When you talk to people who do volunteer work in the community it's common to hear someone say, "I got into volunteering to help others, but it's ended up helping me as much as them!" Finding ways to give back to the community can add meaning to our lives and is often a great way to meet new people and learn new things. Read more about Give Back to Your Community as a Project READ Tutor
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The National Book Award Winners were announced last week. Actress Cynthia Nixon, who was the emcee for the Awards Ceremony, commented that great writing can be a window into others' lives, especially in this polarized and divisive political moment. She added that it can also be a "welcome escape into another world. Books matt Read more about National Book Award Winners 2017 - Books Matter!
Calling all musicians and home recordists! The Urbana Free Library is happy to announce new additions to the Music Equipment Collection: guitar effects pedals! These will be available for checkout next week, but you can place holds now!
Fall is always a big time for cookbooks, and for good reason. With sunset coming earlier and temperatures dropping, cozying up at home and cooking something hearty and warm sounds like the perfect evening. Two of the popular topics right now seem to be cookbooks focused on slow cookers and Instant Pots, and we have great new titles on both topics with lots of recipes and tips. Whether you are new to using these appliances or an old pro looking for new ideas, check out some of these new titles! Read more about Fall cookbook trends: Instant Pots and slow cooking!