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April Literary Holidays

April is a hard month for literary holidays because there are so many! Without further ado, here they are: Since 1967, International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on April 2nd, which was selected in honor of Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. … Continue reading

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March Literary Holidays

Aside from calendar noted holidays in March like Purim and Saint Patrick’s day, there are a few literary days of note that might peak your interest.   On March 2nd there is Read Across America day, which also happens to be … Continue reading

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New African American Fiction

February is Black History Month, so the Reader Services department created a list of recently published African American fiction that we are loving — and we think you will, too. Here is a sampling of some of the books on the list … Continue reading

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Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin died in her home in Portland, Oregon on January 22nd at the age of 88. There have been so many marvelous essays and remembrances of her from Margaret Atwood, Karen Joy Fowler, Nisi Shawl, Nicola Griffith, … Continue reading

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February Literary Holidays

February is the month for Library Lovers! At least that is one of the lesser known celebrations of February. This month long holiday started as just one day on February 14th (Library Lovers Day) but has since expanded to encompass the entire month. Feel free to show your … Continue reading

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January Literary Celebrations

January comes with a break from the holidays, but if you enjoy celebrating and love books, here are some ideas for literary celebrations for January. We’ll start off with Tolkien day on January 3. It’s his birthday and a day celebrated by the … Continue reading

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My Favorite 2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy

Every year I set reading goals for myself. One of those goals is to read as much as possible. I also try to get to a few older books I have been meaning to read. But trying to read the … Continue reading

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