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Summer Reading was a Smashing Success

We put 17,000 books into the hands of Washington County kids – up 70 percent from last year. Books in five languages were distributed at 62 sites across the county.

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  • Exercised

    For adults

    If exercise is healthy (so good for you!), why do many people dislike or avoid it? These engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising—not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing.

    Cover image of Exercised by Daniel Lieberman
  • Healthy Cooking for Beginners

    For eco-conscious teens

    Learn how to cook in a healthy and environmentally friendly way.

    Cover image of the Green Teen Cookbook
  • Resetting the Table

    For adults

    A bold, science-based corrective to the groundswell of misinformation about food and how it's produced. Examining in detail local and organic food, food companies, nutrition labeling, ethical treatment of animals, environmental impact, and every other aspect from farm to table.

    Cover image of Resetting the Table by Robert Paarlberg
  • Crafting Calm

    For adults to do with elementary students

    Help your child explore their emotions, practice mindfulness, and build self-esteem while doing crafts, activities, and exercises together.

    Cover image of Crafting Calm by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Upcoming Event

Weekly Knit-in (bilingual English/Spanish)

Cornelius Public Library: Do you love to knit, crochet, or embroider? Would you like to learn?

Join us online! You can learn from professional, friendly knitters or just chat and share!

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