Laughter has been shown to have health benefits such as releasing serotonin and endorphins, decreasing stress and boosting the immune system. A hearty laugh can make us feel more positive and … [Read More...] about Laugh lines
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Welcome to 2022! New Year’s is a time for appreciating the past and looking forward to the future. This year, my resolution is to begin the year by reading the six novels on the 2021 Booker Prize … [Read More...] about Start the year enjoying novels from the 2021 Booker Prize short list
Can you believe 2021 is over? I am so excited to start a fresh, New Year as well as gearing up to read some amazing, new books! Please consider these titles to begin your New Year with the subject … [Read More...] about Hey kids (and everyone!), let’s have a one of a ‘kind’ 2022!
The staff of A.K. Smiley Public Library has gathered a list from our collections of books and DVDs featuring Black history and cultural themes with which to honor, remember, and inspire. Most of the … [Read More...] about Explore Black history, culture: books, DVDs, webinars, databases, Juneteenth
In June of 2018, the world was shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Anthony Bourdain. For those interested in learning more about him, be sure to check out these two books. As Tony Bourdain’s … [Read More...] about Glimpses into the worlds of those who feed us
The year is quickly coming to a close and with the New Year comes a chance to revitalize and learn about our outdoor spaces. Take a look at these reads to find new ways to establish some new methods … [Read More...] about Nature books for the new year
The California State Library has generously made use of State COVID-19 funding to supply A.K. Smiley Public Library with six new electronic resources to help with job hunting and skill … [Read More...] about New electronic resources for job seekers and others
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November with some of the new Smiley Library titles listed below. As a reminder, we continue to offer Books to Go: select a title, place it on hold, and … [Read More...] about Native American heritage: new books, periodicals, online resources
Alarm bells are sounded daily concerning our environment: we are bombarded with disturbing news topics such as climate change bringing about hotter temperatures and 'extreme heat events;' increased … [Read More...] about Nurturing nature: finding our own, unique ways to help restore the environment
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National … [Read More...] about Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, a reading list
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!
Teens, is it just me or do you feel like food is everywhere at this time of year? Like, right after I swallow my last slice of pumpkin pie, somebody’s showering me with gingerbread and gelt. Perhaps I … [Read More...] about These tempting tales are tasty treats for teens!
A.K. Smiley Public Library has a wide variety of new books about famous and infamous personalities with more coming in every week. Aside from the many selections on musicians, actors, and sports … [Read More...] about So many new biographies!
For the past five years or so, I have been reading holiday-themed books to help put me in the mood for the upcoming holiday season. There is something about reading those delightful books that make me … [Read More...] about Stories to help bring on the holiday cheer!
- Native American heritage: new books, periodicals, online resources
- Nurturing nature: finding our own, unique ways to help restore the environment
- Laugh lines
- Start the year enjoying novels from the 2021 Booker Prize short list
- Hey kids (and everyone!), let’s have a one of a ‘kind’ 2022!
- Explore Black history, culture: books, DVDs, webinars, databases, Juneteenth
- Glimpses into the worlds of those who feed us
- Nature books for the new year
- New electronic resources for job seekers and others
- Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, a reading list
- Virtual tour of Redlands historical sites now available!
- Crafting for the holidays
- Adult learners share their stories in 2021 Adult Literacy anthology
- Happy Halloweeeen!… Some goosebumps-giving tales for young readers!