#BookBingoNW2017: Set in another country

Hopefully by now you’re well on your way to completing a Summer Book Bingo Card, but if not, we’re here to help. For the “Set in another country,” square there is a super-secret librarian trick to browsing fiction by country in the library catalog. To bring up a list of fiction set in a particular country, you can search for keywords “<Name of country> fiction,” for example: South Africa fiction, Argentina fiction, Iceland fiction, and so on.

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2016 African American Film Series

Tomorrow begins our 2016 African American Film Series, celebrating Black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. This year we’re showing 28 movies in 14 library locations across the city through June. See the full calendar for further details!


What’s going on in the library catalog?

You might have noticed some changes in the library catalog recently. It’s true; we’ve been adding some new features and trying to make some existing functions work better.  Check out some of these new features that have been added:


If you’ve been searching for a way to share your opinions about books, movies, or music, search no longer. You can now read and write reviews of anything in the library catalog for all to see.

 To write a review you just need to create a new log in. It’s a very simple process – choose a username and a password. Reviews are moderated by library staff daily.

Google Books:

You’ve probably heard that Google is creating a huge digital library, scanning Continue reading “What’s going on in the library catalog?”