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Traveling Solo

Do you have a great vacation destination in mind but your family and friends can't come with you? Go on your own! You can decide what you want to see and take as much time as you like exploring. Your trip itinerary is yours to decide. Below are a selection of travel books to inspire your solo vacation.

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Pass the Pie

Enjoy eating a delicious pie? Whether you like sweet or savory, here are a selection of pie making books for whatever the occasion. If you enjoy pie as a dessert or as a meal, dig in for National Pie Day on Jan. 23. Pie Love by Warren Brown

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Read Feed: Summer Serial Reads

Exciting discoveries. Power plays. Wondering who is trustworthy. Fantastic and alternate worlds. Over the summer, I read the latest installment from a few series that I've been following.  Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

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District of Construction

You've seen them in photos, books, and movies. Have you wondered about how they came to be built? Washington, D.C. features a variety of architectural designs in homes, public buildings, and monuments. With building as the theme for this year's summer reading, below are a selection of books about building and architecture in the District. 

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Outdoors Mid-Atlantic

Enjoy exploring the outdoors in the mid-Atlantic region!  Whether you go by foot, bike, canoe, or car, you'll have lots of fun and see fantastic views. The featured books below are available from the library system.

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Reign Like Victoria

In the new historical drama series "Victoria" on PBS, Queen Victoria is eighteen years old when she comes to the throne. What if a story like hers took place in a fantasy kingdom or an alternate historical timeline? Here are a selection of young adult novels featuring a young princess facing challenges and dangers as well as adjusting to the responsibilities of being a reigning Queen. Copies are available to check out and download from the library.

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Shakespeare's "Henry VI" and "Richard III"

Two Kings, One Crown

William Shakespeare's "The Hollow Crown" series returns to PBS this month! 

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From London into the Past

Over the summer, I joined a small group tour of Great Britain that started in London. It was a great two weeks! I enjoyed exploring the cities and towns where we stopped along the way. Below is a selection of books I read before I went on the tour.  Copies are available from the library system.

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Gone Grilling!

BBQ, Sides, and Desserts

Craving good barbecue over the summer? The summer months are a great time to bring out the grill! Below are selection of titles for planning a barbecue cookout.  Copies are available to check out from the library system.

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Royals and Authors

Reading Roundup in Five

A privileged young girl living in Renaissance era Rome... a maid of honor races against time to solve a mystery... an author discovers a map in a library... a parson's daughter becomes a successful novelist... an empress travels the continent...Whatever the time period, each of these ladies were royals or authors who left her mark on history.  Below are a few of the books I've enjoyed reading. All of the books can be checked out or downloaded from the library.

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