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Staff Picks: The Roosevelts

Open “The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William How…” in catalog The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William How… Open “Eleanor and Franklin : the story of their relation…” in catalog Eleanor and Franklin : the story of their relation… Open “FDR” in catalog FDR Open “Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Ro…” in catalog Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Ro… Open “Mornings on horseback : the story of an extraordin…” in catalog Mornings on horseback : the story of an extraordin… Open “THE ROOSEVELTS : an intimate history” in catalog THE ROOSEVELTS : an intimate history
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Ursula Le Guin with Selected Titles

Ursula K. Le Guin–Transformative Fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin has been publishing boundary-breaking fiction for more than 40 years. Her work challenges our thinking on race, gender, culture, and society–and transports us to new worlds and adventures.

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Six Degrees Challenge

When a certain theme in a book makes your eyes light up with joy, there’s nothing better than to follow that theme to another book that will expand upon that same concept. One way of doing this is to take the idea of “six degrees of separation” and apply it to books by noting the connections […]

The Ways of the Dead

Power and Murder in The Ways of the Dead

A teenage girl is murdered in Washington D.C. but this is no ordinary case because she was the daughter of an important judge who is considered to be the next Supreme Court judge. The killing makes national news and puts newspaper reporter Sully Carter on the case.


Murder in the Vineyard in Grapes of Death

Elise Becketts’s family’s vineyard is being threatened by the black sheep of the family, Uncle Edmond, who is causing a stink after being excluded from Elsie’s father’s will. Edmond wants a big piece of the vineyard to sell…

Falling Through Clouds

Lost in the Stacks: Falling Through Clouds

The gripping true story of a tragic plane crash, survival, and justice for two little girls.


Music Nerd: Music for Studying

The perfect sonic backdrop for studying has to be mellow enough that it won’t stress you out, but not so much that it will put you to sleep.


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