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"Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept."

—Carl Lotus Becker (1873-1945) American historian


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  • Quick Picks: Looking for ideas on what to read / see / listen to next? Check out our twice-monthly selection of new and interesting items chosen by our staff. Subscribe via email or RSS to get fresh ideas every week.
  • Book Lists from CMCL: Books available at Cedar Mill libraries grouped by theme or genre.

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  • Research: Want to learn a new language? Need help with your homework? Getting ready for college or a new job? Find what you need here online 24/7.

More Ideas for What to Read Next


  • Check out WCCLS Good Reading site for subject-specific newsletters, featured Book of the Day via email or RSS and more!
  • Use NovelistPlus to find new authors, series lists and book reviews
    Try their Author Read Alike search
    (requires Washington County library card)
  • Book Club Kits: Check out a book club for you and your group, including reader's guides and more.
  • What's Next Database: Wonderful resource for series information -- a good alternative to Novelist if it's not available

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Check out our Book Club Kits designed for local book groups, OR

Take part in Owl Book Group. They meet once a month for a great book discussion. Newcomers always welcome! Current schedule