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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...

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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...

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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.

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.

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day

MHL will be closed Saturday, 9/3-Monday, 9/5 for the Labor Day holiday. Why not celebrate the long weekend by reading about the history of the labor movement in the United States? We'll be open at 9am on Tuesday, 9/6 for all your reading needs. (And of course, ...

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September 2022 Puzzle: Before They Became Famous Authors

This month's crossword features jobs held by authors before they got famous. If that kind of thing floats your boat, you might also like our old Day Jobs of Famous Authors quiz. Happy Labor Day, everybody!

Fresh Romance

Fresh Romance

Did you know that August is National Romance Awareness Month? Apparently it's because August 14th is 6 months after Valentine's Day, so August serves as a reminder to keep romance alive throughout the year. A great way to keep romance alive is to read about it, of course! Here are some recent...

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August Is National Make A Will Month

August Is National Make-A-Will Month

August is National Make-A-Will Month. If you need to make or update a will, here are some books that might help you. MHL also offers access to the Gale Legal Forms and NuWave Legal Documents services, both of which offer free...

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August 2022 Mid-Month Sudoku

This month's Sudoku comes with a dad joke tweeted by Stephen King in 2020:

I went to the local apiary to buy a dozen bees. They gave me...

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Books For Fans of Julia

Books For Fans Of Julia

Julia Child has been a beloved public figure since the debut of her show The French Chef in 1963 (on Boston's PBS station, WGBH!) Recently, the HBO Max show Julia has been creating more fans of the chef. (If you'd...

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