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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Forget the Hallmark Card! Send some of these sweet words to your loved one instead this Valentine’s Day.

Ah, Valentine's Day. Love it or hate it, soon every store on your block is going to be covered in a regurgitation of red hearts, lace and little cupids. But if you really want to impress your lover or your crush this Valentine's Day, memorize one of these bad boys and find a balcony somewhere. It seemed to work for these prolific love poets (some of whom had lovers on every continent). 

One day book cover

Second Chance Romances

Another chance to consider love comes at almost the beginning of every year, after New Year's resolutions are set and as the days are stretching into something brighter as they pass. Valentine's Day is as good a reason as any to watch something romantic and full of possibility and questions. Some romances feel like an answer but some embrace uncertainty and give us the secondhand experience of happenstance and second chances.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Guilt and Pleasure

Twists on Familiar Classics

Whether it’s a guilty pleasure or a great work, a well-told story of romance sought, found or lost is a joy to read repeatedly and, for some exceptional fans, to be imitated. For the month of love, revisit some enduring page-turners and tales they inspired (check out the movies as well). Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1892)

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book!

Looking for a new favorite picture book or children's fiction book? Starting February 1 through February 28, you can try your luck with a mysterious, wrapped book in the picture book or children's fiction section! You may be one checkout away from discovering a new favorite book!  Books will be chosen by library staff and wrapped up to surprise readers with a great book to try! Maybe the love of your book life is waiting for you at Woodridge Library!   

Angel's Blood book cover

Take a Peek: Romance Novels

It’s safe to say romance novels have always been around: from trashy bodice rippers to popular romance books with a supernatural twist, this genre presents material that is easily readable and highly appealing. True, with their steamy covers these titles may be hard to whip out in public (smartphones and eReaders come in handy for these situations) but you may be surprised by what you find the next time you pick up a book like these.

book cover for "the blind date" by delaney diamond.

Real Love

"You see I'm searching for a real love and I don't know where to go. Been around the world and high and low and still I'll never know.  How it feels to have a real love 'cause it seems it's not around. Gotta end it in this way because it seems he can't be found." - Mary J. Blige