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Attention: All Bay County Library System branches will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023. All online and digital resources will continue to be available.

Independence day

Here’s a list of some of the best historical and/or patriotic books and movies available at your library that you can read/watch during this time when we commemorate our American Independence. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!




1776 David McCullough


Washington: A Life Ron Chernow


Book of Ages: the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin – Jill Lepore


Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation – Joseph J. Ellis


Rise to Rebellion – Jeff Shaara


Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow


The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family – Annette Gordon-Reed


Alex and Eliza – Melissa de la Cruz


First Family: Abigail and John – Joseph Ellis





The Patriot

Saving Private Ryan


Hidden Figures


Top Gun



Published by on June 30, 2022
Last Modified September 21, 2023