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Celebrate PRIDE month with these great fiction and nonfiction book picks.

May 14, 2019
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Fiction and Nonfiction books about sustainability, ecology, climate change, and green living.

April 8, 2019
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. Learn more about ASD with these and other resources.

March 27, 2019

Check out some of the rad new games in our video game collection, including some deep dives that you might have missed!

March 14, 2019
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Looking for a great modern poet to read? Then this list is for you. The following are books and compilations of modern poets from the United States and around the world.

February 25, 2019
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Women have been the driving forces behind scientific breakthroughs, political and social movements, the arts, and business, but have often gotten their accomplishments glossed over or misattributed to their male colleagues. In honor of women's history month, we've created a list biographies of women's who have changed the world, but haven't always gotten the credit they have deserved.

February 11, 2019

Our February Book on Tap B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book) discussion will cover fictional novels written by African American authors. This suggested list covers a wide selection of new and classic literature, as well as wide selection of genres.

January 28, 2019
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All of the titles on this list are currently scheduled to be released as movies in 2019. Release dates will probably change for some, and many may not make it to local theaters, but all the books are available for check-out or hold request. Click on the title for more information about the book; click on the date (or TBA) for more information about the movie!

November 30, 2018
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Our annual roundup of our favorites. We hope you love these reads as much as we did.

November 29, 2018
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Non-fiction titles exploring what it means to be transgender. Spanning topics from memoirs and history, to parenting a transgender child.

November 9, 2018
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Recommended fiction written by and/or about transgendered individuals. These novels present a variety of experiences and perspectives about what it truly means to live as a transgendered person.

November 7, 2018
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Early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Nearby military and naval airfields were also attacked by the Japanese planes.

November 6, 2018
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Grab a great classic fiction title to read or read again.

October 31, 2018
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Check out these great reads for ideas on what to read for the next Books on Tap B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book) discussion. 

In November we will be discussing travelogues and celebrating travel writing.

October 2, 2018
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For 25 years The Lotus Music & Arts Festival has brought a wide range of international and national artists to Bloomington, not only to its acclaimed festival, but throughout the year. Here's a selection from this year's line-up.

September 12, 2018