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9 Books to Help With Your New Year's Resolutions

9 Books NYR

Eleven days into the New Year, it’s time to take a look at your resolutions. Life has picked up to its normal pace. Perhaps the focus on your resolutions has started to slip to the wayside. Thankfully, the library is here to help. We’ve found books in our collection related to common resolutions, as well as some that will help you stay motivated as you work through your resolutions and make yourself a better person. You'll discover perseverance in these pages.

Ask the Staff: New Year's Reading Resolutions


It's the best time of the year - the time where we all look at our To Be Read list and say "Yes, I will finish that large pile of books this year." Perhaps you want to read new genres, finish a series, or read a certain number of books. Maybe you're even taking part in the DMPL Reading Challenge (you can still sign up!). Some of our staff shared what their resolutions are this year, and we've posted their responses below. Let us know what your goals are.

Manga Takes Center Stage with a New Mural

Forest Avenue Library Mural, center view.

A new mural is spicing up the Forest Avenue Library. A manga-inspired piece by local artist Bill Barnes is now covering the library’s back wall. We sat down with Jen Thomas, a library assistant at Forest, to talk about the project. Jenn is a manga enthusiast and was the point person at the library for this project. (Don't worry, you can read this blog post from left-to-right). 

8 Must-Read Books Coming Out in January

New Releases

Happy New Year! With the calendar flipping to 2019, there's a new opportunity to find "the best book I read this year." These eight books are just some of the great books the industry is buzzing about right now. Whether you're looking for a mystical fantasy, a page-turning thriller, or a real-life tale of heroism, you'll find something coming out this month that will whet your whistle. You can also sign up for our books email newsletter.

7 Days, 7 Events at Your DMPL (12/31-01/06)

Free Flicks: Lego Movie-A-Thon

Hello! Celebrate the New Year at the library this year. All branches will be closed tomorrow, January 1, to celebrate the New Year. We will reopen as scheduled on Wednesday, January 2.  This week, we have movies, crafts, and games to keep you busy! Storytimes are back on as scheduled, except for at Central, where the storytime break continues until next Monday, January 7.

Rosie's Corner: January 2019


We hope the holidays are treating you well! Whether you're reading this from your computer at work, on your phone in the car, or on your laptop on the couch at home, we know your mind may be starting to wander to the new year. We have lots of great things coming up in January, including programs, events, and lots of new books. Check out what we're featuring below, and don't forget to look at our full events calendar.

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