In modern times, we refer to dictionaries and thesaruses when we need an exact definition or to find the perfect word for an intended purpose. These resources were not available until men of earlier centuries collected definitions and synonyms en masse for the public. Here you'll find a selection of titles about those books and the men who made them happen. Curated by Willie Nettles.
Explore your emotions. Learn to acknowledge and work through the hard ones and celebrate the positive ones. Test your boundaries, and find out just how unique and important you are! Curated by Tabor Millien.
Try a little something different with these out-of-the-ordinary craft guides. You can also go beyond the books with our Creativebug crafting database. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Help children gain an understanding of an important moment in modern American history with these books about September 11, 2001. To view our online poster exhibit from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit the library website. Curated by Alicia Schwarzenbach.
You've seen them on your screens. Now see them on your shelves. These familiar faces from television, movies, music, and sports have expanded their horizons to literature. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Ashley has worked for Ascension Parish Library for over five years, first at the information desk at our Dutchtown location and now for the Youth Services department planning teen and tween programs. She also curates lists for the Shelf Analysis blog. Ashley loves pretty much all genres of books, but the two she reads from most often are historical fiction and mystery. She is a firm believer in rereading favorites, so all books on this list have been read, or listened to, more than once.
Journaling is a great way to self-reflect and stay organized. The practice has gained popularity in recent years with new methods being used such as bullet or dot journaling and incorporating mixed media art in journals. These books about journaling contain writing prompts and motivation, method guides, art journaling inspiration, instructions for creating your own handcrafted journal, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley, from "A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays." Celebrate National Poetry Month with these selections from our collection. Curated by Isabel Naquin.
Hop into Easter with these children's books, craft projects, and videos! All you need is your library card. Curated by Katie Ocmond.
Open your mind to the wonders of the natural world by walking with the polar bears, flying with the vespers, or swimming with the whale sharks. Curated by Carrie Goodall.