Infinite Country

“Infinite Country” is a family saga via immigration politics. Add in romance, YA thriller and Andean legends. Books like this allow us to question what we would do in situations we only read about. They encourage us to offer kindness and compassion in a harsh world. Above all, “Infinite Country” is a powerful reminder of the human stories behind the headlines. 

Genealogy Book List

The Local History and Genealogy Department at CLP-Main has an extensive collection of books on how to carry out family history research. This list highlights a few of the best books for beginning researchers.

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner, founder of the indie rock/dream pop band Japanese Breakfast, writes about her Korean heritage, the loss of her mother to cancer, and how she cultivated her identity in the face of so much loss.

The Power of Positive Human Interaction

Increasingly it seems we are living in a society that just keeps fracturing. Passionate and emotional disagreements over just about every aspect of life can be overwhelming. How can we start healing and bridging these divides? The following titles suggest the power of positive human interaction as a healing force we can all engage in.

Banned Books Week

Each year the Office of Intellectual Freedom, part of the American Library Association, provides information and publicizes events for Banned Books Week. An annual celebration of the freedom to read, each year’s observance features a list of the top ten most challenged books of the previous year.