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Celebrate Black History Month!

Come check out the fantastic collection we have for Black History Month. We have an array of writing from prominent black authors about everything from the Civil Rights Movement to "Bad Feminism".

Blind Date with a Book

Feeling lonely this Valentine's season? No longer! Come on a blind date with a book of your choosing. Our display has great books available, all of which you have to choose based on the keywords provided on their covering! No cheating, you can't pull the paper cover off of the book to reveal the true cover until the end. Come fall in love today!

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

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz (1949) is an American portrait photographer. Her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines.

She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery in 1991.

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

Irving Shapiro Library Blog

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