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Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

For Hollywood, the time spanning November through March is known as "film awards season" . Between the  People's Choice Awards ,  Golden Globe Awards , the Oscars , the Golden Raspberry Awards , as well as…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

A new year and decade has arrived; time to take stock of where we are and begin anew.  May we suggest some inspirational children’s titles, and a new book by Martha Stewart to help you organize your home and your life? No?…

19 Great Graphic Novels from 2019!

Whether they were new stand-alone stories, biographical novels, retro reissue collections, original children's series, or new adventures with familiar faces, there was no shortage of comic-related reading material in 2019, let alone…

Dena's Favorite Books of 2019

It's that time of the year again! Working in the Fiction Department of the Parkway Central Library means that I am always surrounded by excellent books to read. I read over 330 this year, and in narrowing it down to my top 30…

New Star Wars Teen Fiction to Read Before The Rise of Skywalker!

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again – time for a new installment in the Star Wars movie universe! I’ve written before about my Star Wars excitement (that I’m sure you share!): Back in 2015, it was about…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!

As the days get shorter, stay cozy at home with one of these December selections coming soon to a neighborhood library near you.   Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade) The Cool Bean written by John Jory and illustrated by Peter Oswald…

Donatucci Library's Lights Around the World and Holiday Book Recommendations

Here at Donatucci Library, we are thrilled to welcome back Alycia Larson also known as "the Geography Lady" to present an inclusive holiday program called Lights Around the World today, Thursday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. Alycia…

December Is Read a New Book Month

As another year draws to a close, another frenzied holiday season arrives—and what better way to say no to the madness than by saying yes to a compelling book? December is not just the month of Giving Tuesday, the Winter Solstice,…

Picture Book Highlights | Thanksgiving Edition

It’s all there in the name: Thanksgiving is about gratitude, it’s about paying attention, noticing all the good things in our lives and in the world, and choosing to be thankful. Thanksgiving is also about sharing and…

Maritime Disasters: Commercial Ships, Catastrophic Sinkings

I’ve been called a walking disaster many times, and frankly, there's a lot of truth to it. I spill things, drop things, say things, and eat things I shouldn’t. But I’m nothing compared to a misadventure on the open…

New First Nation Books for Young Readers

November is Native American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the rich histories, cultures, and traditions of all First Nations. It is encouraging to see new books being created by and about First Nation authors and/or…

Happy Birthday to Kurt Vonnegut (and Kilgore Trout?)

Yes, I am one of those: I keep a list of books saved in my phone—books that I will eventually read once I reach that magical point of life when I stop desiring new books and therefore stop adding to the dang list—and…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, our November selections should be be of interest. There are sci-fi, fantasy, and amazing true stories that will capture your imagination and stimulate the mind...   Young…

Picture Book Highlights | One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller

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 . This time we have a perfect book for storytime – a book…

Black Girl Magic

If Blk Girl Soldier by Jamila Woods has been your anthem for the past few years... then you might be ready for the following booklist! Feeling telepathic? Step into this selection of *Black Girl Magic* featuring Black women authors and…

Digital Media Highlights October 2019 | Streaming Screams Just in Time for Halloween!

At the beginning of each month, we highlight all the great new titles —books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music—that have been added to our catalog and will be available to check out at your neighborhood library .…

The Voices of Undocumented Immigrants: Memoirs and Stories of Young People

Who are all these undocumented folks we hear about? What is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)? Who are DREAMers ? What does it mean to be an American, to be a citizen? With questions of citizenship in the news lately, I…

The Breast Cancer Journey Illustrated Through Graphic Novels

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a time to learn about prevention and treatment. However, I think it's also a time where we can agree that breast cancer is very rude. According to recent studies, about 1 in 8…

Creepy Comics for October Nights

Greetings friends, October is here once again! Time for jack-o'-lantern carving, horror movie marathons, and over-the-top Halloween decorations. Looking to add a healthy dose of horror to your comic book reading? Here are some of…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

Our October suggestions are a mix of fantasy, history, romance, health, and adventure—truly, something for everyone—and they’re all coming to a neighborhood library near you this month!   Young Children (Up to 2nd…