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Spring Mix Staff Picks

Amateur detectives return for new adventures and mysteries to solve and women rule in these novels and non-fiction books. Below are a few I've read and enjoyed. Copies can be checked out and downloaded from the library system. Jane and the Year Without a Summer by Stephanie Barron

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Underrated Manga Picks!

To celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Month I wanted to highlight some manga series that I enjoy reading and find underrated. I hope that if you’re a manga reader this list can help provide some new options for you. Solo Leveling by Dubu

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Now Streaming: Asia on Screen

Available on Kanopy!

Watch the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the "Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month" collection on Kanopy, free with your library card! This special collection of documentaries and films was compiled by Kanopy staff. Also available for your viewing pleasure, the "Asian Cinema" collection features movies in their original language with English subtitles.

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Starry Skies

April is Global Astronomy Month

Observe the night sky this spring and beyond! To celebrate Global Astronomy Month, here are a selection of titles about astronomy. You're sure to spot something of wonder in the skies. 

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Handy Tech Manuals

Guides to getting started

Whether you're starting out with the basics of a new operating system or curious about a particular digital application, we've got the tech manuals to help! Below are selected titles to help you get started. Copies are available to check out from the library system.

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Noodles Anytime

March is National Noodle Month. Here are a few titles for delicious noodle dishes at home whatever your cooking skill level! Asian Noodles by Maki Watanabe

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Bookdrop is Closed Until Further Notice

The Takoma Park Library bookdrop no longer functions as it should and we had to close it. We are in the process of replacing it, but in the meantime, please bring returns into the library.&nbsp

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Now Streaming: Ukraine on Screen

Available on Kanopy

With Ukraine and Russia in the headlines, learn the origins of the "Conflict in Ukraine" collection on Kanopy, free with your library card. This special collection features movies and documentaries about Ukraine compiled by Kanopy staff. ~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian

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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