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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 or by using the...

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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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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...

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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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November 2022 Puzzle: Literary Feast Redux

Just like the Literary Feast crossword we put out last year, this month's puzzle features the names of famous authors. If you have ever wondered who else writes like a favorite author of yours, check out the "Read-alikes"...

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October 2022 Mid-Month Sudoku

We hope you enjoy this month's Sudoku. You are seeing it online, but we also print hard copies of our puzzles here at the library for anyone to pick up. Which compels us to share another...

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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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October 2022 Puzzle: Halloween Candy

If you find the theme of this month's puzzle appetizing, be sure to check out some of our books on Halloween treats! To get even more in the Halloween mood,...

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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.

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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