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Blog Category: eBooks and Audiobooks
Posted 07/21/21 by Cristin B
Do you have the back to school blues? Take a look at these resources for teachers, students and parents to get you motivated and excited for the 2021-2022 school year!Continue Reading: Back to School Resources for Pre-K-Grade 3
Posted 07/13/21 by Eric S
Before seeing Black Widow, get your superheroine fix with these Marvel adventuresContinue Reading: Get Ready for Black Widow with Marvel’s Greatest Superheroines
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 07/06/21 by Sam P.
Stories are constantly being retold with new and exciting twists. What's cool about book versions is that they usually don't feel like the subpar sequels or remakes Hollywood often subjects us to.Continue Reading: Classics Retold
Posted 07/02/21 by Jozlyn H
Taking a look at some of the extraordinary women who helped the cause during the American Revolution.Continue Reading: Historic Heroines: American Revolutionaries
Posted 07/01/21 by April S
Books perfect for folks feeling nostalgic for the 1990s.Continue Reading: Smells Like Teen Spirit: Books Set in the '90s
Posted 06/30/21 by April S
Explore ways to reduce waste, repurpose, reuse, and adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle.Continue Reading: Reduce Waste Through Sustainable Living Practices
Posted 06/24/21 by Jozlyn H
Fact and fiction material for some of the most hated, ruthless women in history.Continue Reading: Historic Anti-Heroines: Bad Seeds
Posted 06/23/21 by Morgan B
Welcome to part three of my series, “Morgan Gets Very Nerdy,” better known as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-fi Subgenres.” This post, we’ll talk about punks—sci-fi punks.Continue Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to Scifi Subgenres Part 3
Posted 06/22/21 by Joyce S.
We often look for ourselves in books (okay, mostly in fiction), but undeniably: a great book resonates with us as we empathize with a protagonist’s struggles, triumphs, etc. It encourages us to step into their shoes as they set off on their fantastic journeys.Continue Reading: Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile
Posted 06/21/21 by Abby B
Celebrate Pride Month with this list of fiction books for adults!Continue Reading: Pride Month Fiction for Adults
Posted 06/17/21 by April S
Explore ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle everyday materials to create something extraordinary.Continue Reading: Get Creative Through Crafty Repurposing
Posted 06/16/21 by Rachel S
Pride is for the whole family!Continue Reading: Celebrate Pride!
Posted 06/16/21 by April S
Learn how to create an eco-friendly garden that's affordable and sustainable.Continue Reading: Create a Beautifully Sustainable Garden
Posted 06/11/21 by Patrick and Joe
It's been 12 months of titles spanning the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy for this Online Book Club. Come read about our last 12 books and get a preview of the coming titles.Continue Reading: A Year of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Posted 06/09/21 by Eric P
Comedy writer Paul Mooney worked with household names without ever quite becoming one himself, but the mark he leaves on American culture is unmistakable.Continue Reading: The Godfather of Comedy
Posted 06/09/21 by Joyce S.
Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.Continue Reading: YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses
Posted 06/09/21 by April S
A diverse mix of nonfiction books (and audiobooks) that are incredibly interesting, compelling, thought-provoking and informative.Continue Reading: 30 Compelling Nonfiction Reads That Will Expand Your Mind
Posted 06/08/21 by April S
Romantic storylines paired with gorgeous locations.Continue Reading: Escape With These 21 Romance Novels Set in Beautiful Destinations
Posted 06/08/21 by Joyce S.
So you’ve finished binge watching Bridgerton? Now what? To satisfy your need for more romantic rom-com during Regency England, take a gander at these reads below. You may just find something to your satisfaction until the next season comes around.Continue Reading: Calling All Bridgerton Fans
Posted 06/07/21 by Peter W
A few favorite recent reads from Mobile Services.Continue Reading: Recs from the Road
Posted 05/28/21 by Eric P
The actor Charles Grodin left his mark on film, in books, and on late-night talk shows, but if all he'd ever done was irritate Robert DeNiro and romance Miss Piggy that would have been more than enough.Continue Reading: The Comedy Stylings of Charles Grodin
Posted 05/28/21 by Joyce S.
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!Continue Reading: To All the Otaku, with Love (May 2021)
Posted 05/26/21 by April S
Verse novels are great for readers who enjoy the feel of poetry, diverse narratives and compelling storylines.Continue Reading: Verse Novels for Children and Teens
Posted 05/25/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an expat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for Advanced EFL Students, Part I