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!
“So what exactly is comfort food? It’s food that’s not just nourishing but it’s also emotionally satisfying.” Ina Garten Without a doubt, 2020 has been a stressful and emotionally unsettling … [Read More...] about Comfort Food Recipes We Need in 2020
Smiley Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new electronic resource. Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for students, job seekers, and veterans. Brainfuse … [Read More...] about Library Offers New E-Resource for Students, Job Seekers, and Veterans
Teens, with an intense national election just days away, I’m in the mood to talk about democracy. And not just about the facts you learn in American Gov. Let’s talk about the nitty gritty messy stuff. … [Read More...] about Hey Teens, Democracy Needs You – Get Ready to Vote!
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