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Best Fall Cookbooks of 2019

Best Fall Cookbooks of 2019

Looking for some new recipes for this holiday season? Whether you're cooking for a big crowd or just looking to spice up your next dinner at home, you're sure to find some tasty treats in one of these cookbooks. This list is Bon Appetit's Best Fall Cookbooks of 2019....

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Author Alerts

Sign Up For Author Alerts!

Have you ever been excited to hear that your favorite author has a new book out, only to face the disappointment of being 100th on the wait list for it? MHL has a new service called Author Alerts that may help out with that struggle! You...

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historic postcard reading "Greetings from Massachusetts" with various images of sites around the commonwealth.

Historical Fiction Set in Massachusetts

As colder weather nears, it's a great time to engage in armchair travel across the state and through the ages with a selection of historical novels set in Massachusetts! From Lancaster in 1674 to Gloucester in 1814 to Nantucket in 1969, these books crisscross the Commonwealth and span the...

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teens top ten 2019

Teens' Top Ten 2019

Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) works with 15 teen book groups all around the country to generate a teen-led list of the best books of the year. In April, YALSA announced the two dozen nominees and then teens all over the country voted for their favorites. These...

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Real-Life Ghost Stories

Real-Life Ghost Stories

All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us, a time of year when some traditions state ghosts and spirits may be better able to access the world of the living. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, here are some fascinating nonfiction reads about ghost stories and hauntings. And if you believe you're...

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cosmic and lovecraftian horror

Lovecraftian Horror - hold the racism, please!

It is an undeniable fact that H.P. Lovecraft has had an huge influence on horror fiction and film today. It is also an undeniable fact - and an easily confirmable one by...

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Indigenous Authors for Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous Authors for Indigenous Peoples' Day

In the United States, the second Monday of October is officially observed as Columbus Day. However, some cities and states have begun to instead observe Indigenous Peoples' Day as a counter-celebration to acknowledge the fact that many indigenous peoples were already living in North America at...

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Cokie Roberts 1943-2019

Women in Journalism: Impact, Independence, Courage

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts passed away earlier this fall. She leaves a remarkable legacy of women's leadership in print, radio, and television newsrooms around the globe. The daughter of two United States Congressional Representatives from Louisiana, Cokie Roberts was legendary for her...

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New! Access to WSJ and WaPo Online with your MHL Card!

NEW! Wall Street Journal & Washington Post: Online Access from MHL

Online access to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post is now available through Memorial Hall Library.  Like our New York Times Direct Digital Access, each of these respected newspapers...

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ownvoices latinx books for tweens and teens

#ownvoices Latinx Books for Tweens and Teens

Some readers may be familiar with the term "own voices" or "#ownvoices" but some may not! The term, started on Twitter which explains the hashtag, was coined by YA author Corinne Duyvis in 2015, is meant to indicate books, "...

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