Are you in need of a new book to read? Well, lucky for you, our shelves are jam-packed with new books! Here are just a few new titles that are being released throughout the month of September. So, if … [Read More...] about Fall into a new book with A.K. Smiley Public Library!
Welcome to Smiley Library Blog!Glad to see you here! Please enjoy our variety of posts on Library news and relevant topics by staff across Smiley Library departments: Adult Services, Adult Literacy, Young Readers’ Room and Teen Underground, Special Collections (Heritage Room), Lincoln Memorial Shrine, Friends of the Library Bookstore, Museum of Redlands, Smiley Heritage Tours, 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.
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Photography is an expressive, creative, and enjoyably challenging way to capture a moment in time and I’ve always appreciated the process of striving for that perfect shot. Whether you’re using a … [Read More...] about Say Cheese!
Support from the Redlands community has helped the Redlands Adult Literacy Program provide one-to-one tutoring which helps adults learn to read and write in English. Adults seeking help with their … [Read More...] about Redlands Adult Literacy Program thrives with community support — tutor orientation September 16
Redlands Unified goes virtual for Smiley Heritage Tour Source: Redlands Community News The Redlands Unified School district has been sending fourth-grade students on the Smiley Heritage Tour … [Read More...] about Virtual tour of Redlands historical sites now available!
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 Explore Black history, culture: books, DVDs, webinars, databases, Juneteenth events
Who says picture books are just for kids, hmmm? Certainly nobody we know! Please feast your eyes on these picture book treasures on our New Book shelf! “Oh Look, a Cake!” by J.C. McKee is a … [Read More...] about Picture books (for all ages!) in the Young Reader’s Room
It’s August and time for refreshing iced drinks, cold salads, poolside fun, and air conditioning. It’s also time for our hard-working ovens to take a vacation. All the recipes mentioned in this … [Read More...] about Cool, crisp cocktail and culinary creations — survive the sizzling summer!
As of late, science fiction has been a bit more science fact. Technological advances are growing exponentially and turning possibility into actuality. Tomorrow is coming much quicker than we … [Read More...] about Science fiction — not so speculative fiction
Non-Fiction and Biographies Bravey : chasing dreams, befriending pain, and other big ideas / Pappas, Alexi, 2021. [Women runners -- United States -- Biography. Women Olympic athletes -- Greece … [Read More...] about Enjoying the 2020 Olympiad? Dive, jump, vault!- into Olympic stories of yesteryear: a list of our books, DVDs
Did you know that your A.K. Smiley Library card gives you access to databases, magazines, streaming movies, newspapers, and much more? Just go to our website, www.akspl.org, and click on eLibrary to … [Read More...] about Take advantage of the Library’s many electronic resources!
Teens, in the following article I will attempt to read your mind multiple times. Please proceed with caution if you wish to keep your thoughts private. The Dig Deeper Summer Reading Program at A.K. … [Read More...] about Teens, don’t read this… especially if you don’t want to win a prize by reading books!
- Fall into a new book with A.K. Smiley Public Library!
- Say Cheese!
- Redlands Adult Literacy Program thrives with community support — tutor orientation September 16
- Virtual tour of Redlands historical sites now available!
- Explore Black history, culture: books, DVDs, webinars, databases, Juneteenth events
- Intriguing new biographies, memoirs will keep you turning the page
- Looking for fireworks? Enjoy some newly released romance titles
- Compose yourself with Classical music
- Participate and win! Adult Summer Reading Program now underway through August 2
- Adult Literacy writing workshops initiated