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Join us for a documentary screening!

Come join us for a screening of Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence. This 25-minute public television special sheds light on ground-breaking women artists and their thousands of little-known works.
TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of sexual assault and rape in Artemisia Gentileschi's story.
This is part of Women's History Month @ the Library.

March of the Robots Pizza Party!

Did you participate in the drawing challenge, March of the Robots? If so, come show off your creations and eat pizza with other participants! If you shared your social media handle on our Google Doc, we'll include your postings in a slideshow!

There's still time to participate if you want to be a part of our pizza party! See to learn how! 🤖

Women's History Month

Come by and check out the books we have on amazing women throughout history, especially in art.

Keep an eye out for our "Women's History Month @ the Library" events this month, including a movie screening!

March of the Robots

Come learn about the drawing competition during March. Send your amazing robotic drawings to and we'll show them in a slideshow during our pizza party at the end of the month! Make sure to check out this webpage for more information:

Best Graphic Novels and Manga of 2018

Come check out our January display! We have all new graphic novels and manga that made the list as bestsellers in 2018!

Free eBooks through Biblioboard!!

Did you know? You have access to a ton of FREE eBooks through a service called Biblioboard. No login required. Just go to, choose "RAILS" library, and start reading today!

Artist of the Month

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an American expatriate artist and considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation".

He created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors.

Books in the library available for checkout:

Spring Library Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5:10 pm-7 pm

Tuesday & Thursday:  7:30 am - 7 pm

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Adbusters Magazine

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

ImagineFX Magazine

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