“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
Welcome to the 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), Friends of the Library Bookstore, 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.
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YA books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and experiences can sometimes be challenging to locate on the library shelves, but fear not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you should know: the titles in … [Read More...] about Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books and Resources
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 Extensive list of books, DVDs, webinars, databases exploring Black history and culture
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 Sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning June 15!
“A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day,” is a newly released book by children’s author Leah Henderson. The phrase, "a day for rememberin’"-- just about says it … [Read More...] about Memorial Day: honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Your A.K. Smiley Public Library card allows you to bring home more than just books. You can also check out a piece of Redlands culture and help support local artists. A.K. Smiley Public Library’s … [Read More...] about Take home local art from the Library!
Teens, do I even need to remind you that summer is right around the corner? Look around the corner. See summer waiting for you, eager to sizzle you in a boiling sweat bath? Luckily, for the next few … [Read More...] about Teens, beat the heat, and get started now on YA summer novels!
May is Mental Health Month. Now, more than ever, seems a good time to raise awareness about mental health. The A.K. Smiley Public Library’s new book section has many selections from different … [Read More...] about Taking care of our mental health: a reading list of New Book selections
What should you check out at A.K. Smiley Public Library when all of the books you want to read are already checked out? Well, lucky for you, I have a few book recommendations if you find yourself on … [Read More...] about On a waiting list for a book? Try these recommendations for an alternative
Welcome to the theater! You’re just in time for the previews. I see that you’ve got your popcorn and drinks. I’ll show you to your seats. New books celebrating the cinema are ready for circulation … [Read More...] about Lights! Camera! Action!
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 Redlands Adult Literacy Program 2021 Community Read
Reading a fictional novel can help pass the time; take you to places near or far, real or imaginary. This week’s article is on chapter books for kids--let their imaginations run wild! You can find … [Read More...] about Imagine that(!)–with these new chapter books for kids
- Plant power! Quick and easy vegetarian, vegan recipes
- Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books and Resources
- Extensive list of books, DVDs, webinars, databases exploring Black history and culture
- Commemorating Earth Day: a reading list for children, teens, and adults
- Featuring favorite foods from around the world
- New perspectives on the pandemic
- Take a look at these fiction prizewinners of 2020
- Calling all teen artists: Enter the Library’s Teen Underground Mural Contest!