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What We’re Reading: October 2020

Happy Autumn! The leaves are changing, the weather is shifting, and it's time to curl up with a good book. Check out what our librarians have been reading this month. For even more recommendations, check out our October Book Talk featuring brand new titles! Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story … Continue reading What We’re Reading: October 2020

What We’re Reading: September 2020

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix's efforts to right the situation … Continue reading What We’re Reading: September 2020

What We’re Reading: August 2020

The staff recommendations listed below are available via Curbside Pickup from our library, or are available digitally as ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using the Libby app. Enjoy! Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she … Continue reading What We’re Reading: August 2020

What to Read: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Every year between September 15 and October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American residents whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was expanded to a 30-day celebration … Continue reading What to Read: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

What We’re Reading: Summer 2020

It's been quite the interesting summer, eh? To relax and learn during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've turned to books over the past few months. Here's what our Library Director and Assistant Librarian have been reading! The titles below are available via Curbside Pickup from our library, or are available digitally as ebooks and downloadable audiobooks … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Summer 2020

What to Read: Women in Translation Month

In 2014, August was deemed Women in Translation Month by book blogger Meytal Radzinski upon observing that only 30% of books published in translation were by women. While this problem of representation persists, the annual WIT celebration encourages bookworms to read, support, and discuss women author-translator duos. The books below were originally written and published … Continue reading What to Read: Women in Translation Month