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Celebrating Black History Month

By Anne Jorgensen
February 9, 2021

Bentley Library is proud to celebrate Black History Month!  This month, we are highlighting books, audiobooks, and films that honor Black Voices and Black Stories. Whether ebooks or print books, streaming films or DVDs, or digital audiobooks or CDs we have the resources to help inspire and educate you.

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Online Display: Best Books of 2020

By Lisa Curtin
February 4, 2021

We're celebrating the best of 2020 - best books, that is! This year's display features more than 190 titles that appeared on 17 year-end best books lists.* Visit the Best Books of 2020 display website to browse by category (fiction or nonfiction) and format (print or electronic). From the display website you can view a book's current availability and/or place holds.

Curious to know about the "best of the best"? There were 20 books that appeared on five or more lists:

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Frighteningly Good Reads

By Kimberly Morin
October 15, 2020

The Bentley Library staff created an online display that is full of chills and thrills. Including both downloadable audiobooks & ebooks, this selection helps you celebrate all things spooky.

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Try Something New! Checkout our Cookbooks

By Kimberly Morin
July 29, 2020

Ready to try something new on your menu? We have got you covered with an online display of cookbooks for you to devour.

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Familiar Tales

By Kimberly Morin
May 19, 2020

June is Audiobook Month. It is a time to celebrate the spoken tale. Give your weary screen focused eyes a break and sit back and relax while someone reads to you for a change.

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On Display: Democracy 101: American Elections and How They Work

By Katie Leahy
February 18, 2020

Welcome to primary season!  

While Election Day isn’t until November 3rd, the election process starts much earlier. On February 3rd, the first of the party primary elections and caucuses kicked off in Iowa. Other states will be holding their party primaries throughout the spring. Massachusetts primary voters will be heading to the polls on Super Tuesday – March 3rd.  

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On Display: Best Books of 2019

By Lisa Curtin
January 3, 2020

If you've made a resolution to read more in 2020, our 11th annual Best Books display is a great place to start! We've consulted 19 book review sources* to create a display of the top books and audiobooks published last year. With more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from, we're sure you'll find something to enjoy.

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On Display - The Immigrant Experience: In Their Own Words

By Jaimie Fritz
November 4, 2019
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With roughly 200 countries across our globe, it’s no wonder that immigration plays a huge role in many people’s lives. Some choose to move to a different country for a change of pace or a new set of opportunities. For others, their moves are the result of global conflict, persecution, and other serious personal concerns. ...

On Display: Climate Change - Issues and Solutions

By Macee Damon
September 24, 2019

"Human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels, with a likely range of 0.8°C to 1.2°C. Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate." Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2018)

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On Display: New & Notable Nonfiction

By Kimberly Morin
August 5, 2019

Need an idea for a research paper? Just want the latest on a topic? Here is the display for you.

These books were chosen by our reference librarians to showcase titles that may have escaped your notice when they were originally added to the shelves. You will recognize some of these titles and authors from the bestseller lists, while others were chosen based on recommendations from professional and scholarly review sources or are on topics currently in the news.

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