"In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month." (US Census Bureau) This list celebrates new books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Recently adapted as a Netflix series, Shadow and Bone takes place in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, a multi-series YA fantasy world rich in magic, action, and unforgettable characters. Once you're finished with this series, check out more YA fantasy read-alikes. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Full cast audiobooks bring dramatic readings to the next level by using multiple voices for character and narration. Check out this mix of adult, YA, and children's audiobooks. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Looking for new authors? These authors each have a short list of published books, making it easy to binge-read their work. These authors have burst onto the scene with engaging, thought-provoking, and powerful narratives that are sure to leave you wondering when their next books will hit our shelves. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Public libraries have a long history of bringing materials to people who can't come to the library. National Library Outreach Day celebrates the various innovative ways libraries serve their communities. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Hop into Easter with these children's books, craft projects, and videos! All you need is your library card. Curated by Katie Ocmond.
The color red is one of the boldest colors in the spectrum and is often used to draw our attention. In April, we want to draw your attention to these bold books and challenge you to read a book with a red cover. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
If you're feeling romantically inclined, check out these new romantic comedy releases published in 2021. Curated by Ashley Lee.
In this list, we have combined fiction based on stories and characters from Greek, Norse, Russian, Arabian, Slavic, Native American, and European mythology and folklore. Allow these magical stories to take you away to another time, another world, where anything is possible. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Nordic Noir is crime fiction with dark, bleak backdrops set in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Some well-known authors in this genre are Peter Høeg, Steig Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbø. Here are some highly regarded Nordic tales of murder and intrigue by less-familiar authors. Curated by Samantha Matherne.