Chapter Chats

With a yellow screen over graphic novel cels, you see a young girl holding a suitcase with a cat around her ankles. Text reads: Turtle in Paradise, the beloved, bestselling, and Newbery-award winning story is now a graphic novel.

A Quick, Feel Good Read

by Monae R. Turtle in Paradise, originally a children’s book, was published as a lovely graphic novel last year. This story by Jennifer L. Holm works wonderfully for children and teens who may be having trouble reading fiction but find graphic novels and pictures easier to comprehend and follow.   The story follows an 11-year-old girl … Continue reading A Quick, Feel Good Read

Swatches of color in pale green, beige-pink, cranberry, orange read, and yellow are layered above the silhouette of a town. The swatches resolve to be faces laying horizontally.

Author Works with Naima Coster: What’s Mine and Yours – 2022 One Maryland One Book 

By Piyali C. Tue, October 4 | 7 – 8 pmHCLS Miller BranchRegister at this link.  The theme for One Maryland One Book this year was “new beginning.” As a member of the selection committee, I was assigned to read What’s Mine and Yours as a potential title. It took me a while to recognize … Continue reading Author Works with Naima Coster: What’s Mine and Yours – 2022 One Maryland One Book 

Join a Book Discussion Group

Books: They are one of the fundamental reasons for a public library – purchasing, lending, recommending, and discussing. After all, as much fun as reading is all by itself, sometimes there are books you NEED to talk about. HCLS staff facilitate a wide variety of groups that read and discuss all sorts of books – … Continue reading Join a Book Discussion Group


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