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Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalists

The 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence will be awarded this upcoming Sunday, January 23, at 4:30 PM. Established in 2012, the medals are awarded by the American Library Association and recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books published in the United States in the previous year. Pre...

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DMPL Podcast: How To Use Book Chat!

On the latest DMPL Podcast, Book Chat librarian Rebecca joins host Aaron Gernes and completes a Book Chat request for him! You'll find out what Book Chat is, how it works, and then hear an example of how librarians handpick titles for patrons using Book Chat as she picks out some books she thinks Aa...

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Tough Conversations: Talking With Your Kids About the News

On the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, we are rerunning this blog with resources for parents wondering how to talk to their children about what happened. It's hard to describe why such shocking violence occurred, and it can be difficult to discuss complicated topics like rac...

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Binge-then-Read: Hallmark Holidays

'Tis the season for cheesy holiday movies from Hallmark to Netflix to Apple TV and more! There are some wild titles out there from You, Me, & The Christmas Trees to The Santa Stakeout to A Royal Queens Christmas and more. In the spirit of the season we made a list of 25 of our favorite feel-good...

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The 2021 Hugo Award Nominees

The Hugo Awards get underway this week! The annual convention honors the best Science Fiction and Fantasy media of the year, covering everything from books to TV to movies and more. The awards are usually held in August, but are being held in December this year as part of DisCon III. We're coveri...

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DMPL Podcast: Best of 2021

On the latest episode of the DMPL Podcast, host Aaron is joined by Book Chat librarians Janeé and Steph to discuss their favorite books of 2021.  If you're interested in hearing more about our librarians' favorite books, be sure to take part in our Best of 2021 virtual program next Wednesday...

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The Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021/22

A comfy chair, a good book, and a hot cup of something - there may not be a better way to spend a chilly winter day. Thankfully, there's no shortage of great books coming out over the next few months. We've highlighted a few of those upcoming new releases below - be sure to get your holds in on thos...

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DMPL Podcast: Books About Grief

Today on the podcast, Annie Nelson, a Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of the Midwest, joins the podcast. With the holidays coming up, she recommends some books about grief and grieving to help us make sense of what can be a tough time of year for many people. Apple Podcasts/iTunes |&n...

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Binge-then-Read: Tiger King

When the pandemic started many of us hunkered down at home, and binge watched Tiger King. Season two is out now on Netflix, and we know exactly what we will be doing after work! Did Carol Baskin kill her husband? Will Joe Exotic be exonerated? What happened to all of the tigers from Joe Exotic's zoo...

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Find New Recipes by Checking Out eMagazines

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and time is running out for holiday cooking preparation. When you need immediate inspiration, check out our cooking eMagazine collection on the Libby app! With Thanksgiving and holiday editions hitting the virtual shelves, it’s the perfect time to pull these eMag...

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Introducing Simple Steps Activity Bags

There are things you can do everyday at home to implement the Simple Steps framework at home. Right now, stop any DMPL library branch to pick up a Simple Steps bag with an activity sheet, Play-Doh and more information on easy and important early literacy skills. These Simple Steps bags are perfect f...

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'The Promise,' by Damon Galgut, Wins 2021 Booker Prize

The Promise, by Damon Galgut, was named the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize in London this afternoon. His novel follows the life of three South African siblings reunited over the course of three decades by four different funerals, all while the turmoil of their nation reflects on their own lives. ...

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