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Celebrate Earth Day by reading about nature

Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Science at your fingertips

On last year’s Earth Day, the Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China and many other countries from around the world. These countries signed this treaty agreeing to take steps to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Growing up Whittaker’

In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Hailed as a hero back home, his adventures affected every element of his life. In My Old Man and the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Books for Women’s History Month

Far too often, the contributions women have made to society go unnoticed. Women’s History Month was established in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter, who said “the achievements, leadership, courage,...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Protest books help us examine our values

Edward Abbey once said,“sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” Protesting is an action that anyone can take. It is a way to make this will of the people heard when those in power take...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Books for Black History Month

Black History Month was established in 1976 to encourage people to learn about a part of American history that is often neglected by the general public. Gerald Ford urged Americans “to seize the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

The Unsettlers explores simpler living

The quest for the simple life is one that has been undertaken by many throughout America’s history. However, in the age of consumption and global warming, we can see that the traditional ways that...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Launch your reading out of this galaxy

When the winters get cold and the snow piles up in the mountains, we sometimes need to escape the cabin fever with a trip to another galaxy. This year’s Intergalactic Snowdown aims to take us to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Dirtbags’ author graduates with new book

How do you nest when you largely live on the road? Luke Mehall, author of Great American Dirtbags and American Climber, has released a new book about the trials of growing up a dirtbag. Revisiting...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Books to help you in the new year

The new year is often a time for reflection and goal-setting, and toward the end of December, many new books are released that instruct people how to “be a better you.” These books often teach you...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Hot reads for those cold days and nights

With cold weather blowing in, and thoughts of snow coming our way, it can get a little chilly in our reading lives. The snow piles up, and the cabin fever sets in. When you get tired of the winter...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Delivering Dreams charming

When you are a child, your world is often constrained to home, school and the places you read about in books. A book or a letter becomes an invitation to explore the outside world, a chance to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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