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Latest News From The Library

Happy Halloween!

One day a year children pretend to be monsters, knock on our doors, threaten us, and we give out candy for their efforts.  Why?

The Great American Read

Are you looking for a great book to read?  Are you curious to know which books have made an impact on other readers across the country?  If so, you might want to visit PBS's The Great American Read website.

Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!  Read on to learn more about Mary Shelley and read-alike suggestions.

Summer Food and Fun

It is July, and high temperatures, backyard parties, beach trips and summer vacations have arrived.  If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, something to keep the children entertained, fun food for summer events, or great summer reads, MPHPL can help.  Please take a look at our recommendations below.

Happy Father's Day!

Father’s Day.  A day where we honor the Father Figures in our lives.  A day where we break out the grill, give neck ties and shop-vacs, and tell “dad-jokes”.

For example: “Why couldn't the bike stand up by itself? It was two tired!”

Nice one, Dad.

Happy Mother's Day!

Motherhood is arguably one of the most important jobs in the world.  Mother’s Day is a day specifically for our adoptive mothers, biological mothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, and anyone else serving as a mother figure.

Humor Month

April is National Humor Month, a great time to enjoy a book that makes you laugh.  Laughter improves our mood, but The Mayo Clinic, WebMD and other health sources say that it can be good for our mental and physical health as well.  Among other benefits, laughter helps to reduce stress, according to the Mayo Clinic article above, and who doesn't need that?

Women's History Month

Women's History Month celebrates the achievements of women, the history of the women's rights movement, and the diverse lives and experiences of women.  If you are looking for Women's History Month titles, or just simply a great book to read, you might want to take a look at the titles below.

Library Services for Seniors and the Homebound

Seniors are an important and growing part of our community and MPHPL is committed to meeting their unique needs.

Invasion of British Suspense Novelists

There has been a recent explosion of riveting, bestselling British suspense novels featuring women protagonists. Many of these novels are dark or gritty, and feature heroines who face significant personal challenges.

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Reader's Advisory: Let Us Help You Find Your Next Favorite Book

It can be a bittersweet moment when you finish your favorite book, especially if you are not sure what to read next. But it doesn't have to be! We can help you find your next favorite book in no time!

MPHPL Reviews ... "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

MPHPL Reviews ... "Retire Inspired" by Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan knows a thing or two about retirement – as an instructor in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and a member of the Ramsey Solutions team, he has counselled hundreds in their planning. 

MPHPL Reviews ... "The Road to Little Dribbling" by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson, an American writer who has spent most of his adult life in Britain, covers new ground in studying for the British citizenship test.

MPHPL Reviews ... "Keep Moving" by Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke has been pleasing audiences for the past 70 years and has no intentions of stopping. 

MPHPL Reviews ... "Swiped" by Adam Levin

How safe is your personally-identifiable information?  Have you done everything you can to protect yourself from identity theft?

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