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Check These Out: Cozy Mysteries for Pumpkin Season

Sept. 11, 2023 – Fall is here, and Pumpkin Spice season with it. To help you get in the mood for cozy season - we're talking sweaters and baked goods fresh from the oven - we've collected a list of fall themed cozy mysteries, many prominently featuring pumpkins.

National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy.

Check These Out: Humorous Graphic Novels

Aug. 28, 2023 – If you could use a laugh and enjoy funny, poignant, and clever stories told with lovely art, this book list is for you.

Materials Librarian Allison Zordell curated this list of humorous graphic novels available to borrow from the library.

Check These Out: School Stories for Young Readers

Aug. 10, 2023 – School is starting all too soon, so we collected recommendations for school stories from library staff. From magic schools to young love to school field trips gone wrong, this list has picture books, middle grade, and young adult recommendations.

Check These Out: Books About RAGBRAI and Beyond

As RAGBRAI rolls through Iowa on its 50th anniversary, pick up these books for stories from the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, learn a little more about the history of the towns and food that make the ride so special, and read tales from about bike lovers around the world.

Tom Pease Bringing his Music Back to Cedar Rapids

Children’s musician Tom Pease was busy one recent afternoon, tending to the maple syrup he was making in his Wisconsin kitchen. But he wasn’t too busy to talk about one of his true passions – making music, and joy, for generations of children.