On September 9, 1932, El Aguila premiered at the Redlands House of Neighborly Service. Featuring the talents of members of the city’s Mexican American community, the long-awaited stage production included beautiful costumes, a stringed orchestra, and … [Read More...] about Honoring the Hispanic Heritage of Redlands
Welcome to the Smiley Library Blog!Here you will find periodic posts on library news and relevant topics by staff across Smiley Library departments: Adult Services, Adult Literacy, Young Readers’ Room, 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!
We have received inquiries about the materials we have available in our collections by Black authors and/or on the topic of race relations. In the spirit of expanding public dialogue, the staff has put together the following partial list of titles in … [Read More...] about Celebrating Black Authors and Black Lives
“Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” -Susan B. Anthony The word ‘suffrage,’ which simply means 'the right to vote,' doesn’t sound like it fits its definition, does it? The term sounds like it could refer to a state of suffering. But … [Read More...] about Your Right to Vote Was Earned by Struggle, and Isn’t Guaranteed
“You want happy endings, read cookbooks.” Dean Young Carne asada tacos, carnitas burritos, Baja fish tacos, killer quesadillas, and mushroom asada bowls are a sampling of the 75 recipes contained in “Trejos Tacos” by actor and L.A. restaurateur … [Read More...] about Killer Quesadillas to Creamy Chocolate Pudding — So Many Recipes!
After almost six months, Smiley Library will be resuming in-person services on Wednesday, September 9. We’re excited to welcome our patrons back into the building, and we have taken many steps to keep everyone as safe as possible. The Library will … [Read More...] about Library to Resume In-Person Services September 9
Teens, think of this week’s article from A. K. Smiley Public Library as a mullet: a “business up front, party in the back” piece of writing. Read on to experience the world’s first—and probably last— literary version of a 1980s hairdo. Of course, … [Read More...] about Teens: Business First, Then Fun Mysteries!
The Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library will conduct a book sale beginning Sunday, August 30, and continuing through Wednesday, September 2. The sale will take place in the Contemporary Club located at 173 S. Eureka Street in Redlands, behind the … [Read More...] about Friends of the Library Book Sale is Back!
Take a literary ride with me, if you will, through some of our new books, which involve horses. Thoughts of the American West, for some, may conjure up images of cowboys and horses. I would like to bring to your attention some of our new books, which … [Read More...] about Take a Literary Ride into the American West
Since traveling is limited nowadays, I have found other ways to get away--with my imagination and the power of the written word. Here at A. K. Smiley Public Library we have a library full of new books that are ready to transport you to far off … [Read More...] about Travel Using Your Mind and a Good Story
Rock. Pop. Classical. Jazz. Rap. Country. Over forty brand new music biographies, histories, studies and appreciations have been added to our collection and are ready for check out. Take a look at the following selections and enjoy the wide-ranging … [Read More...] about Tons of Tuneful Titles
A.K. Smiley Public Library has partnered with the San Bernardino Area League of Women Voters to present a free online Zoom workshop about the 2020 U.S. Census. View online the recording of the workshop, shared on the Library’s Facebook page, which … [Read More...] about Online Workshop, “Every Voice Counts: Understanding the 2020 Census”
- Honoring the Hispanic Heritage of Redlands
- Celebrating Black Authors and Black Lives
- Adult Literacy Graduates Achieve Personal and Business Success
- Get into a Book Series from the Young Readers’ Room!
- Sweet, Scrumptious Summertime Staples
- Library Offers Curbside Service: Books to Go, and E-Library
- Access Free Streaming Video Service: Kanopy