Book Lists

National Book Award Finalistst Are Out

This short list of finalists for the National Book Awards includes five titles each in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature. The finalists in Fiction and NonFiction are:


Are you going to talk like a pirate today?

Today, September 19th, is Talk Like A Pirate Day. You can spend the day talking like a pirate, or you can come to the library and find out about real pirates (I suppose there is no reason why you can't do both...).

Remembering 9/11

Here at MRRL, we have a number of non-fiction books (including the

RIP Neil Armstrong

We lost a great man over the weekend - astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away at the age of 82.

RIP Andy Griffith

In movies like A Face In The Crowd and in TV shows like the

Summer Reads

Good Housekeeping Magazine has picked the 11 best books to read this summer and we have most of them right here at your library! Check these books out for some great summer reading. The descriptions in parenthesis are from the Good Housekeeping site, the links go to our catalog.

Cooking with MRRL and Harvard

Harvard has just released a full course, offered in 2010, on science and cooking (the link goes to a YouTube playlist of all of the 2010 lectures).

Looking for a particular ebook at MRRL?

You might just be disappointed... Last week, another big publishing company (Penguin) decided to stop making their ebooks available to libraries - at all. There are now 5 major publishers who have made the decision to not allow library patrons to borrow their books in ebook format.

Oscars are coming!

The Oscar Awards are coming right up and as usual, many of the best movies of the year were adapted from excellent books. If you'd like to read some of the books that have inspired this year's movies, check these out: