New Books 2/5/18

Minimalism is encouraged in books from this week’s selections – both in bringing less into your home and in getting rid of more.  Also included are spy thrillers set in the past, the present and the near future, stories of the things we do for the family members we love, advice on how we can… Continue Reading New Books 2/5/18

Keys to the Past

Genealogy librarian Barbara Becker will be offering her 11th annual series of workshops for those interested in genealogy.  These classes are for beginners and seasoned pros as well.  To learn more about these workshops, read the Miami NewsRecord article below.  To learn what will be covered in each workshop, click on the Keys to the… Continue Reading Keys to the Past

New Books 1/29/18

Fake news is in the news and two of this week’s books discuss how political operatives use it and what citizens should do to stop it.  In addition, two new biographies – a comprehensive portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder and an historical account of Edward Lansdale,  the CIA operative who proposed a much different approach… Continue Reading New Books 1/29/18

New Books 1/22/18

A book in the “didn’t-see-it-coming plot twist” category, another in the “organizing your home by a mass purge of your stuff” category, and a book to help you make 2018 the year you finally get your finances in order are all part of this week’s new books.  In addition there are books to help you… Continue Reading New Books 1/22/18

New Books 1/15/18

Lots of suspense and thrills by old favorites such as James Lee Burke, Jayne Ann Krentz, Robert Crais, and W.E.B. Griffin plus several that include characters that are forced to confront their past.  Maybe you would like to try your hand at writing your own bestseller after perusing Writers Market 2018 by Robert Lee Brewer.… Continue Reading New Books 1/15/18

Top Five Checkouts Lists for 2017

Ever wonder which books get checked out the most in a year?  Here are the Top 5 lists for the Miami Public Library.  These are the five books in each of seven categories that were checked out the most during 2017.  Have you read them? Fiction 1. The Whistler by John Grisham 2. The Fix… Continue Reading Top Five Checkouts Lists for 2017

New Books 1/8/18

If you are planning to do more healthy cooking this year, you might want to check out the How Not to Die Cookbook or the Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook.  If you are just wanting to eat out less, Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes just might be the ticket.  All three cookbooks are part of this week’s line up along with… Continue Reading New Books 1/8/18

New Books 1/1/18

What do you want to learn this year?  There are resources in this week’s new books to help with several areas from genealogy (learn tools for locating tombstones, learn how one man attempts to coordinate the biggest family tree in history), home decor (learn to decorate in retro style, learn how to organize with a… Continue Reading New Books 1/1/18

Need Help Preparing Your Taxes?

  Did you know you can file a free federal and up to three state returns if your income in 2017 was $66,000 or less? Have a QUESTION while you are preparing your return? IRS certified tax coaches can help. Contact information: By Phone: 855-698-9435 By E-Mail:  info@myfreetaxes.com IRS certified volunteers will be answering questions… Continue Reading Need Help Preparing Your Taxes?

New Books 12/18/17

When you see a book that has won an award, or several awards, you may wonder what that means.  There are several posts on this website that describe the various awards, who is responsible for selecting the winners, what the winners receive, etc.  Search Book Awards on our website to find them.  This week’s books… Continue Reading New Books 12/18/17