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Updated! Resources especially for teens, tweens & their families during COVID-19

Texting and calling your friends is not the same as hanging out in person, and a Zoom prom is not the same as a real ...
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Flowers in the shape of a peace sign

In celebration of Mother’s Day: Titles for peace

Celebrated the second Sunday each May (and this year on May 10), Mother’s Day was first proposed by abolitionist and poet Julia Ward Howe. In ...
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Thank you to our volunteers

While our library buildings are closed and many library services have moved online, we haven't forgotten our dedicated volunteers who are waiting to return to ...
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How to Library video series: How to use Libby

Need help getting started with your digital library? We've got a new video series for that! Check out our new series "How to Library," created ...
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Librarians Dontaná, Margita, Kathy, and Rose

Chat with your librarians live on Zoom: Discover what to read, listen to & watch next

We miss seeing you inside the library and would love to chat virtually with you! Join Librarians Dontaná, Margita, Kathy, and Rose (pictured above, left ...
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Books in Brief with book covers for Rising Strong by Brene Brown, Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim, Book of Delights by Ross Gay, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Books in Brief, episode 3: In need of some self-care? Read these!

Need some book recommendations but don’t have a lot of time? Your librarians are here to help! Don’t miss the second episode of Books in ...
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New this week in your digital library

There's always something new to explore in your digital library! Check out the latest additions to Hoopla, Media on Demand and Libby, and Kanopy. There's ...
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Netflix’s ‘Nailed It’: Watched it? Read these!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Season four of Netflix's Nailed It!, the show that's all about baking fails, was just released, and it is ...
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