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January Staff Picks

Follow amateur sleuths as they investigate disappearances, illegal operations, and murder in the 19th century. One thing in common: the sleuths are near the ocean at some point during their search! These historical mystery series titles can be checked out or downloaded from the library. Betrayal on the Bowery by Kate Belli

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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2022

In January, the winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners will receive their prizes at the American Library Association Annual Conference, here in Washington, D.C., in June. Below are the winning titles.  Copies are available to check out and download from the library. Non-fiction

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Great Young Adult Black History Month Reads!

Since February is Black History Month, today’s list of books highlights only black authors and stories. Additionally, the last few items on the list feature romance in honor of Valentine’s Day. I hope that these books help you to embrace the month and further continue your interest in reading! Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

Cinderella Is Dead by Kaylnn Bayron

Great Winter Reads

Books to read under a blanket and help you complete your reading goals for 2021!

Reading is a hobby that you can do year round but there is just something special about reading a book in the winter curled under covers with a hot drink. So today I wanted to highlight 10 books (1 bonus at the end) that I’ve enjoyed reading and feel would be great winter reads. Note: There is a mix of Young Adult and Adult titles in this list and each book is linked to their physical and electronic books when applicable. (Click the title if you are interested in placing the book on hold!)

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Now Streaming: "Road Trip for Ralphie"

Since its release in November 1983, "A Christmas Story" is a holiday movie staple. It's an adaptation from the novel by Jean Shepherd.

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November Staff Pick

Artemisia is a young novice training to be a Gray Sister, cleaning the bodies of the dead so they don't haunt the living. The work means she won't have to hear other people talk about her.

We March, by Sane W. Evans

110 Books for 110 Years

How Many on Our List Have You Read?

We hope you'll enjoy this list of 100 great books, compiled for the occasion of the Takoma Park Library's Centennial in November, 2011.  We will continue to add great new titles every year.  These titles are owned by the DC Public Library, and most of them come in other formats, too -- such as audiobooks, DVDs, playaways, and ebooks! Wednesday, Nov. 17 marks the 110th "birthday" for the Takoma Park Library. We are updating this list to include books published through 2021 for a total of 110 titles! Check them out today:

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Now Streaming: Indigenous Peoples around the World

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, discover the stories of indigenous peoples around the world. Below are a selection of titles available on Kanopy. Watch these and many more with your library card! "Kū Kanaka (Stand Tall)" (2017)

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Handy Tech Manuals

Guides for Beginners

Create something and want to share it online? Have a new digital device and want to learn more about how it works? Check out these handy tech guidebooks to get started! Copies are available to check out from the library system.

Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare

How To: Marry a Billionaire

As the federal government continues to figure out a way that they will not run out of money, this is the perfect time to reflect on your own financial situation. Do you have enough money to pay your bills this month, this year, for the rest of your life? Well, a perfect way to make sure you do is to marry a billionaire.

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