With both National Financial Literacy month and Tax Day falling in April, it's a good time to have your mind on your money. No matter what topic you're interested in – retirement, budgeting, investing – we have an eBook that covers it.
You should also read this post from Megan about the great databases and other resources you can use to track investments and manage your personal finances.
August continues the “Dog Days of Summer” and means that school is just around the corner. Before getting back into academics, why not check out a few interesting and entertaining graphic novels? Our eBook collection has a bunch, especially for middle grade readers. Peruse the examples below, or do and Advanced Search and select All Subject -> Comics and Graphic Books to see everything. You can also change the Interest Level to fit the age of your child (or yourself).
Spring is only a week away, but Spring Training has already started. With over 140 years of history, there are plenty of books about “America's Pastime.” Below are three great biographies of three great players, to help pass the time until Opening Day.
Pitching in a Pinch is Christy Mathewson's funny and fascinating memoir about baseball in the early twentieth century.
If you liked 42, learn more about Jackie Robinson from his autobiography, I Never Had it Made.
The Last Hero covers Hank Aaron's record breaking career on the field and his reemergence as a hero during baseball's Steroid Era.
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On my morning stroll around the block, I noticed several pumpkins decorating a neighbor's porch. It was a cool, grey morning and small, yellow leaves were already lining the road where I walked. It felt like Halloween was just around the corner. A few hours later the sun was up and the temperature was on it's way to the high 70s. But it's still October, so grab a pumpkin latte (or pumpkin beer) and learn how to cook, carve and cultivate your own perfect pumpkin.
Summer Library Club 2016 is on it's final lap and will be crossing the finish line on July 31st. Are you feeling the burn to get those last few activities and reading hours in? Knock out multiple activities by checking out one of these great sports titles through our eBook collection. Browse the rest of the “Sports & Recreations” titles under the eBook Nonfiction subjects.
Packing school lunches can be challenging. Trying to balance what you kids will eat, with what you want them to eat can be a tight rope walk. It also wouldn't hurt if most of the meal was quick and easy to prepare.
Check out these eBooks for recipes and ideas for taking your school lunch game to the next level.
You can read all of “The Bard's” works in many places online, including the Folger Shakespeare Library, which has an excellent, searchable collection. If you are looking for a slightly different take on Shakespeare, try one of these eBooks.
Reintroduce yourself to Shakespeare's most famous characters with Y is for Yorick, a witty picture book for adults.
How Shakespeare Changed Everything examines his influence on language and culture (and the starlings in Central Park).
The Shakespeare guide to Italy uses the 10 plays set in Italy as an itinerary, tracking down the exact locations of Juliette's balcony and other famous scenes.
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It's that time of year when the wind gives you chills and black cats seem to turn up right where you were trying to walk. To celebrate the spooky season, check out a book of spine-tingling ghost stories.