Posts in “recommendations” (304)

Our suggestions for August are notably of the inspirational type – new books about poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou and famous physician Oliver Sacks , as well as a… continue reading

By Paul A.   July 31, 2019   

History is endlessly fascinating to me; twentieth-century history in particular is full of triumphs and dark chapters. Sometimes it takes some distance to get perspective on events of… continue reading

By Rachel F.   July 23, 2019   

(note: play these songs in the background while reading this blog post : ) In honor of this week’s very special Lunar Landing anniversary , I’ve been thinking a lot about how our… continue reading

By Joel N.   July 19, 2019    1

I’ve always loved this expression – probably because it includes two of my favorite things: the summer season and dogs! As an idiom, the dog days are the hottest, most humid days of… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 18, 2019   

Fifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong , Buzz Aldrin , and Michael Collins first set off into space to explore the surface of the Moon. Their mission, Apollo 11 , was the culmination of decades of… continue reading

By Clare F.   July 16, 2019   

Independence Day isn’t the only famous birthday this week: on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, which is now part of Mexico City, the revolutionary spirit Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was… continue reading

By Brittanie S.   July 5, 2019    1

In celebration of Independence Day, let’s take a look at one of America’s greatest national monuments: The Statue of Liberty . Recognized internationally as a symbol of freedom, it is… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 3, 2019   

What do you like to read in the summer? Do you prefer fiction that takes you out of yourself and your surroundings? Or do you like to read about a real person or event to learn something new about… continue reading

By Paul A.   July 1, 2019   

This is not a drill friends: Stranger Things  is coming back! I repeat, Stranger Things is coming back just in time for the Independence Day weekend! In the meantime while we all wait, let me… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 28, 2019   

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." (unknown author) Father's Day is celebrated internationally on a variety of different dates. In the United States,… continue reading

By Susanna W.   June 14, 2019   

Are you looking for ideas on fun things to do for Father's Day?  How about cuddling with the perfect picture book? We have loads of wonderful picture books celebrating the bonds between… continue reading

By Monica C.   June 12, 2019   

Welcome to another Pride Month, friends! After this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race , I’m sure we're all ready to keep the amazing times rolling with more exploration of performative… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 6, 2019    8

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month with lots of Free Library of Pride events scheduled! We recommend these new children’s, teen, and adult fiction titles, coming to a neighborhood library near you,… continue reading

By Paul A.   May 31, 2019   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Kim B.   April 24, 2019   

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