Each year the American Library Association's Rainbow Roundtable presents the Stonewall Book Awards to "English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience." Here are this year's winners. There's a great variety here...Read more
The first full week in June is National Pet Appreciation Week. If you've got pets in your life--whether they are cats, dogs, or more unusual creatures--MHL has books to help you make sure those pets are living their...Read more
June is Pride Month, so what better time to celebrate LGBTQ+ love? Here are some recent adult romance novels featuring LGBTQ+ characters. No matter what kind of romance novels you prefer--historical, contemporary, fake dating, royalty...this list has something for everyone.
June is a great time to go to a zoo! We have passes that give you reduced admission to the Franklin Park Zoo, the Stoneham Zoo, the New England Aquarium and other neat places. Visit https://mhl.org/museum-passes for more information and to make...Read more
Looking for something outside of Euro-centric fantasy and science fiction? Try out some Asian-inspired works of speculative fiction! Whether you're looking for a...Read more
Gene Luen Yang's classic graphic novel American Born Chinese has recently been adapted into a series for Disney+. (If you don't have access to Disney+ and want to watch the show, you can request the library's...Read more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are some engaging memoirs written by authors who live with different mental illnesses. If you or a loved one are in need of mental health...Read more
This month's Sudoku comes out in May, and true to their name, the Mayapples outside the library have begun to bloom. These native perennials are unique in that they only have one or two leaves and (if they do have two leaves instead of one) only one flower. If you are interested in native plants...Read more
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, which makes it a great time to check out the winners of this year's Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Awards!