The staff of A.K. Smiley Public Library has gathered a list from our collections of books and DVDs featuring Black history and culture themes with which to honor, remember, and inspire. Most of the … [Read More...] about Extensive list of books, DVDs, webinars, and databases exploring Black history and culture
Welcome to the Smiley Library Blog!Here you will find posts on Library news and relevant topics by staff across Smiley Library departments: Adult Services, Adult Literacy, Young Readers’ Room and Teen Underground, Heritage Room, Lincoln Memorial Shrine, Museum of Redlands, and more. Each week you will be treated to a new installment of the "What’s New at A.K. Smiley Public Library" column published in the Redlands Daily Facts newspaper. Written by our staff on a variety of newly acquired books by the Library, it is one of the longest-running columns currently published by the paper. Thank you for visiting, and please check back regularly!
Teens, do I even need to remind you that summer is right around the corner? Look around the corner. See summer waiting for you, eager to sizzle you in a boiling sweat bath? Luckily, for the next few … [Read More...] about Teens, beat the heat, and get started now on YA summer novels!
May is Mental Health Month. Now, more than ever, seems a good time to raise awareness about mental health. The A.K. Smiley Public Library’s new book section has many selections from different … [Read More...] about Taking care of our mental health: a reading list of New Book selections
What should you check out at A.K. Smiley Public Library when all of the books you want to read are already checked out? Well, lucky for you, I have a few book recommendations if you find yourself on … [Read More...] about On a waiting list for a book? Try these recommendations for an alternative
Welcome to the theater! You’re just in time for the previews. I see that you’ve got your popcorn and drinks. I’ll show you to your seats. New books celebrating the cinema are ready for circulation … [Read More...] about Lights! Camera! Action!
The Redlands Adult Literacy Program has named the classic story Charlotte’s Web, written by E. B. White, as its 2021 Community Read. Charlotte’s Web is a story that speaks to all generations with its … [Read More...] about Redlands Adult Literacy Program 2021 Community Read
Reading a fictional novel can help pass the time; take you to places near or far, real or imaginary. This week’s article is on chapter books for kids--let their imaginations run wild! You can find … [Read More...] about Imagine that(!)–with these new chapter books for kids
BOOKS FOR ADULTS: Silent spring / Carson, Rachel. Published 1962. A climate of crisis : America in the age of environmentalism / Allitt, Patrick. 2014. As the world burns : the new generation … [Read More...] about Commemorating Earth Day: a reading list for children, teens, and adults
“What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing … [Read More...] about Featuring favorite foods from around the world
This week we mark the one-year anniversary of the first lockdown due to COVID-19. While this lockdown has had different impacts for different people, nevertheless it has affected us all. To foster … [Read More...] about New perspectives on the pandemic
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates While 2020 may not have been a banner year … [Read More...] about Take a look at these fiction prizewinners of 2020
- Extensive list of books, DVDs, webinars, and databases exploring Black history and culture
- Calling all teen artists: Enter the Library’s Teen Underground Mural Contest!
- They Hit the Right Note: New Books on Music for All Tastes
- Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books and Resources
- New Fiction by Contemporary Black Authors
- Get Growing!