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Massachusetts poets in the collection

It's National Poetry Month and we thought it would be fun to highlight some poets from our local area. Because Massachusetts is such a historic place, we have a lot of great poets to celebrate. Some of them are the heavy hitters that generations of students have studied and memorized in school...

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Books for Trivia Fans

I don't know about you but I love trivia. Maybe it's because I was a know-it-all child who loved to read but I've always loved it. There are just so many interesting things in the world that I want to know about everything. Plus, it's fun to have a little tidbit of knowledge to share...

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Marathon Monday

Get Ready for Marathon Monday!

This year's Boston Marathon is April 17th! Here are some books to get you ready for the race, whether you're planning to compete, cheer on a friend, or just stay at home on the couch reading more about the race's storied history. Run on down to the library and check them out! We even have some...

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Microfilm: Easier Than Ever With New Digital Reader

It may surprise you to know that demand for microfilmed content at MHL, as well as research libraries around the world, remains high.  Most people under thirty will question your reliability if you suggest that much of the world's information cannot be accessed on Google, but it's true....

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Car Care: Chilton, Mitchell, and more!

Looking to do some work on your car? For many years patrons have borrowed our Chilton and...

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Amelia Bloomer Project

Amelia Bloomer Project Top 10 Feminist Books

The Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, compiles the Amelia Bloomer List, an annual annotated book list (or...

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Books by Transgender Women

Books by Transgender Women

March is Women's History Month, so it's a great time to celebrate the voices of transgender women! Here's a selection of books written by transgender women of all ages. This list is a bit of a grab bag: some are memoirs based on their own experiences as transwomen, while others are fictional...

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Books by Irish Authors

Books by Irish Authors

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What better way to celebrate Éire than to read a book by an Irish author?

 

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

 

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A Day Without a Woman

A Day Without a Woman Would be A Day Without These Books!

Many MHL staff members wore red in solidarity with the Day Without A Woman, and held up a favorite book written by a woman.

March 8th is International Women's Day! Some women went on a general strike to create a Day...

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Comics to read after watching Logan

Comics to Read After Watching Logan

Earlier this month, the X-Men movie Logan was released. Hugh Jackman has said it will be his last movie featuring his potrayal of the iconic Wolverine. So what's a Wolverine fan to do now? How about return to the character's comics origins? Here's a list of classic comics that inspired...

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