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!
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A.K. Smiley Public Library is open and the New Book Section is well-stocked and waiting for you. There are several memoirs and biographies about both famous and unknown individuals. Here are a few … [Read More...] about Intriguing new biographies, memoirs will keep you turning the page
The grand prize is a $100 shopping spree at Gerrards Market in Redlands! All you have to do is read and review books that you have checked out from A.K. Smiley Public Library and enter to win gift … [Read More...] about Participate and win! Adult Summer Reading Program now underway through August 2
Our Summer Reading Program, “Dig Deeper…Read, Discover and Investigate,” will begin on Tuesday, June 15! Come to the Library on Tuesday or anytime thereafter to sign up to participate in the reading … [Read More...] about Kids and teens! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning June 15!
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
The Redlands Adult Literacy Program has named the classic story Charlotte’s Web, written by E. B. White, as its 2021 Community Read. Charlotte’s Web is a story that speaks to all generations with its … [Read More...] about Join the Redlands Adult Literacy Program 2021 Community Read, ongoing through August
The long hot summer nights are upon us and what better way to fill those never-ending steamy evenings than with hot summer reads. A.K. Smiley Public Library is here to fulfill those balmy night needs … [Read More...] about Looking for fireworks? Enjoy some newly released romance titles
Smiley Library was fortunate to recently add a great selection of music books representing diverse genres to our circulating collection. Jazz enthusiasts enjoyed “Straighten Up and Fly Right: the Life … [Read More...] about Compose yourself with Classical music
Written communication is an important skill in today’s world. To meet this important literacy need, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program has initiated a series of writing workshops to help adult … [Read More...] about Adult Literacy writing workshops initiated
From its very founding, the United States had a precarious relationship with freedom. While the Declaration of Independence clearly stated that “all men are created equal,” the actual practice of … [Read More...] about Juneteenth, the celebration of emancipation from slavery, now recognized as a federal holiday
“So, if I’m cooking, I’ll be steaming vegetables, making some nice salad, that kind of stuff.” - Paul McCartney Open-Faced Pesto Melts, Easy Cheesy Lasagna, Pinto Bean Tostadas, Rice and Lentil … [Read More...] about Plant power! Quick and easy vegetarian, vegan recipes
- Teens, don’t read this… especially if you don’t want to win a prize by reading books!
- Intriguing new biographies, memoirs will keep you turning the page
- Participate and win! Adult Summer Reading Program now underway through August 2
- Kids and teens! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning June 15!
- Explore Black history, culture: books, DVDs, webinars, databases, Juneteenth events
- Join the Redlands Adult Literacy Program 2021 Community Read, ongoing through August
- Memorial Day: honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice
- Take home local art from the Library!
- Teens, beat the heat, and get started now on YA summer novels!
- Taking care of our mental health: a reading list of New Book selections
- On a waiting list for a book? Try these recommendations for an alternative