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December Book of the Month: 84, Charing Cross Road

December 2022 Book of the Month

December's Book of the Month pick is 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, a charming collection of letters spanning 20 years between an author in New York City and a London bookseller. A perfect read with a cup of tea on a chilly winter day.... Read more

Veterans Day 11/11

Veterans Day

MHL will be closed on Friday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. Here are some biographies and memoirs telling the true stories of veterans.

November Book of the Month - H Is for Hawk

November 2022 Book of the Month

H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald has has appeared on more than 25 best book of the year lists including NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Called "... a soaring wonder of a book" by The Boston Globe, it is our pick for November's Book of the Month. ... Read more

October Book of the Month - The Other Black Girl

October 2022 Book of the Month

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris has been named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, Esquire, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, and NPR. Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, this debut novel is about the tension that... Read more

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December 2022 Puzzle: Familiar magazines

This crossword features some magazines that have been around for decades. MHL has print subscriptions to all of them,* but you can also read recent issues online by visiting https://mvlc.overdrive.com/library/magazines or by using the... Read more

Delicious Reads

Delicious Reads

Around this time of year, you might feel pressured to do a lot of cooking. Maybe you're tired of cooking? Maybe you want to go to a restaurant? Or...maybe read books set in fictional restaurants? If that's the case, we've got you covered with these delicious reads. 

Books For Fans of The Crown

Books For Fans Of The Crown

Netflix has recently added season 5 of The Crown, its popular show based on the British royals. If that's got you wanting to learn more about the messy lives of the Windsors, MHL has got you covered. (If you want to watch the latest season of The Crown but don't have Netflix--you can borrow MHL'... Read more

November 2022 Mid-Month Sudoku

With this month's Sudoku we'd like to share something we think is oddly interesting: Sudoku is played with the numbers 1 through 9. Almost half of these (2, 3, 5 and 7) are prime numbers, but only one of them (2) is even. Indeed, 2 is the only prime number that is even—all the others... Read more

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