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  • Into the light
    Teen Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month

    From September 15 to October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these Latinx and Hispanic selections from the teen collection.

  • Pop-Up Komiks Book List

    Filipino comics are a long and beloved print tradition in the Philippines and throughout the Filipino diasporas. In honor of Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (National Language Month) on August 2023 we had on display high-quality reproductions of selected Mars Ravelo publications such as Darna, Captain Barbell, and Lastikman, alongside Free Library of Philadelphia materials about Filipino cultures and in Filipino languages available for browsing and check out. These books and videos connect with the iconic vintage comics and continue the celebration of the many indigenous languages in the Philippines and bring awareness to the ongoing use of native Filipino dialects.


Reviews

  • Ice a memoir of gangster life and redemption :… by Ice-T
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Here is the previously untold backstory about how Ice-T became a west coaster, and got started in the rap scene in L.A. Available to read on the Libby App.

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Sep 28, 2023

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  • Itch by Farquhar, Polly.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Check out this awesome chapter book. Read alone or read as a bed-time story, or let your child read to you every other chapter perfect for bedtime reading.

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Sep 26, 2023

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  • Ritz Harper goes to Hollywood by Williams, Wendy,
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    This is the final book in the Trilogy. Ritz survives an assasination attempt and the death of her newborn. Will she make it in Hollywood? Will she keep Chas as her main booker/agent or is Chas too hot to handle? Read it and find out.

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Sep 14, 2023

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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Great family comedy. This will be a great film for anyone who has been through the foster care system in America or Australia or elsewhere. Beautiful footage of the outback. Also available on kanopy

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Aug 25, 2023

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  • Dawn of the new everything : encounters with… by Lanier, Jaron,
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Jaron Lanier has led a captivating life; that at many times surpasses the intrigue of Virtual Reality creation in America. If you are interested in knowing about the early development scene in the 1980s and 1990s in Marin County before everyone was connected by email this is the book for you. This would also be a great book for an instructor introducing the topic to their class since there are more than twenty definitions of Virtual Reality explored. 

     

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Aug 18, 2023

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  • His girl Friday by Hawks Howard
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    This is a great classic. It is also available via the Free Library Kanopy service.

    Reviewed by Ellen C on Aug 11, 2023

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