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Banned Books Week 2022

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

MHL is joining the American Library Association in celebrating Banned Books Week from September 18-24 this year. Sometimes "Banned Books Week" can be confusing to hear, so to be clear--we aren't banning any books here! Instead, we'... Read more

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September 2022 Book of the Month

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris has been called A Best Book of the Year by NPR, Washington Post, The New York Times and the Boston Globe. Set during the waning days of the Civil War, this historical fiction novel is both a poignant and gripping read.... Read more

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August 2022 Book of the Month

A perfect blend of summer, nostalgia, and baseball. Pick up your copy of Last Days of Summer by Steve... Read more

Get Grilling

Get Grilling

July is National Grilling Month! If you're looking for some new recipes to spice up your next BBQ, MHL can help with these cookbooks. And if you're looking for a new activity to keep your friends and family occupied while the meal cooks, you can check out the new... Read more

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September is National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month ! MHL has a robust selection of books in our crafts section. Here are some books we recommend for sewists, whether you're just starting out or whether you've been sewing for years. You can also... Read more

2022 Pura Belpré Awards

2022 Pura Belpré Awards

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15, which makes this an especially great time to check out this year's Pura Belpré Award and Honor books. The Pura Belpré Award, "established in 1996, is... Read more

September 2022 Mid-Month Sudoku

We hope you enjoy this month's Sudoku. Like all Sudoku puzzles, it uses the numbers 1 through 9 but not 0. To redress this, we present a joke that involves the number zero:

I have been reading this book about zero gravity. I can’t seem to put it down.

Remembering Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich, 1941-2022

Journalist and author Barbara Ehrenreich died on September 2, 2022. She left behind a legacy of insightful writing about class in America, among other topics.

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