Historical Fiction from The Great War

This November marks the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, also known as The Great War. It began on July 28, 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918. Originally the people of Great Britain and other Allies believed the war would last a few months; however, it ended up lasting over four […]

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Non-fiction for fiction lovers

Does non-fiction make you think of dry and sometimes boring textbooks? Even if you love non-fiction, sometimes it can be daunting with all the information, facts and figures. But there are non-fiction books that read like novels – fast-paced and engaging. So whether you want to try a new genre or just want a change […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the United States from September 15th through October 15th each year. The month-long observance was instituted to recognize the contributions of Americans whose ancestors originated from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Spain. Libraries throughout the nation will display books by Hispanic authors, about Hispanic characters, and on Hispanic […]

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Jessica’s Connections

Staff member Jessica says, “I love a wide variety of music, movies, and books, and I’m thrilled when I find that things that don’t seem connected, somehow are. The idea and reality of connection is something that fascinates and intrigues me to no end, and I’m always looking for these sometimes hidden and sometimes obvious […]

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If you like this. . .

If you like this… Then try… Why? If you’re a fan of cyberpunk noir, or gritty near future sci-fi, and you’ve already read Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon, take a dive into William Gibson’s Hugo Award winning classic Neuromancer. Did the implication of future technologies displayed in Black Mirror send chills down your spine? Dexter […]

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Quick Reads to Bring Out Your Inner Child

If what seems like the longest winter is still lingering in your spring-time jittering feet, travel in time with these books that will bring your childhood rolling back. These quick, one sitting reads will help your adult-self tap into your younger years, or at least put a smile on your face trying. The Velveteen Rabbit […]

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Grab a cup of coffee or tea

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down with one of these luscious coffee table books from the Erie County Public Library, sure to elicit oohs and aahs of delight. We call them “Picture Books for Adults.” The Flower Book by Rachel Siegfried. Bloom by exquisite bloom, The Flower Book is a gorgeous […]

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Funny and absurd fiction for your enjoyment

Reference librarian Rachel has put together a list of funny and absurd fiction for your enjoyment. She says, “I love to read absurdist fiction because even though the worlds created are so different from the one we live in, I want those worlds to be real.” The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde If you’ve ever […]

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