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try something new in 2021!

New Year, New Hobbies!

The beginning of a new year usually brings resolutions and the desire to start afresh. This is great but sometimes starting out a new hobby or activity can be time-consuming and expensive. You may not want to sink a lot of money into something that you may not enjoy.

Luckily, MHL is here...

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unsolved sudoku grid

January 2021 Mid-Month Sudoku

We've decided to continue MHL's mid-month sudoku series into 2021.  Enjoy the new puzzle below, and look for another puzzle to be posted on the 15th of each month.

While sudoku involves numbers, it's a game not of math but of logic--similar, in that way, to chess, which has been getting...

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Japanese Manga!

Japanese Manga from MHL

If you're familiar with manga--the small-sized comics originally published in Japanese--you probably know it can be hard to keep up with all of the issues of long-running series. Since there are so many different manga series, MHL can't order all of them. Instead, we've chosen a range of popular...

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Books for Fans of Bridgerton

Books for Fans of Bridgerton

Did you watch the spicy Regency romance series Bridgerton on Netflix? If so, you're not alone. The series was adapted by Shonda Rimes, based on the Bridgerton series of novels by Julia Quinn, so if you want more Bridgerton, Quinn's novels are a must. If you're still hungry for more historical...

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Test Prep Resources from MHL

Test Prep Resources from MHL

Getting ready for college looks a little different in the era of COVID-19! MHL is not currently offering in-person practice ACT and SAT exams, but we can connect you with other resources to get ready for these big tests. 

  • The practice exams previously offered in person at MHL were...
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January 2021 Puzzle

We've decided to continue our MHL crossword series into 2021!  While we can't predict what 2021 will bring us, we can look back at what past years have brought with our online resource Famous First Facts.  Do...

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"New Years and Winter Books" on a background of snowy evergreen trees.

Books for New Year's and Winter

This time of year brings both the official start of winter as well as New Year's Eve and Day.  Why not celebrate both events with some books from this list?  Some take place around the turn of the year, while others take place in winter--or in places where it always feels like winter.  With...

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Jane Austen Retellings

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, and her novels are still widely read today.  Whether you're an Austen fan or this is your first introduction to her work, you...

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December 2020 Mid-Month Sudoku

Whether you're a sudoku novice or a seasoned pro, try your hand at MHL's mid-month sudoku!  A new puzzle will be released on the 15th of each remaining month in 2020 as a complement to the crossword released on the 1st of each month as part of our Elect to Connect series.

 

You...

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best of 2020

Staff Favorites 2020

It's time for the annual roundup of MHL's favorite books of the year. Whether you like literary fiction, thrillers, romance, or horror, this list has something for you.

Check out our previous years' lists here: 2016,...

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