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Picture Book Highlights | The Rabbit Listened

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 be there for them? That’s where…

Get Your Game On with These Video Game-influenced Graphic Novels!

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 the people behind the creation of these…

Celebrate These Bada$$ Moms on Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day and for those of us lucky to still have our moms in our lives, or to have had cool moms at all, you'll probably celebrate with maybe some brunch? A mani pedi? Maybe some skydiving? Who knows, but…

Explore a Mighty Manga-verse of Japanese Comics and Graphic Novels!

Whether you’ve been a fan for decades or are only now encountering them, manga —Japanese graphic novels—are an exciting comic form, incredibly varied in both artistic style and content. The Free Library has extensive…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

Are you wondering what’s going on with Spring this year? You may not be able to count on the weather, but you can count on us to give you reading and viewing suggestions that live up to your high standards. Try these new titles…

Young Adult Novels in Verse

April is National Poetry Month ! I know what you are thinking—poetry is something assigned to you by a teacher and you kind of understand what the author is saying but maybe not really? Maybe the books you were assigned were a…

Where's My Girl Gang At? Female Friendship in Adventure Comics

The best part of comics and graphic novels for me has been the increasing celebration of female friendship and teamwork. There are a ton of comic dudes out there who disagree. They, however, are wrong. Who will have your back…

Children's Graphic Novel Recommendations

Comics are for everyone, even the youngest readers! Graphic novels account for some of the most popular children’s books today, are an excellent way to engage even the most reluctant reader, and are accessible to multiple levels…

13 Screamingly Scary Movies to Stream This Friday the 13th!

Today, April 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The next one arrives exactly 13 weeks later on July 13! The only logical thing to do on such a superstitious occassion is to stay (safely) inside away from black…

African and African-American Superheroes That Aren’t the Black Panther

You love Black Panther, I love Black Panther—we all love Black Panther! Have you already read through all of our Black Panther comics and graphic novels available in our catalog? Feeling ready to branch out and explore what else…

On Being Mortal: Books That Deal with Death, Grief, and Loss

Spoiler alert: it's an irrefutable fact that we will all die one day. Whether it's a family member, a beloved pet, or someone we look up to and admire—all will eventually pass away and how we deal with those losses is…

Picture Book Highlights | Honey

We all have our favorites when it comes to picture books, and for me, one of my top ten picture books of all time is Leaves by David Ezra Stein . It is such perfect book – one very young bear experiences his first fall and winter,…

Illustrating Life: Graphic Memoir Recommendations

Even if you’re not a big reader of comics and graphic novels, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with graphic novel memoirs . After all, these are the books that have won Pulitzers and other big awards, often…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings, so why not renew your love of reading and films with these new titles available in April? There are serious, off-beat, thrilling, and funny suggested titles to choose from and all of…

Graphic Novel Classics of Classic Literature

There have always been illustrated versions of classic novels—from comic book versions of Moby Dick , The Three Musketeers, or even Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Boycott . It’s like watching the movie version of a…

Wrap Your Head Around These Books About the Brain

Three upcoming new books, coming out in three consecutive months, will focus on the subject of the workings of the human brain. Helen Thomson, a freelance science journalist, tells the stories of nine extraordinary people from…

Picture Book Highlights | "I'm a Big Kid Now!" Series

Author/illustrator Maria Van Lieshout has a series of books aptly called Big Kid Power . Drawing from her own experience as a mother, the books are meant to help caregivers and children reach important milestones together: giving up…

The Indomitable Romance Fiction of Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson was the first African-American author to make the New York Times Best Seller list in the Romance series category. Publisher’s Weekly has called her "a master" and USA Today has described her as "the…

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Irish YA Lit!

March brings us many things—weather that is all over the place, early spring flowers and feelings, and inevitably, St. Patrick’s Day. It's my understanding that St. Patrick's Day in Ireland is actually a pretty…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

This month's new titles include the debut children’s picture book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz (in English and Spanish), about memories, family, and heritage; a very funny and cute book for children in…