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close up of hands holding open a manga book
Eileen Ybarra, March 14, 2022

There are many ways of enjoying great stories and beautiful, engaging artwork—one of these ways is through reading graphic novels and comics. Both express a story with art—but while comics tend to extend the story over a series of issues, graphic novels tell an engaging story in a single book.


Collage of albums by African Americans available on Freegal and hoopla
Daniel Tures, February 18, 2022

February is African American History Month, but every month is a good month to celebrate African American history and culture, and what better place to do so than your local library!


Collage of Latinx movies
Hilda Guerrero, September 24, 2021

Cinema, like every other form of artistic expression, is a mirror for the society in which it is born. Each cinematic experience offering a glimpse into the world of the Ajeno, the world of another.


women with a black cat slung over her shoulders
Daniel Tures, November 13, 2020

The ill-omened day is at hand! Or is it? In Spanish and Greek culture, Tuesday the 13th is the ill-omened day, and in Italy, it’s Friday the 17th. Well, at least we can agree that the number 13 is ill-omened? Or Friday? Although for those who live for the weekend, Friday is propitious.


Collage of LGBTQIA feature films
Sheryn Morris, June 27, 2020

Over the years there have been many LGBTQIA feature films, such as My Beautiful Laundrette,


Heavy metal rock concert at the Coliseum
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, June 23, 2020

The library is home to many resources, even heavy metal music. We make it possible to indulge people on a headbanging journey on demand through resources such as hoopla and Freegal.


Recommended young adults ebooks
Llyr Heller, May 21, 2020

While we’re all sheltering at home, the library’s e-media offerings have gotten even better! One of the providers offering an extensive digital collection, brought to you by the library, is hoopla!


Collage of television adaptations of books
Elizabeth Graney, May 15, 2020

A common complaint leveled against film adaptations is that they often cut too much of the original material to fit their run time. This is where miniseries and television shows can really shine. With more time to tell the story, they can often provide a more faithful adaptation.


Keith Jarrett on The Köln Concert album
Keith Chaffee, May 08, 2020

On May 8, 1945, Keith Jarrett was born. Jarrett is best known as a jazz pianist, but he’s also recorded a significant amount of classical music.


Recommended audiobooks for your telecommute
Michael Lander, April 30, 2020

The coffee is brewing; you’ve managed to take a quick shower and get the kids settled into their Zoom school classrooms; and you finally take a breath and sit at the kitchen table with your laptop to begin your day at the computer reading emails. But something doesn’t quite feel right.


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