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10/23/2020 - 10:13am

EBOOKS
    This week's nonfiction ebooks share a common and comforting thread: de-stressing, de-cluttering and reinvention. For that co-worker whose desk is overflowing, hand him/her a copy of Marie Kondo's Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life to pull them back on track. For that frazzled friend who can't ever focus, perhaps you might recommend Burnout: the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. If you know someone who needs help in...

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10/22/2020 - 4:27pm

Halloween will be different this year. But it doesn't mean we have to give up all the chills and thrills of the season. If you're a goosebumps fan and haunted houses excite you, we've compiled a list of terrifying tales, frightening films and spooky virtual tours guaranteed to make you shiver and shake all the way up to Halloween night. 

Terrifying Tales:

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10/15/2020 - 12:16pm

PRINT BOOKS
Want to know what famous cooks have in their fridges? Find out what Alice Waters, Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud and 32 other world-renowned chefs eat in Chef's Fridges by Carrie Solomon. Autumn is also a great time for stargazing with Edward Brooke-Hitching's Sky Atlas and pondering the Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel.
FICTION
Robert Galbraith Troubled blood

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10/15/2020 - 11:44am

EBOOKS
MI's digital bookshelf is bursting with bestselling ebooks! You'll find Oprah's latest Book Club pick, Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson, Bob Woodward's Rage, Meredith Talusan's Fairest, Jasper Fforde's Constant Rabbit and more in the catalog now. All you need is a library card, computer or tablet and an Axis 360 account to get started.
FICTION
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10/15/2020 - 10:48am

EAUDIOBOOKS
If you fall under Neil Gaiman's spell like we do, you'll love his self-narrated Stardust, a fantasy tale about two star-crossed lovers whose unforgettable adventure makes a slippery segue into autumn. If you're in the mood for an old classic, then you'll delight in Toni Morrison's silky-voiced narration of her own novel, Beloved. And you're not going to want to miss S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland, narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (you may have seen him on th...

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10/08/2020 - 2:37pm

The November 3 election ballots arrive in mailboxes this week! If you're one of the lucky folks who have received yours, MI reference librarians have assembled a list of unbiased resources to help you navigate this year's long and complicated ballot. 

Voters will decide on 12 statewide measures and a host of local propositions, depending on where you reside. Your votes matter now more than ever. T...

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10/05/2020 - 3:48pm

EBOOKS
This week's new Ebooks list adds a wide variety of stunning debut novels with impeccable titles -- Inheritors, Fifty Words for Rain, The All-Night Sun, The Bright Lands, These Violent Delights -- to our digital collection, all woven with common threads of family, friendship and tough choices. Not in the mood for a debut novel? Don't miss these recently released bestselling titles from heavyweight authors such as James Patterson, Stuart Woods, Jodi Picoult, and J....

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10/05/2020 - 3:46pm

PRINT BOOKS
The shelves are bursting this week with great titles to help you cope with uncertain times. We're willing to bet David Lebovitz' Drinking French has the precise cocktail to sip while sinking into a comfy couch with a truly exciting book. So what's on our new list this week? Possibly the cutest cover ever is Jodi Murphy's Talking Animals with its thoughtful alpaca on the front cover. But don't let the cute pet deceive you as Murphy's Orwellian fable takes pla...

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10/01/2020 - 10:58am

It's been a stellar year for book-based television adaptations and readers are going to love this fall's exciting lineup of new shows and films. The current network trend toward bookshelf borrowing doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Your library stocks all these titles and more so you can read before you view. Tune in to see how well they translate to the small screen! 

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09/28/2020 - 1:52pm

Sunday marked the start of this year's Banned Books Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3), an annual event  traditionally associated with celebrating our First Amendment rights. If you do nothing else this week, take a moment to savor your freedom to buy, borrow, publish or read any book of your choice. During the final week in September, the entire book community -- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers,...

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