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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!

The  Industrial  Revolution  took  place  over  more  than  a  century,  as  production  of  goods  moved  from  home  businesses to  machine-aided  production  in  factories.   This   revolution involved   major   changes   in   transportation,   manufacturing,   and   communications,   and tran

"Behind every great man, there's a great woman." Right? What if history was told through her eyes?

Check out these titles and learn about everyday heroes who pursue their dreams and passions to achieve success in many different aspects of life.  Especially remember our veterans in the month of May!

Like April showers that bring May Flowers, so “may” these books shower you with a new author to enjoy.

Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 but his works and influence are still celebrated today.

Whether you are reading on a sunny beach; after shoveling out the front steps; under a tree of falling leaves or while listening to the peepers, you can always find just the right book at the Amherst Town Library.

Contemporary authors have reimagined these classic stories by adding their own twist on well-known characters and plots. Try the classic and then try the retelling. Which do you prefer?