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 … [Read More...] about Celebrating Black Authors and Black Lives
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!
Ready, set, go… to A.K. Smiley Public Library for some adventurous memoirs to transport you away from the comforts (confinement?) of your home. Nature lovers, animal conservationists, space … [Read More...] about Adventurous Memoirs Await to Take You Away
I have a confession, I absolutely positively love Halloween. The crisp fall nights, the crunching of leaves being stepped on, the smell of candle wax burning inside a jack-o'-lantern, and the copious … [Read More...] about Get in the Halloween Spirit with Books, Movies, and Music! Enjoy Creative Foods and Decor
“I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking … [Read More...] about Born to Run
Generous donors and grantors have enabled the Redlands Adult Literacy Program to acquire a wide selection of literacy materials that are available for checkout by anyone in the community. These … [Read More...] about Redlands Community Invited to Use Adult Literacy Resources
The Library is open! The Young Readers’ Room and Underground Teen sections are excited to invite our patrons, young and old, back inside to browse, study and read! Here is a list of five non-fiction … [Read More...] about Voting and Coding and Spiders, Oh My!… Drive-thru Family Day is October 10th
“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 … [Read More...] about Your Right to Vote Was Earned by Struggle, and Isn’t Guaranteed
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 … [Read More...] about Honoring the Hispanic Heritage of Redlands
“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 … [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 … [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— … [Read More...] about Teens: Business First, Then Fun Mysteries!