BOOKS: 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 of … [Read More...] about Commemorating Earth Day: a reading list for children and adults
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!
Teens, we interrupt our regularly scheduled book recommending to bring you some exciting news. While A.K. Smiley Public Library has been closed to in-person visits, we’ve been busy behind the scenes … [Read More...] about Calling all teen artists: Enter the Library’s Teen Underground Mural Contest!
The staff of A.K. Smiley Public Library has gathered a list of our books and DVDs featuring Black history and culture themes with which to "honor, remember, and inspire." Most of the items are new, … [Read More...] about Explore the Library in celebration of Black history and culture using this extensive list of titles
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
“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
Calling all music fans! The New Book Section is brimming with selections featuring musicians in many genres, with more on the way. As the saying goes, there is something for everyone! Pop/Rock: … [Read More...] about They Hit the Right Note: New Books on Music for All Tastes
YA books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and experiences can sometimes be challenging to locate on the library shelves, but fear not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you should know: the titles in … [Read More...] about Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books and Resources
In celebration of Black History Month, I would like to share some new fiction titles written by Black contemporary authors that either highlight current social issues or show positive representation … [Read More...] about New Fiction by Contemporary Black Authors
For many years, the simple act of tending plants has brought a touch of joy into my life. Swirls of sweet peas climbing a trellis, fragrant rosemary plucked and ready to enrich a tomato sauce, a … [Read More...] about Get Growing!
- Explore the Library in celebration of Black history and culture using this extensive list of titles
- Commemorating Earth Day: a reading list for children and adults
- Calling all teen artists: Enter the Library’s Teen Underground Mural Contest!
- Adult Literacy Learners Write About Their Pandemic Experiences in New Anthology
- New Picture Books Develop the Imagination — With Words and Without!
- Start the Year Off Sweet with these Delectable Desserts!
- The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the ‘Good Trouble’ of the Civil Rights Era