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Looking for other food options? Try a local farm!

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges, including finding fresh food. If you want to explore local food options and support local farmers, Northeast Harvest is a 'buy local' program supported by the Essex Agricultural... Read more

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Fresh veggies wherever you look.

During this time of uncertainty, many of us have found solace and calm by spending as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying nature and starting vegetable gardens. I planted early this year, and I get pleasure from watching my sturdy seedlings capture every scrap of warm sunshine.  Meanwhile,... Read more

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Free Audiobooks for Teens Starting Now!

Do you know about Sync? Teens aged 13+  can get free audiobook downloads starting now through July 1. Each week two new audiobooks will be available for download. This week is The 57 Bus Dashka Slater and Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson.

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Growing Garlic Greens, Onions and more!

Digging around in my pantry looking for dinner inspiration, I unearthed several heads of garlic wishing they had a place to grow!  Garlic is an allium. Alliums don’t grow when days are short and nights are long, but, when spring comes and days lengthen, alliums spring into action. We are often... Read more

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June 2020 Puzzle

Our June puzzle features several characters from books and movies. How many are stories you're familiar with? How many are things you haven't yet tried? See if you can find them as e-books or e-audiobooks on Hoopla or... Read more

Racial Justice Books for Tweens & Teens

Racial Justice Books for Tweens & Teens

Here are some fiction books for tweens and teens that deal with racial justice and other issues facing today's youth. (See also our list of racial justice nonfiction books for adults and older teens.) These books are available as ebooks... Read more

Racial Justice Reading List

A Racial Justice Reading List

Here are some nonfiction books about racism in the United States and its ongoing, deadly impact. These books are available as ebooks from either Overdrive (Libby) or Hoopla. (If you need help getting started with ebooks, check out the tutorials available on this... Read more

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to check out these memoirs written about the authors' experiences with mental illnesses. Millions of Americans live with mental... Read more

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