Afrofuturism combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of black people and to interrogate and re-examine historical events.
Chapter book and graphic novel read-a-likes for children who love Star Wars. Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Have you ever wondered which plants butterflies like the most? Wanted to make pasta sauce from your very own tomatoes? What about starting your very own garden inside your house? There's a book that'll teach you just that!
Instant Pot cooking has quickly become a popular new way to prepare anything from chili to yogurt. Whether you've decided to purchase one or are still on the fence, we've got some great ideas for how to use your new appliance!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out these fiction and nonfiction YA titles that depict people coping with mental illnesses, and help reduce the stigma associated with these health issues.
Watch a movie, read a book, or listen to music that highlights the rich heritage of the Asian-Pacific cultures. Also, don't miss the live Indian Dance drama based on mathematical theories, Lilavati, being performed on Saturday, May 5th.
Foster a lifelong love of reading with books for young readers about the most magical, wonderful places in the world... libraries! And we're not just saying that because we work at one. ;-)
These short novels are less than 200 pages long and a great transition for beginning readers who are maturing out of leveled reader books. Recommended for children ages 5-8.
Looking for a magical story that's familiar, yet different? Check out these new takes on iconic fairy tales!
Principal Ballerina Misty Copeland, serves as the 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair. The theme for the 60th anniversary of National Library Week, which runs April 8 through April 14, is 'Libraries Transform: Libraries Lead' with the intention of "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time", "improving incomes and health", and "developing strong and happy family life." Join us in celebrating libraries and check out these books!
Have you ever wanted to be best friends with a celebrity? Women’s History Month is a great time to get to know these fierce and funny women in their own words. Enjoy these audiobooks read aloud by their authors!
March is Women's History Month, but if you're reading this in April, May or any other month, don't click away! It's always a good time to learn about the contributions that women have made to our world. Inspire girls and boys to dream, dare and make a difference with these books celebrating the accomplishments of women throughout history.
Ready for basketball's March Madness? Gearing up for the Major League Baseball all star game this summer? We've got lots of sports-themed novels at the library that will leave you ready for the big game all year round!
March is National Women's Herstory Month! Celebrate by checking out these powerful reads about powerful women!
We’re big fans of love stories here at the Alvin Sherman Library, and we’ve got the books to prove it! Indulge your romantic side with one of these steamy reads.