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Get Ready for Valentine’s Day!

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Trying to get inspired for Valentine’s Day? Head over to the library! We have poetry about love, music about love, films about love, and even a book on sailor’s valentines. One of our favorite valentine books is Sailors’ Valentines by John Fondas. It not only includes fabulous photos of sailors’ valentines, but it also relates the origins of sailors’ valentines and includes a chapter on collecting sailors’ valentines.

Interested in writing a love letter? You can find in our collection Love Letters of Great Men and Love Letters of Great Women both edited by Ursula Doyle.

And we have lots of love poetry! How about Love Poetry Out Loud which includes “100 passionate poems to stir the heart” edited by Robert Alden Rubin? Or maybe you could try Ten Poems to Open Your Heart by Roger Housden. Or even You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Vélez, which includes poems on all kinds of love including poems of ecstasy, stability, monotony, uncertainty, misery, and clarity.

Needless to say we also have a great collection of love stories. What’s your favorite?

And don’t miss the spectacular exhibit of old-time Valentines outside of the teen room!

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