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Every Saturday morning, as the New York Times lands with a thwack on my porch, I race toward the front door in such a hurry you’d think the neighborhood squirrels were notorious for filching… continue reading The Type of Reader I Wish I Was...

By written by Alix G.    July 2, 2018   

Some of the most fun manga produced and imported in the past few years have featured LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines. Here are some of the most popular (and most checked out) titles… continue reading LGBTQIA+ Manga: Read with Pride!

By written by Rachel F.    June 27, 2018   

You know how they say that there is no one specific LGBTQ+ story? In the world of comics and graphic novels with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, are "they" ever right! Its been a… continue reading LGBTQ+ Comics: Read with Pride!

By written by Rachel F.    June 20, 2018    1

Did you know that the United Nations has declared June 20 to be  World Refugee Day ? There are all kinds of reasons that someone might leave their country – new job opportunities,… continue reading Books to Inspire Empathy on World Refugee Day

By written by Rachel F.    June 14, 2018   

Lamb — yes, lamb! That’s the start of the popular 19th century nursery rhyme about a girl named Mary and her faithful little lamb... It’s a rhyme, it’s a song (by Paul… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mary Had a Little...

By written by Monica C.    June 11, 2018   

Nonconforming picture books challenge stereotypes: in these books, boys and girls act and behave in a way that feels right to them rather than by conforming to expectations or conventional… continue reading Free Library of Pride | Gender Nonconforming Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2018   

June’s selections are an eclectic mix of kids and pet problems, a Muslim Arab-American teenager navigating cultural and personal relationships, a family attempting to survive a home invasion… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Paul A.    May 31, 2018   

We’ve all been there... Days when something goes wrong and we feel down in the dumps or maybe it someone else is having a hard time. When someone we care for is having a bad day, how can we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Rabbit Listened

By written by Monica C.    May 21, 2018   

Games? We love games! Board games , video games , card games , fantasy role playing games —we'll probably play hundreds of different games throughout our lifetime, but what about… continue reading Get Your Game On with These Video Game-influenced Graphic Novels!

By written by Rachel F.    May 9, 2018    1

It’s almost Mother’s Day and for those of us lucky to still have our moms in our lives, or to have had cool moms at all, you'll probably celebrate with maybe some brunch? A mani… continue reading Celebrate These Bada$$ Moms on Mother's Day

By written by Rachel F.    May 8, 2018    2

Whether you’ve been a fan for decades or are only now encountering them, manga —Japanese graphic novels—are an exciting comic form, incredibly varied in both artistic style and… continue reading Explore a Mighty Manga-verse of Japanese Comics and Graphic Novels!

By written by Sara P.    May 3, 2018    1

Are you wondering what’s going on with Spring this year? You may not be able to count on the weather, but you can count on us to give you reading and viewing suggestions that live up to your… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Paul A.    May 2, 2018   

April is National Poetry Month ! I know what you are thinking—poetry is something assigned to you by a teacher and you kind of understand what the author is saying but maybe not really?… continue reading Young Adult Novels in Verse

By written by Rachel F.    April 26, 2018   

The best part of comics and graphic novels for me has been the increasing celebration of female friendship and teamwork. There are a ton of comic dudes out there who disagree. They, however,… continue reading Where's My Girl Gang At? Female Friendship in Adventure Comics

By written by Rachel F.    April 25, 2018   

Comics are for everyone, even the youngest readers! Graphic novels account for some of the most popular children’s books today, are an excellent way to engage even the most reluctant reader,… continue reading Children's Graphic Novel Recommendations

By written by Meredith M.    April 17, 2018   

Today, April 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The next one arrives exactly 13 weeks later on July 13! The only logical thing to do on such a superstitious occassion is… continue reading 13 Screamingly Scary Movies to Stream This Friday the 13th!

By written by Peter SM    April 13, 2018   

You love Black Panther, I love Black Panther—we all love Black Panther! Have you already read through all of our Black Panther comics and graphic novels available in our catalog? Feeling… continue reading African and African-American Superheroes That Aren’t the Black Panther

By written by Rachel F.    April 11, 2018   

Spoiler alert: it's an irrefutable fact that we will all die one day. Whether it's a family member, a beloved pet, or someone we look up to and admire—all will eventually pass away… continue reading On Being Mortal: Books That Deal with Death, Grief, and Loss

By written by Ai Leng N.    April 5, 2018   

We all have our favorites when it comes to picture books, and for me, one of my top ten picture books of all time is Leaves by David Ezra Stein . It is such perfect book – one very young… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Honey

By written by Monica C.    April 5, 2018   

Even if you’re not a big reader of comics and graphic novels, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with graphic novel memoirs . After all, these are the books that have won… continue reading Illustrating Life: Graphic Memoir Recommendations

By written by Jennifer E.    April 4, 2018   

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