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We suggest: New(ish) fiction titles

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph We miss talking books with you, especially now that the deep winter has set in. But don't worry, we've ...
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Tatiana Swancy, Restorative Practices Coordinator

Meet Tatiana, Restorative Practices Coordinator

Last January, Tatiana Swancy was among eight library staff members who trained to become peace circle keepers, or facilitators. “A peace circle is a tool ...
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Tax Day is April 15

Federal & state tax returns are due April 15 More details from the IRS »More details from the Illinois Department of Revenue » Download, print ...
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Discover & Explore: Salsa with music notes and la clave

Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Salsa

By Children's Librarian José Cruz Let's explore Salsa! Salsa music is primarily a Caribbean rhythm that is enjoyed throughout Latin America. The word salsa also ...
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LinkedIn Learning on laptop

Tech Tips: Getting started with LinkedIn Learning

By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee In recent Tech Tip posts, we've shared Lynda.com video tutorials that provide you with step-by-step instructions on using different ...
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/ Digital Learning, Tech Tips
Football on TV

We suggest: Rashmi’s favorite sports films

If you're missing football now that the Super Bowl is over, get your sports fix with these films recommended by Adult Services Librarian Rashmi! Rashmi's ...
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/ Arts & Culture, We Suggest
Romance book covers

We suggest: Cover stories: Black romance novels

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Romance is in the air! It's almost Valentine's Day and what better way to celebrate than with romance novels?! ...
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Caste book cover on a phone screen

‘Caste’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles. Don’t fret! ...
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