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In honor of her 310th birthday today, let''s shine a spotlight on Hannah Glasse, author of one of the most popular cookbooks of the 18th Century, The Art of Cookery.

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We've selected some of our favorite #Pulitzer prize winners, both for Fiction and Non Fiction.

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In this week's Redwood Blog staff member Brandon Aglio and Special Collections intern Gunnar Rice report on their findings from our local newspaper collecctions.

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Everyone loves a great mystery; here at Redwood Library, there is no exception. As we anxiously await for Spring to come and take away our winter blues, let's curl up with a new and exciting mystery. Perhaps one of the classic writers will suit your fancy? We have plenty of those as well! Come down to Redwood and celebrate Mystery March with us.

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This reading list will celebrate something that should be admired and discussed daily; Women's History. Our world is full of leading ladies, from the beginning of time to today. Their history deserves to be read and enjoyed as anyone else's. This reading list crosses a broad spectrum of leading ladies, from one of the most well known names, to a simple woman who kept a diary in the early years of American colonization. Please celebrate Women's History Month by reading up on one of these leading ladies.

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On February 22nd, The Artillery Company of Newport will march to the Redwood Library to celebrate the 286th birthday of George Washington. In honor of his birthday, this reading list will focus on him, with a bonus book of course on the Artillery Company as well. Washington carries many titles with his name; General, Founding Father, President, Family Man, Surveyor, Slave Owner. What did these titles mean, and what makes George Washington so interesting, so important in our lives.

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In honor of Black History Month, Michelle Farias, our Special Collections Assistant and Archivist, has curated a reading list to learn from and enjoy. These books highlight different figures in Black History, and their impact on the world.

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With cold winds of February keeping us inside, lets take a trip around the world through the books of this reading list. These books feature locations around the world with a twist... Rather than focus on the background of the location, or simple history of the area, these tales will feature the city or country in the title, and will take place in these different locations. You will be taken to far off places without having to leave your seat!

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With winter upons, we can certainly get the blues. The snow, the wind and the temperatures can keep us frigid. To combat the winter doldrums, lets warm our minds with tales of Outlaws, of lawlessness, and rugged cowboys. Lets look to the wild west and the blazing sun that shines upon it to heat up the day, From Zane Grey's classic tales, to Clint Eastwood's appearance on the big screen, tales of the wild west vividly take us to a romantic time in American history. These books and integral films will take us back to a period when the west was won, or sometimes lost; a time when the six shooter was the law.

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As we enter 2018, we will see many books; from new bestsellers to older classics adapted into films. This reading list will give you a heads up as to which books to check out before you see their film counterparts. In the end, which will be told better, the book version, or the film version? You be the judge!

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