New Books 6/18/18

What is a “beach read” anyway?  This ubiquitous term has been around since the ’90s and is often used to describe a book without a heavy theme, that is enjoyable and easy to read.  While it can be a thriller or a tearjerker, it should never require serious thinking.  And, of course, beach reads are… Continue Reading New Books 6/18/18

New Books 6/4/18

Lots of suspense, a little romance, some true tales of crime and of the horrors of slavery, and the current research being done on psychedelic drugs.  It’s all in here.   Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their… Continue Reading New Books 6/4/18

New Books 5/28/18

Everybody has a secret and in this week’s list, those secrets can have devastating consequences.  A secret crime, a secret past, or secret motives can ratchet up the tension in the hands of a skilled author.  If you prefer real life, a couple of the titles below reveal the secret life of stars.   Adjustment… Continue Reading New Books 5/28/18

How Do Our Gardens Grow?

The Miami Public Library is a proud partner in the Health Literacy Project, a cooperative partnership between the  Miami Public Library, Northeastern Tribal Health Systems, INTEGRIS Miami Hospital and Ottawa County Health Department.  The Health Literacy Project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from Library Services and Technology Act, a Federal… Continue Reading How Do Our Gardens Grow?