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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....

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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...

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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...

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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'...

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The Sweetness of Water cover

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....

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cover of Last Days of Summer

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...

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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...

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

The library will be closed on Sunday, June 19th and Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth. June 19th has a long history of being celebrated by Black Americans, particularly in Texas, to celebrate the reported end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War....

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Frederick Law Olmsted 200th Anniversary

Frederick Law Olmsted at 200

Tuesday, April 26 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. The father of American landscape architecture is best known for designing New York City's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace, but Olmsted's legacy includes hundreds of famous landscape commissions around...

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