early Fall Reads

Posted 8 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, biographies, cold cases, fairy tales, family, FBI agents, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, neighbors, nonfiction, pirates fiction, sea stories, serial killers, social life and customs, United States History, unsolved murders and women sleuths

A short list of fall reads.

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What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!

Posted 8 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | 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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Supernatural Thrillers

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with eMedia, Fantasy Fiction, Ghost Stories, Gothic Fiction, Gothic Fiction, Hauntings, Historical Fiction, Horror, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Psychological Suspense, streaming video, Supernatural Mysteries, Suspense Fiction and Technothriller

Supernatural thrillers spanning multiple genres.

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Literary Thrillers

Posted 11 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with Crime Fiction, Databases, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Novelist, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Read-Alikes, Readers' Advisory, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, Technothriller and Thrillers

Explore a selection of books filled with danger, action and suspense with an intellectual edge.

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Tracy Chevalier To Visit Toledo, Ohio

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Programs | Tagged with authors , events, families -- fiction, Historical Fiction, open book, Psychological Fiction and Quakers -- Fiction

International bestselling author Tracy Chevalier is set to visit Toledo, Ohio on February 2nd - continue reading to learn more.

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