By Cherise T. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2017, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City tells the story of our national rental housing crisis through the lens of the Milwaukee area. Matthew Desmond focuses on two landlords renting the lowest quality properties to eight impoverished residents and families struggling against … Continue reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond →
I think most of my colleagues would agree that suggesting books to our customers is one of the best parts of our job. The benefit is two-fold. First, we recognize a fellow bibliophile when someone comes to the desk and asks, “Can you suggest a good book?” The person offers us an opportunity to talk … Continue reading Let’s Talk Books! →
Review by Jean B. Biographies, especially those by Ron Chernow, can be a heavy lift – literally. At more than 900 pages, Chernow’s acclaimed 2017 book examining the life of Ulysses S. Grant can be exhausting to hold for more than 30 minutes of reading. So now is a perfect time to tackle this large … Continue reading Grant by Ron Chernow →
Reviews by Laci R. Welcome back! It may be July but I’m still thrilled to share some more of my favorite LGBTQ+ picture books with you. Please be sure to check out Part One of my suggestions so you can enjoy the full list. Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack is a modern fairy tale about a strong and brave maiden … Continue reading Rainbow Reads for Children, Part Two →
Review by Cherise T. Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done But just you wait, just you wait… If this stanza makes your heart beat faster or maybe even brings tears to your eyes, then Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, is the book … Continue reading Everything Hamilton →
Welcome back to the Library! We are so happy to be able to lend physical items to you again. Our electronic resources have been invaluable during our collective quarantine and our statistics show it, but we know you are interested in our tangible items, too. You can now return the materials you have had since … Continue reading Contactless Pickup Begins Today! →
Reviews by Sarah C. Looking for some excellent teen fiction featuring LGBTQ+ main characters and/or written by LGBTQ+ authors and illustrators? Look no further! We have you covered with different books from various genres, as well as our Rainbow Reads teen reading list from 2019. Many of the authors listed below have other titles, too. So if … Continue reading Teens Read the Rainbow →
HCLS is pleased to launch a new online calendar that provides an easy-to-use, snapshot view of all of our upcoming classes and events. The calendar can be accessed here, or by going to hclibrary.org and clicking on “Classes & Events.” This user-friendly and easy-to-navigate tool allows customers to search and register for classes and events … Continue reading New Online Calendar! →
By Laci R. June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and it’s a time to celebrate all the beautiful identities and colors of the rainbow. Luckily, many vibrant books and stories can help you do so. Representation is incredibly important. Aside from the sheer joy and pleasure of getting to see yourself in books and stories, it promotes inclusivity and begins vital conversations with the children in your life about the history of the LGBTQ+ community and … Continue reading Rainbow Reads for Children, Part One →
By Laci R. Racism isn’t a new issue. However, it is one that people all over the world have recently come together in order to take a stance against. How do you bring the conversation into your own home? Were you ever directly told about racism, yourself? I’d like to share some vital information: “As … Continue reading Discussing Racism with Children →
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