Three Celebrity Kids Book

Many famous people write books for kids. Here are three from last year that were written by an actress, a talk show host, and a pair of political figures.

The World Need More Purple People by Kristen BellActress Kristen …


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Coloring Sheets, Activity Pages, and More!

Hey kids, are you bored at home? In Kids World, we have coloring pages, activity sheets, crafts, hand writing sheets, and more fun ways to keep you busy. Ask an adult to call 708-867-2298 and find out how you can …


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The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass

It’s January, a time when many library patrons place their holds on Whole30 and paleo-friendly cookbooks for help with their resolutions.

If you’re looking for Whole30 recipes, check out The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass, available as a physical cookbook …


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Five Unmissable Books from Colleen

From dragons, sorcerers, and pirate ships to empowering romances for teens, here are a few books I’ve read recently from Erin Morgenstern, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Becky Albertali, Margaret Rogerson, and Rosaria Munda that I think are unmissable.

The Starless Sea by


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BYO Book Club Recommendations

At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on January 29th if you’d like to join …


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Five Movies for MLK Day

Martin Luther King day, observed on the third Monday of January each year, celebrates the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal …


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You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

A telenovela veteran and soap opera sensation fall in love in Alexis Daria’s You Had Me at Hola.

Ashton and Jasmine land leading roles on a new Netflix show, Carmen in Charge. Ashton needs this role to catapult …


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Mother Land by Leah Franqui

When New York native and newlywed Rachel moves to Mumbai with her Indian-born husband Dhruv, the last thing she expects is the arrival of her mother-in-law, Swati, suitcases in hand.

Rachel’s big adventure is turned on its head when the …


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Throwback Thursday: Into the Wild

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Jon Krakauer’s classic nonfiction book, Into the Wild was published. It was adapted into a film in 2007.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, Chris McCandless had roamed through the West …


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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Pippa Fitz-Amobbi is a highly precocious and dedicated teenager who chooses to solve a murder as her senior capstone project. The town put the case to bed five years earlier when their chief suspect, the victim’s boyfriend, committed suicide.

Pippa …


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Check Your News Sources

In times of turmoil, it is more important than ever to check your news sources. Below are some online resources to help you separate truth from misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies.

Have a news story you’re not sure about? Give …


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The Seed of Compassion by the Dalai Lama XIV

This is an autobiographical storybook about the Buddhist and spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet). This is a role for which he was chosen when he was a very young child, around 1940.

We see …


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Luster by Raven Leilani

23-year-old Edie begins her affair with Eric with high hopes. He’s twice her age, has a respectable job and nice car, looks good and has an excellent command of grammar. He’s also white with a wife and kid in the …


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Bridgerton

Debuting on Netflix on Christmas Day, Bridgerton is set to become the next great streaming sensation. Based on the books by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton, follows the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family as they look for love and …


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BYO Book Club Recommendations

At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on January 15th if you’d like to join …


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