Netflix’s adaptation of Julia Quinn’s historical romance series centered on the Bridgerton Family is a smashing success. It is now considered Netflix’s biggest series of all time! I don’t think this is a surprise – the romance novel industry is a multi-million dollar sector of publishing, and the coupling of a romance novel powerhouse like Julia Quinn and the TV drama expertise of Shonda Rimes was sure to be a hit.
Genre Book Lists for Youth
Anyone who has ever helped, or tried to help, a young person find a book they enjoy knows how tough it is. The tween (pre-teen) and teen audiences are particularly tough customers. They either seem to have incredibly specific interests or they have no idea what they like. It’s always a game of twenty questions. One very important question to know the answer to before embarking on this literary quest is this: are you looking for Middle Grade or Young Adult (YA) fiction? Many people think this is one in the same, but they cater to very different audiences. This distinction reflects reading level, world view, thematic interests (the theme of the book), and the maturity of the readers. Please note that this does not always transfer to Accelerated Reader (A.R.) points. A.R. does not take the maturity of themes into account.
2021 is mostly still unknown. What we do know is that this future year will be what we choose to make of it. And while we don't know all of what lies ahead of us, we have the advantage of seeing what has come before. The success and pitfalls of the past can give us the greatest insight on how to enrich our lives. February is the perfect month to take the time and look back on some of the most influential and inspiring people and ideas. Black history month allows all of us to recognize, understand, and appreciate the contributions of African-Americans over the decades. We here at your local library recommend some outstanding choices for you and your family to check out and read.
Whether you are in the mood for a romantic comedy or just looking for a new release from a best selling author, we have some books for you.
Modern Christmas Cheer
2020 has been a difficult year in a lot of respects, but if there is something to celebrate, it's the books that came out. Our well-read HMCPL staff has put together a list of their best-loved books published in 2020. As the year draws to a close we hope you can take time to discover some new favorites for yourself.
In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, we have compiled a book list that is a mix of fiction and non-fiction spanning all age ranges. To learn more history of our country's indigenous people, click here to check out the National Archives website.
Click on the book cover images below to access our catalog. This book list was compiled by URead Readers Advisory Department.
10 Movies from HMCPL Not Streaming for Free
While a good number of films are available via streaming, not all films are available and of the titles available, not all of them are offered for free. If you don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime or Netflix, or any of the other services, it doesn’t matter what is offered.