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ALA Youth Media Awards

2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association has announced the 2020 winners of the Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Medals. These are the highest American honors for books written for young people. Check out...

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Authors Born in the Year of the Rat

Authors Born in the Year of the Rat

Happy Lunar New Year! On January 25, 2020 we will officially enter the Year of the Rat. In the Chinese zodiac system, the years are measured in lunar cycles. Each year corresponds with one of twelve animal symbols in a repeating 12-year cycle. To celebrate the Year of the Rat, here are some...

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading List

A Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading List

MHL will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, and his legacy lives on in the work of anti-racist social justice activists today. A great way to honor Dr. King's legacy would be to...

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get organized

Organization and decluttering for all

For many, January can be a time of renewal and a fresh start. This can mean tackling that junk drawer or messy closet or some other put-off-to-another-day project in your house. Memorial Hall Library is here to help! Whether your style is more...

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From Books to Oscar-Nominated Films

From Books to Oscar-Nominated Films

The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards were recently announced. Of course, the Oscar awards ceremony is a big night for film, but it's also a big night for books! Here are books that inspired this year's Oscar-nominated...

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Jellicle Books for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Books for Jellicle Cats

Are you mean like a minx? Are you lean like a lynx? Are you keen to be seen when you're smelling a rat? Where you there when the pharaohs commissioned the Sphinx? If you were and you are, you're a Jellicle cat, and here are some books you might enjoy.

Whether or not you're a fan of...

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Latin Language Roman Catholic Baptismal Register

Translating Vital Records for Genealogy: Polish, German, Latin, and Russian

Has your family history research hit a brick wall because you need help making sense of handwritten genealogical records in Polish, German, Latin, and/or Russian? ...

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crossword puzzle grid

January 2020 puzzle

If you like crossword puzzles, give this a try! You can do it online or print it out to solve later. (If you're in the library, ask at the Reference Desk for a printout and we'll be happy to give you one!)

Throughout 2020, we'll post a new puzzle the first day of every month as...

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2019 staff favorites

Our favorite reads of 2019!

It's time for our annual roundup of staff favorite books! 2019 was a great year for books and these lists include everything from award-winning fiction to anticipated Teen debuts to charming children's titles. We're certain there is something here for everyone but if you still need more...

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Goodreads Choice Best Books of 2019

Goodreads Choice Awards 2019

Every year, plenty of Best Of lists come out, overwhelming readers with options. The Goodreads Choice Awards are unique because they are voted on by readers, rather than being chosen by critics. Check out this...

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