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Lavelle Miller

Lavelle Miller Sr. is a U.S. Army Veteran, gamer, podcaster, and mixed-martial artist. He currently works in the Adult Services Division at the Main Library where he strives to inspire and motivate patrons as well as fellow co-workers.

Latest Blog Posts

It's The Manager

Leadership starts from the top. It’s The Manager by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, uncovers the steps needed for long-term organizational success.


 “People fear what they don’t understand, hate what they can’t conquer
Guess it’s just the theory of man”  

Win at Spades: Basic and Intermediate Techniques

Learning how to play Spades is easy. But being good at it is an entirely different thing. In Win at Spades, Basic and Intermediate Techniques, you will learn terminology, how to bid, defend, and, most importantly, how to win.

We Own This City

We Own This City, written by former Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, (now an HBO limited series), is a true story covering the corruption inside the Baltimore Police Department. This book highlights the sad truth some police officers are willing to do to pad stats as well as their wallets. It also reveals the extreme measures some will go to prevent being charged with their crimes. 

501 Unarmed Self-Defense Skills

Self-defense is one of the most important skills I believe anyone should have. I like to say, “better to know but not need.” In 501 Unarmed Self-Defense Skills, Chris McNab gives you simple techniques you can use to ward off an attacker.

Breaking Blue Real Life Stories of Cops Falsely Accused

Sean “Sticks” Larkin (formally of Live PD fame) has written his first book Breaking Blue: Real Life Stories of Cops Falsely Accused. This book highlights his and other members of law enforcement’s experiences of being falsely accused.

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do

Are you wondering how to motivate employees to be their best self? Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do by Daniel M. Cable discuss why this is lacking in some organizations and how to create an environment that allows for creativity and increase productivity.  

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers

Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers is the long awaited return of Kendrick Lamar. This album discusses what he was dealing with during his absence and the growth that came along with it. 

Diversity in the Workplace

In the book Diversity in the Workplace, Bari A Williams, Esq. conducts a series of interviews discussing some of the diversity challenges that happen in the workplace. The goal of this book is to induce conversations about privilege, identity and bias.