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May, among other things, is Mental Health Awareness Month —so this is a great time to discuss and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Millions of people in the United States and around… continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By written by Rachel F.    May 15, 2019   

Ah mothers and motherhood – such a beautiful and serene time, where everything is so easy and uncomplicated, right? Ha! All of the moms I know, including my friends, coworkers, and even my… continue reading Graphic Novels about Motherhood

By written by Rachel F.    May 8, 2019   

Free Library cardholders know that the library is a passport to literacy, learning, and curiosity. But did you know that the Free Library can also assist your actual travels around our city, our… continue reading Happy National Tourism Day!

By written by Clare F.    May 7, 2019   

This Saturday marks that most intergalactic of wordplay holidays... May the 4th Be With You ! Did you know that " Star Wars Fiction " is a subject heading in our online catalog ?… continue reading May the 4th Be With You | Star Wars Fiction

By written by Rachel F.    May 3, 2019   

Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, begins on May 5. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar and all over the world Muslim families celebrate with daily fasting and prayer. For… continue reading Children's Books for Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan!)

By written by Monica C.    May 2, 2019   

Our new title offerings for May are an eclectic bunch, touching on wolves, teenage chefs, Harper Lee, and the strange art and science of decision-making. Read on for our suggestions, available in… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Paul A.    April 30, 2019   

In my version of a perfect world, there are two kinds of fiction readers: Those who have already read (and loved) multi-award-winning author N.K Jemisin 's work and those who will. Soon. If… continue reading Are You an N.K. Jemisin Fan Yet?

By written by Kim B.    April 24, 2019   

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or… continue reading Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!: Let's Hear It for Sports Comics and Manga!

By written by Rachel F.    April 17, 2019   

We’re back for another edition of Picture Book Highlights – a series where we put the spotlight on a book that has been ordered for all neighborhood libraries . Earlier this year we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets

By written by Monica C.    April 15, 2019   

Game of Thrones is coming back to HBO, did you know that? I mean, how could we miss it—am I right? I’m guessing that you’ve been waiting like everyone else with baited breath to… continue reading YA Books to Read While You Wait for Game of Thrones to Return

By written by Rachel F.    April 3, 2019    2

Celebrate the coming of Spring with new fantasy fiction for teens and adults, memoirs by culinary celebrities, a film about the ground-breaking career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Paul A.    April 1, 2019   

Ah March, that most unusual of months – is it spring or winter? Will it snow one last time? Are the crocuses blooming yet to give me a glimmer of hope? One fun way to get through these last… continue reading Celebrating Math and Formulas in Teen Books for Pi Day!

By written by Rachel F.    March 14, 2019   

It’s still early in the race for the presidency 2020, but already we have 4 (four!) women candidates for the presidency: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala… continue reading Women’s History Month | 2020 Women Presidential Candidates

By written by Monica C.    March 12, 2019   

It’s almost Captain Marvel movie time and I’m so excited! I’ve been mildly obsessed with the Captain Marvel comics recently and in anticipation of the movie release I… continue reading Catching Up with Captain Marvel!

By written by Rachel F.    March 6, 2019   

Our new title offerings for March are a fascinating combination of stories about people on the margins struggling to survive and new stories about some well-loved characters that you may remember.… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Paul A.    March 1, 2019   

The last decade has produced a number of amazing, award-winning, and celebratory graphic novels featuring figures from African American history. Here are a few of my favorites that I would love to… continue reading Graphic Novels about Black History

By written by Rachel F.    February 20, 2019   

It's Valentine’s Day and I feel like this is the perfect time to indulge in a good imaginary romance. I don’t know about you but I love a good teen romance novel: I love the… continue reading Young Adult Romance Novels to Warm Cold Hearts

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2019    1

It’s Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday today, February 7, and like many people born in the 1970s and who grew up in the 1980s, I read (and by read, I mean devoured) the Little House on the… continue reading Problematic Favorites | Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House on the Prairie Series

By written by Rachel F.    February 7, 2019    6

February is Black History Month – an annual commemoration that recognizes and celebrates the heritage, culture, contributions and achievements of African Americans to American history and… continue reading #ownvoices: Celebrating Black History Month and Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    February 6, 2019   

With February being Black History Month , may we suggest some new adult, teen, and children’s titles by African American authors, including the latest by Angie Thomas (the author of The Hate… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Paul A.    February 1, 2019   

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