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Andrea Lynn (Lee Road) likes to read English and American classics, literary fiction, women’s fiction, and Golden Age detective novels, with occasional forays into sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and romance. Her favorite authors include Margaret Atwood, Anna Quindlen, and Connie Willis. Andrea is a Life Member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

Adult Summer Reading: One Week Left!

The Matchmakers are happy to welcome our Adult Summer Reading Coordinators, Jen Mihalik and Adam McConville, as our guest bloggers today! They write: It’s hard to believe summer is winding down already, but our Adult Summer Reading Program wraps on August 31. The good...

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Summer Reading: 5-Star Reviews

Summer Reading: 5-Star Reviews

Summer is flying by, and this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program is in full swing! Your neighbors have been earning raffle entries for reading books and attending programs, plus extra entries for submitting reviews of the books they read. It’s been delightful and...

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Historical Fiction: Ann Leary

Historical Fiction: Ann Leary

Have you ever read a historical fiction novel that deals with the eugenics movement in the U.S. in the early part of the twentieth century? No, and neither had I, not until I read Ann Leary's superb and suspenseful novel, The Foundling. The story is set in 1927 in...

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Speculative Fiction: Jessamine Chan and Jo Harkin

Speculative Fiction: Jessamine Chan and Jo Harkin

Speculative fiction or science fiction... these books could fall under both genres. Scientific advances drive the plots, but these are set in worlds that *almost* feel like contemporary society, and explore the possibilities of taking what we know just a little...

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New Fiction In Three Genres

New Fiction In Three Genres

Are you a reader who reads all kinds of different books? Because I'm a reader who reads all kinds of different books... and I've been reading a variety of genres in my new fiction choices this year. Here are three new novels, all with absolutely nothing in common,...

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Black History Month: New Af-Am Fiction

Black History Month: New Af-Am Fiction

As we celebrate Black History Month, here is a list of new titles in the Heights Libraries African-American Fiction collection. We want to lift these voices up and amplify these experiences. These new titles have been published over the past year. Yonder by Jabari...

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Andrea’s Best Books of 2021

Andrea’s Best Books of 2021

Happy New Year (somewhat belatedly, 2022 is already shaping up to be another strange year, right?) from the Matchmakers team! I like to read "Best of" book lists in January. Some of them make me feel like I'll never be book buddies with the listmakers. The New York...

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Workforce Development on DVD at Heights Libraries

Workforce Development on DVD at Heights Libraries

Want to brush up your communication skills for the workplace? Are you interested in mastering a new skill to impress your boss? Heights Libraries has Great Courses DVDs that show you how to bring your best self to work. Soft Skills and Communication: The Art of Debate...

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When Narnia Was New: Fiction

When Narnia Was New: Fiction

Are you looking for a heartwarming read for the cold season? Did you love reading the Narnia books when you were growing up? If your answer to either of these is "yes," then I have a wonderful suggestion for you. Patti Callahan's new novel, Once Upon A Wardrobe, is...

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