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!
We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built. – Martin Luther King Jr. This week we observe the birthday and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … [Read More...] about The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the ‘Good Trouble’ of the Civil Rights Era
Although we were sorry to have to close our doors to the public once again to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Smiley Library still has plenty to offer thanks to our electronic library and … [Read More...] about Library Offers Sanitized Items through Curbside Service, Access to E-Library from any Computer or Device
Teens, it’s 2021! I’m not sure if this calls for exclamation points or just an extra-large sigh of relief, but either way, I’d like to start by flinging on you a fistful of the glittery hope that … [Read More...] about Teens and Tweens: Jump into the New Year with Confidence!
This year has been one many of us would like to forget. Even so, one good thing that has come out of it is that people are spending more time with family at home and outside. Being in the great … [Read More...] about Camping, RVing, Hiking — Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is rapidly approaching. With that in mind, the end of year is usually filled with 'best of lists,' so I want to share the top three books that I really … [Read More...] about A Few of the Year’s Best Reads
Technology has increasingly become a big part of our lives. This year certainly has seen a boost of virtual activity with online classes, Zoom meetings, webinars and remote gatherings. While many are … [Read More...] about Socializing while Social Distancing
The Family Literacy Program began one year ago at A.K. Smiley Public Library and what a year it has been for all of us! The California State Library provided funding for the Family Literacy Program … [Read More...] about Family Literacy Fosters the Wonders of Reading
As we look toward a holiday season that is both familiar and yet, by necessity, different this year, we are given the opportunity to look back and reflect upon seasons past. When many think about … [Read More...] about Contribute Family Memories to the Redlands Home Movie Preservation Project
“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