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We are here for you, and we are in this together As we respond to the latest information and guidelines from local and national officials around the COVID-19 virus, we want to make sure you have the latest information about your library, too. Because updates and best practices are ever-evolving, please revisit this page, oppl.org/covid19 and the … Read more

Hulu’s ‘Normal People’: Watched it? Read these!

Sally Rooney on table with plant and pencil

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Whether you read it when it first came out, want to read it before you start the new series, or just finished the series and want the source material, we’ve got you covered. Hulu’s Normal People, based on Sally Rooney’s book, tackles the damaging effects of secrets and miscommunications.  You … Read more

Books in Brief, episode 4: Need some comfort reading? Try these titles!

Books in Brief with book covers for We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry, Textbook by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, and The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Need some book recommendations but don’t have a lot of time? Your librarians are here to help! Don’t miss the fourth episode of Books in Brief, a new video series featuring four great digital title recommendations in about two minutes. Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton recommends four titles to bring a little comfort to your … Read more

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Cherry trees along the Tidal Basin with Japanese Lantern

Pictured above: Cherry trees along the Tidal Basin with Japanese Lantern placed in the park in 1954. Washington, D.C. Carol M. Highsmith;, photographer, [between 1980 and 2006]. (Library of Congress) A celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, this commemorative month pays “tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who … Read more

The best cookbooks of 2020

Assorted cooking spices

Whether you’re using this time to cook and bake up a storm or you just love beautiful cookbooks (we certainly do!), check out this year’s James Beard Foundation Book Awards nominees and some of our favorite digital titles available from Hoopla, Media on Demand & Libby, Pressreader, and Flipster. If you haven’t yet, you need … Read more

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