Posts in “recommendations” (242)

The dog days of summer may be upon us, but shake off that I’ll-just-lie-on-the-couch attitude and head out to your neighborhood library to find a good book ... then you can lie on the couch… continue reading

By Paul A.   July 31, 2018    2

We're into round 3 of our Summer Madness blockbuster reads online bracket game! With only two weeks left, the Great Eight has arrived with devils and dolls, fly girls and tigers, hitchikers… continue reading

By Administrator   July 27, 2018   

The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards took place on July 20 in San Diego at the yearly Comic-Con. The awards, now in their 30th year, honor creative achievement in comic books from… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 25, 2018   

We've gone a bit crazy from the heat over here at the Free Library. You might even say, we've got... SUMMER MADNESS ! This online bracket-style tournament matches blockbuster, best-selling… continue reading

By Administrator   July 20, 2018   

Unless you've turned off all avenues of media and have been hiding under a proverbial rock (and really, no judgement here!), you may have noticed Russia has been in the news a bit recently...… continue reading

By Rachel F.   July 18, 2018    3

Board books are an all-time favorite—ideal for babies and toddlers, just right for little hands (and mouths)—the perfect treat to share with little ones. Here are three brand new board… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 16, 2018    2

Today, July 13, is the second of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The first one arrived exactly 13 weeks earlier on April 13! I penned a post full of screamingly scary streaming selections… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 13, 2018   

Have you ever read a book and thought that the universe the author created felt real? Or really wished that it was? I’m looking at you, Hogwarts… Well, what if I told you that… continue reading

By Rachel F.   July 10, 2018    1

Pressure to conform can be difficult to resist. It is hard to defy expectations, to be true to oneself, when one is facing peer pressure. It takes courage (and sometimes a friend) to find comfort… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 9, 2018   

Ah yes, it's Beach Reads season once again. But really, what does it even mean to call a book a ‘beach read’? Are they books with wintery themes, or set in chilly locations, to… continue reading

By Kim B.   July 5, 2018   

When the calendar page turns to July, we know that summer cannot be denied. Escape is on most of our minds – escape from the heat and from the usual routines. Whether you take off to other… continue reading

By Paul A.   July 2, 2018   

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

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

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

By Rachel F.   June 20, 2018   

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Rachel F.   May 9, 2018   

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