A Century of Reading: The 1970s

From Disco to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, the 1970s saw an explosion of musical creativity.

Posted by on July 5, 2021

Women’s History Month: A Reading List for Children and Families

In honor of Women's History Month, we've selected titles focusing on the lives of women and girls throughout the past and into the present day. We hope these selections serve Read more...

Immigrant and Refugee Experiences: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate, and encourage a dialogue on topics of immigration and displacement, as well as spotlight immigrant and refugee experiences from a variety of places, Read more...

Posted by on August 10, 2020

Celebrating The Beatles

Our May 13th program of Beatlemania! had to be cancelled due to the library being closed. Please enjoy these Beatles resources available through our Digital Branch. How the Beatles Changed Read more...

Posted by on May 13, 2020

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing is the story of the world famous pop artist. Written by his sister Kay Haring, the picture book takes a look at Read more...

Posted by on January 2, 2020

The Castle on Sunset : Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont

The Sunset Strip is famous in Los Angeles, but how much do we really know about one of its most iconic and storied buildings? From Jean Harlow’s taking of lovers, Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan is not really a travel book. Since the author, Pico Iyer, is a renowned travel writer, you could be forgiven for thinking it would be. Read more...

Posted by on October 18, 2019

How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

Written in a serious but over-the-top tone, readers will visit classic horror film tropes and get more than a few laughs along the way.

Posted by on September 9, 2019

Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein

Bailey captures Mary’s unique spirit as she answers the question, “How does a story begin?” The gothic-style illustrations that Sardà creates sets a wonderful tone for the story, without appearing Read more...

Posted by on September 5, 2019

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend

Any fan of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, or art in general should flip through this book. The substantial size of the novel allows the reader Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2019

Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders

Meet creative brother and sister duo, Zach and Lucy, whose escapades leave their neighbors curious, excited and maybe a little worried. The Pifferson Sisters and illustrator Mark Chambers have created Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2018

The Apparitionists

Peter Manseau weaves an expert tale about the original spirit photographer William Mumler and his exploits in mid-19th century New York and Boston. The reader follows Mumler from his early Read more...

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

As Chief Official White House photographer, Pete Souza accompanied President Obama every step of the way from inauguration day until the final moments when the president left the Oval Office Read more...

Posted by on January 24, 2018

Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction

Horror in print has been plagued with the obscene for decades. From Satanic cults to Nazi leprechauns to a killer Santa Claus, no other genre has seen such fun filth Read more...

Posted by on January 15, 2018

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

Firefly July not only has perfect poems for warm summer nights and sun-filled days, but can also help you escape the scorching heat as it travels through the seasons. Crispy, Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

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