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January: Neat Stuff For U

Cat in Space

Hello, are you ready to welcome 2017! I think we could all use a fresh start, don’t you? And the library is just full of things to help us. Let’s take a stroll along the ol’ bookshelf and see what jumps out.

 

 

 

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The New Guard: A Playlist for 2017

Sometimes you just have to try new things. That's a tall order for a classical music aficionado, but our expert Breck is setting a great example for the rest of us in 2017.

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Metro's Most Popular Titles of 2016

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Who doesn't love a Top 10 list at year's end? Here are the Top 10 print and digital titles you checked out this year, the Top 10 songs you downloaded using Freegal, and the Top 10 magazines you read using Zinio.

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She Was Our Only Hope: Carrie Fisher in Memoriam

Carrie Fisher

Just leave us be, 2016 - you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf-herder!

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Father Figures: How George Michael and Others Redefined Masculinity

George Michael

2016 just had to take one more jab at pop music on Christmas Day. Librarian Kassy remembers George Michael and puts him in good company with other fallen musical heroes on their way to Valhalla.

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Fairytale Holiday (Not Really)

Santas

December's not all a winter wonderland for Circ Clerk Reagan. She's got some great reads for the last week of the year.

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Free Downloads from Metro Library!

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Got new tech? If so, learn how to use it to enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music from Metro Library!

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Joyeux Noël

The Christmas Truce

History blogger Chris looks at the fact and legend behind holiday traditions in this month's history post.

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The Best Fantasy Books of 2016

It’s the end of the year so “Best of” lists are running rampant on the internet. I’m normally the type of person to buck the trend, but I think this one is actually useful. I figured this would be a good opportunity to highlight some of the best Fantasy books that have come out within the last year that some people might have missed out on.

Here are a few of the best of the best:

 

 

 

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A Geek's Gotta Eat

Whether you put a bird on it or pair it with a nice Chianti, Kassy's cookbook selections will provide the perfect dish to make your holiday party sparkle.

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