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The world of medicine is a fascinating place!

Writing and art have been intertwined since time immemorial, but even as separate disciplines, they are natural kindling for each other: whether a work of art is the creative jump-start for a novel, a research source or a structural element in the plot.

On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were found murdered in their Fall River home.

For 125 years, the question of whether or not Lizzie Borden "killed her parents with 40 whacks" has been the subject of a schoolyard chant, an opera, and numerous made-for-TV movies.

Melvil Dewey largely created library science and is known as the "Father of Modern Librarianship." Without the Dewey Decimal System, each library would have to create its own system at vast expense.

Whether it's a house, furniture, stone wall, puzzlebox or birdhouse, you can find how-to-books in our collection that will give you the fundamentals to start your project.

Your own stories, thoughts, and language are the stuff of writing.  Come and browse our "write stuff" display of books and get inspired to write those summer stories- of swimming, of stars, of travel, of gard

The sun, the sand, and the salty sea.  Summer is a great time to hit the beach whether for a day or a longer stay.  Take along a beach inspired read, an audiobook for the car ride there, or some tunes.    Eve

June 30th is Social Media Day!  #SMDay. With that in mind, why not check out a book on this ever-present phenomenon? According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 68% of American adults use Facebook!

Any time is a good time to celebrate but June has some special offerings. Weddings are big in June as are graduations. Anniversaries and birthdays abound. Of course, there is Father's Day and Flag Day but above all June is when we get to celebrate summer. So Celebrate!

Whether you are planning a trip or just dreaming of getting away, we have a book for you!