Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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Author Archives: Collection Development Department
After the horrible tragedy that occurred in Charleston on the night of June 17, Chad Williams, the chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University began to start tweeting #CharlestonSyllabus, along with other colleagues from the … Continue reading
I love reading historical fiction that teaches me about a different era and puts me into that time’s mindset. Historical fiction writer Sarah McCoy has succeeded with The Mapmaker’s Children, which juxtaposes present day West Virginia with the times of the … Continue reading
June 8th is World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. This year’s theme is, “healthy oceans, healthy planets.” The health of our oceans is critical to the health of our planets. Covering over 70% of … Continue reading
Oftentimes, reading a book will make me want to learn more about a particular person or subject. Our book club, Tuesday at Two, just finished discussing Lily King’s compelling novel, Euphoria, loosely based on the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead … Continue reading
I picked up Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon because I had seen several blog posts and articles recommending this title as a read-alike for The Girl on the Train. Both books keep you on your toes and turning the page … Continue reading
May the 4th is the unofficial holiday of Star War fans everywhere. Celebrate the day by watching a Star Wars movie, reading a book or graphic novel, listening to audiobook or perhaps, just finding how much your Star Wars paraphernalia … Continue reading
Today is World Book & Copyright Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and … Continue reading
Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives? Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the … Continue reading
Sponsored by the American Library Association and the Carnegie Corporation, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction shortlist was announced this week. Started in 2012, this literary award was established to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction … Continue reading
If you became enamored with the quirky lovable character of Professor Don Tillman in The Rosie Project you should continue on and read The Rosie Effect by Graeme C. Simsion. Honeymooners, Tillman, a genetics professor, has been married for ten … Continue reading