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New and Upcoming in November New and Upcoming in November

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New and upcoming adult fiction and nonfiction for November 2018
New and upcoming adult fiction and nonfiction for November 2018

Read Brave for School Age Read Brave for School Age

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Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, inter-generational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city. The 2019 Read Brave…
Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, inter-generational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city. The 2019 Read Brave…

Pitchfork's Story of Feminist Punk in... Pitchfork's Story of Feminist Punk in...

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We don't have all 33, but these will get you started.
We don't have all 33, but these will get you started.

Monstrous Fun - Frankenstein for Kids Monstrous Fun - Frankenstein for Kids

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“My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.” - The Creature, FrankensteinBuild up that fondness for reading with…
“My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.” - The Creature, FrankensteinBuild up that fondness for reading with…

Frankenstein Picks for Adults Frankenstein Picks for Adults

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Books about Mary Shelley and the making of Frankenstein for adults.
Books about Mary Shelley and the making of Frankenstein for adults.

Oh the horror! Oh the horror!

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What better way to celebrate Halloween then to scare yourself silly with these newer and popular teen horror and thriller reads.
What better way to celebrate Halloween then to scare yourself silly with these newer and popular teen horror and thriller reads.

A list for Franken-Teens A list for Franken-Teens

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Just some of the great Frankenstein books and adaptations for teens to celebrate the bicentennial of the original novel
Just some of the great Frankenstein books and adaptations for teens to celebrate the bicentennial of the original novel

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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Family, food and famous figures for the younger set.
Family, food and famous figures for the younger set.

New for October 2018 New for October 2018

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New and upcoming fiction and nonfiction.
New and upcoming fiction and nonfiction.

Beyond The Beatles Beyond The Beatles

recommended by SPPL_Joey
British Rock, Pop, and Folk from the 1960s-1980s without the Fab Four.
British Rock, Pop, and Folk from the 1960s-1980s without the Fab Four.

#MeToo #MeToo

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YA has featured this important topic long before the prevalence of the hashtag and is only becoming stronger as the movement grows
YA has featured this important topic long before the prevalence of the hashtag and is only becoming stronger as the movement grows

Documentaries About Music Documentaries About Music

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Something for almost everyone in this random selection of the first 99 titles that came to mind, which are probably the 99 greatest music…
Something for almost everyone in this random selection of the first 99 titles that came to mind, which are probably the 99 greatest music…

Sight & Sound's 50 Greatest Films Sight & Sound's 50 Greatest Films

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From 2012 "846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors have voted – and the 50-year reign of Kane is over..."
From 2012 "846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors have voted – and the 50-year reign of Kane is over..."

Korean Films Korean Films

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Some of my favorite Korean films- horror, neo-noir, thrillers, and emotional dramas.
Some of my favorite Korean films- horror, neo-noir, thrillers, and emotional dramas.

Ethnographic feature films Ethnographic feature films

recommended by SPPL_János
These movies bring to vivid life traditional cultures from around our wide, varied world.
These movies bring to vivid life traditional cultures from around our wide, varied world.

These Books Are Dangerous These Books Are Dangerous

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Just some of the books that have been frequently challenged and banned in school and public libraries.
Just some of the books that have been frequently challenged and banned in school and public libraries.
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