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Reading Recommendations

(category archive)

Browsing the New Book Shelves (While You Can’t), part 3: new books of interest to women

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
While the library buildings are closed to the public for everyone’s safety, mail delivery never stopped! Library staff have been working behind the scenes, receiving and processing books and other […]
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2020 Queer YA Books to Add to Your TBR

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Readers, this year’s Pride post is going to be a little different. I always strive to include a diverse group of books and authors whenever I create a booklist; however, […]
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An Anti-Racist Reading List for Teens

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Black Lives Matter: an anti-racist reading list

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
This list is by no means comprehensive. I am not an academic, an expert, nor am I a person of color. These are books that I personally read and recommend […]
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HAPPY with HABITS

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Habit was a dirty word. Like hope, waiting, and boundaries, the idea of habit was a form of discipline I scoffed at as being confining, restricting, and limiting. As a […]
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RPL’s Big Bread-making Blog Post

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Oddly enough, one of the unintended consequences of staying safe at home seems to be that people have discovered (or re-discovered) their love of bread-making.  Who knows why so many […]
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Grocery Shopping from the Back Porch, Part 2

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
GROCERY SHOPPING FROM THE BACK PORCH, Part 2 by Meldon Jenkins-Jones In the words of Nicole Johnsey Burke, the author of Kitchen Garden Revival: A Modern Guide to Creating a […]
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Creating Space: Personal reflections on inspiring spaces

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about space. Not outer space, though sometimes that too, but the spaces we live in, and more importantly, how we interact with, […]
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Reading Pandemic Fiction in a Pandemic

Posted about 3 months ago by Meg Raymond
Is this pandemic messing with your reading habits? It’s messing with mine. I have more time for reading, but reading has gotten so much more difficult. I am one of […]
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Antidote for Reality: Romance Reads

Posted about 3 months ago by Robyn Webb
Together, let’s take a moment to step back from being inundated with news and worry. In this new series of blog posts about escapist reads, we’ll introduce you to new […]
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