The staff of A.K. Smiley Public Library has gathered a list of our books and DVDs with which to "honor, remember, and inspire" in celebrating Black History Month. Most of the items are new, but a few … [Read More...] about Explore the Library in Celebration of Black History Month
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!
Calling all music fans! The New Book Section is brimming with selections featuring musicians in many genres, with more on the way. As the saying goes, there is something for everyone! Pop/Rock: … [Read More...] about They Hit the Right Note: New Books on Music for All Tastes
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
In celebration of Black History Month, I would like to share some new fiction titles written by Black contemporary authors that either highlight current social issues or show positive representation … [Read More...] about New Fiction by Contemporary Black Authors
For many years, the simple act of tending plants has brought a touch of joy into my life. Swirls of sweet peas climbing a trellis, fragrant rosemary plucked and ready to enrich a tomato sauce, a … [Read More...] about Get Growing!
The Redlands Adult Literacy Program recently published Our Stories, A Collection of Writings, Volume 3, which includes writings from adult learners enrolled in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program. … [Read More...] about Adult Literacy Learners Write About Their Pandemic Experiences in New Anthology
Some picture books are not just pictures, oh, no. Picture books can be full of beautiful, wonderful words, sprinkled together in an art form. Please check out these new picture books (with and without … [Read More...] about New Picture Books Develop the Imagination — With Words and Without!
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz A 9x13x2” baking dish is the only pan you’ll need to make every sweet recipe in Edd Kimber’s latest book, … [Read More...] about Start the Year Off Sweet with these Delectable Desserts!
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