30 Compelling Nonfiction Reads That Will Expand Your Mind
A diverse mix of nonfiction books (and audiobooks) that are incredibly interesting, compelling, thought-provoking and informative.
Ohio Biographies resources for High School: (9-12)
Biographies on famous people from Ohio for your next report.
Women’s History for Kids on hoopla
Through your TLCPL hoopla account, share the uplifting stories and inspiring accomplishments of heroic women with your young readers and encourage them to dream beyond the feats of the past and into a future full of promise.
Biographies for Grades PreK-3
Who was the first Black woman in space? Who invented crayons? Explore colorful life stories with preschool and early elementary students.
Feed Your Harriet Need
Now that I’ve seen the biopic Harriet and have a taste for who this incredible woman was - I’ve begun searching for more information about her life, and wanted to share some recommended reading (and viewing).
Rachel Recommends: 2019 Spring Edition
The long climb from spring to sandal season requires a little pampering of the spirit. This list should not incite tension or anxiety, but, rather a sense of mellow peace.
How Come I Don’t Have This Job? The Coolest Career Memoirs EVER
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.
4 Episodes to Get You Hooked on Podcasts
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.
Reading is My Business, And Business is Good!
Good stories mean good business, and here are some great ones...
Tracy K. Smith Is on a Mission
Tracy K. Smith, the U.S. Poet Laureate, is taking poetry outside the box.
Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It’s Women’s History Month, Y’all!
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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